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Maxell media any good?

Discussion in 'CD-R(W) Media' started by GraveLayr, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. GraveLayr

    GraveLayr Member

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    Looking to buy some media from office depot and they only have Imation, Memorex and Maxell. The 1st two are bad from what I read but how about Maxell??
     
  2. elfstone

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    Well, I can only tell you from my experience with them. I bought two of the Maxell CD-R Pro 700 mb 25 packs (rated at up to 40x speed) while on sale at Office Depot about 2 months ago. Most of them gave me errors. I'm not sure if it's my burning software (Nero) or if it was the discs, but I wasn't too impressed with them. This happened with both 25 packs. Maybe others had luck with them, but I haven't so far. I may try them again to see if it was just an isolated bad batch, but Fuji seems to work well for me. Never tried Imation or Memorex.
     
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    vurbal Administrator Staff Member

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    I can't speak for Maxell but I would definitely stay away from Imation and while I've never had a problem writing Memorex discs, but when I used to use Memorex all the time I noticed that there are some issues with some drives reading them. Since I found a local store that sells 100 Verbatim DataLife Plus discs for $30 I dont' buy anything else.
     
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    Well i bought a pack of Maxell CD-R 800XL (16x rated) a while back when i was in need of some cds quickly and i've not had a single problem writing at 48x. I'm half way through the pack now and i'd definitely have them again from the point of view of burning/reading/using them. Whether they will blow up in a few months or just turn into a troup of wandering mongooses and dance the Bolero on top of my cd player -- well i just don't know...
     
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    I've burned quite a bit with Maxell discs, and never had any problems. Of course, I've never had any problems with any cd-r discs, and it's not like I've got a great burner. Older 16x were made by Acer (at least some 16x that I bought), but newer 40x versions of Maxell cd-r discs are:

    ATIP: 97m 15s 17f
    Disc Manufacturer: Ritek Co.
    Reflective layer: Dye (Short strategy; e.g. Phthalocyanine)
    Media type: CD-Recordable
    Recording Speeds: min. unknown - max. unknown
    nominal Capacity: 702.82MB (79m 59s 70f / LBA: 359845)

    Not bad, apparently.
     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Maxell are typically good. I would definitely stay away from Memorex though... big dissapointment. Imation seems to be hit and miss.. some packs are extremely good yet others are "okay" to "not so good"
     
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    ATIPs, ATIPs, ATIPs!

    "Maxell good, Memorex bad" doesn't give enough information as neither of these companies manufacture their discs. Maxell has recently been using high quality providers and therefore it's a fairly safe buy. Memorex on the other hand has been using a lot of CMC, which is a hit or miss.

    So do like timcupery is doing, and always post your ATIP.
     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Errrr sorry boss.... I will as soon as i get my other comp working (the ATIP is logged on the other machine) :S
     

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