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Need advice on quality CD-R for archiving Photos

Discussion in 'CD-R(W) Media' started by danr42, Jan 29, 2003.

  1. danr42

    danr42 Member

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    I'm looking for a good quality CD-R that will last to store my digital photos on. I bought some TDK 's The package say Photo Storage for Digital Archiving. That just seems to be a marketing gimmick to me. Here is the ATIP data

    ATIP: 97m 31s 07f
    Disc Manufacturer: Ritek Co.
    Reflective layer: Dye (Short strategy; e.g. Phthalocyanine)
    Media type: CD-Recordable
    Recording Speeds: min. unknown - max. unknown
    nominal Capacity: 656.69MB (74m 45s 01f / LBA: 336226)

    Any one know anything about these disks.

    A guy at my local computer store said the Memorex Blacks were really good. Any comments?

    I live in the US and my burner is a Plextor 8/4/32A.

    Thanks
     
  2. skylinedo

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    I'd stick w/ Ritek or Taiyo Yuden if I wanted to save data for a really long time. Hell, my first Jpop cd was by Ritek and I burnt it 3 years ago. Used it almost everday and still going strong.
     
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    cd-rw.org Active member

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    Ritek, Taiyo, Mitsubishi (Verbatim) are my favorites atm.
     
  4. newbee101

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    I use imation and keep loose cds in my school bag ...I forgot about it and with all kinds of scratches (couldn't see no reflection) it worked strong and I use a program to make a VCD slide show that plays on DVD and played on there no problem
     
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    Imation is usually made by CMC Magnetics, which is not among the recommended - your mileage may vary though.
     
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    I'd recommend Ritek, Taiyo and Prodisc. None of them have ever failed me.
     
  7. jase

    jase Guest

    I'd go along with what Chris said. In my experience the discs that seem to be good and currently available (in order of preference)...

    Mitsui
    TY
    Kodak
    Mitsubishi
    Ritek
    Nan-Ya (these discs are excellent value for money IMHO, but rare)
    Prodisc
    MBI

    I'm not keen on CMC.
     

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