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MEMOREX BAD MEDIA?

Discussion in 'CD-R(W) Media' started by mike_cas, Jul 31, 2003.

  1. mike_cas

    mike_cas Member

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    I just recently bought memorex cd-rw media and I got so many errors! I have learned that they are just pure trash, I can not format any of them, having the error message "format failure due to general failure", I tried all software that is the market(nero 5.X, easy cd creator 5.0,hpdla) and same thing. Im really frustated because i need to backup important files stored in my hd. Ill try a brand name and see the results.
     
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  2. cd-rw.org

    cd-rw.org Active member

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    What speed is the CD-RW media certified to?
    What is the fastest speed your drive supports?

    You don't need to format them. Burn them as regular ISO data discs - you get more available capacity on the disc (but you will not be able to use the disc "like a floppy".).
     
  3. xbennyboy

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    I have had trouble with Memorex CD-RW's too. I usually can't burn anything onto them, and when I am actually successful, I can't erase them! I have tried Verbatim disks and they work fine.
     
  4. piano632

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    Memorex does not make the greatest quality media. Same with Imation. Try using Fuji, Verbatim, etc. - they are better.
     
  5. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    You got it! Memorex is forever on my shitlist as far as media go.
     
  6. Hawk101

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    I bought box of ten Memorex CD-RW 700MB/80Min at the last moment and had to trash 5 of them It seems I am not alone in having problems with Memorex.
     
  7. mac71

    mac71 Guest

    I have never used tthe Memorex CD-rw, but I have went thru 2 - 30 packs of 48X(700mb / 80min) CD-Rs and haven't had any problems with them yet.
     
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    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Lucky you... however it seems that their more recent CDRs are more reliable than previous iterations. Their CDRWs however have a dismal record. Mac71, perhaps you could provide the ATIP for those ever so lucky CDRs? :)
     

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