I've finally decided to do something about my confusion over CD-Rs - get experienced opinions that are *not* from my friends. I only burn data - specifically multimedia files - not audio or VCDs. Here's what I've got on me right now. Is there anything here that I should have more or less of, or just sounds wrong? (BTW, I'm in Toronto, and all prices are in Canadian $$$): - Plextor 16/10/40A is my burner. Just a month old, on clearance at Staples for $100. - Verbatim DataLifePlus 80 min 32X - aqua-blue dye, 7 pcs left, got the 10-pk with a $6 Staples rebate: ATIP: 97m 34s 22f Mitsubishi Chemicals Corp. Dye (Long strategy) - Maxell CD-R Pro 80 min 24X - light-green dye, got a 5-pk from Wal-Mart, saving for special stuff: ATIP: 97m 24s 01f Taiyo Yuden Dye (Long strategy) - Sony 80 min 32X - aqua-blue dye, has Supremas stamping on it, just 1 or 2 left ATIP:97m 24s 12f Sony Corp. Dye (Long strategy) - Pine 74 min 16X - unstamped, dark blue dye, got a 100-pc box at a Radio Shack for $50; serves as my bulk pile: ATIP: 97m 25s 00f Disc Manufacturer: Disc ID not allowed Reflective layer: Dye (Disc ID not allowed; e.g. Cyanine, Azo etc.) nominal Capacity: 654.49MB (74m 30s 00f / LBA: 335100) Of course, none of these have died yet, since I bought them all this year, but warnings of what to expect will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!