What a weird, odd way of reasoning! That's just you then. To everybody else, it DOES mean that they are a bad product. Whoa, what about all the rave review on Verbatims then? I don't see that about Memosux! Shocker. Big surprise. With this, you're the exception (and joe R?). perhaps ur lucky in that your firmware or whatever agrees with memorex, but the vast majority of users thinks memorex is bad, A LOT of people complain about them.