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    Best CDR and CD-RW media??

    Who makes the best (and most reliable) CDR and CD-RW media? I'm getting a plextor CR-RW for X-mas and want to burn some MP3s to CDR and back up my system onto CDRWs......thanks in advance.

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    TDK is perhaps the most readily availiable 12x CD-R media that's top notch quality. Look for the pale blue or silver/platinum dye CD-R media.

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    i bought a 50 pack of 8x 700mb CD's called K hypermedia for $16.99 I have a plextor 12x10x32 and burn @ 12x with no problems. They are just fine.

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    Kodak Ultima Golds
    Mitsubishi
    Ricoh Premiums

    All good

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    Originally posted by Bink:
    Kodak Ultima Golds
    Mitsubishi
    Ricoh Premiums
    You're right, but besides the Kodak, those are damned hard to come by. The Mitsu Chemical (not Mitsubishi) CDs are said to be the best.. but I've never seen one for sale.

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    is it true that memorex are considered very crappy??

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    It all depends on the dye. I had a odd pack of memorex CD-Rs (typically dark blue) that had the silver dye and they were excellent even for CDA.

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    S_Klass, yeah, the Mitsui's are good, always have been.

    I've got a couple, one that is about 4 years old, scratched and used, but it still works like I wrote it yesterday

    In Australia, the Kodak Ultima Gold's are common.

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    Ricoh's are good. My 6x4x24 works great on ALL the systems that I've tried it on. Not like my old mitsuimi, that only worked on MY machine, which i guess ist TOO bad .

    as for cd's. Dont be cheap. Any silver backed (or close to silver) cds will be good.

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    Just stay away from the CDRW's from COMPUSA. You'll end up with more coasters than a coffee shop.
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    Actually making coasters (buffer underruns) has more to do with your hardware and usage then the CDs themselves.

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    I've got a cheap burner (Mitsumi 4x4x24) and have bought dirt-cheap CD-Rs. I have a spool of 100 Datasafe 4x CD-Rs for 28 cents apiece, and I bought a bunch of Imation 4x CD-Rs with jewel cases for 29 cents apiece. Despite the insane cheapness, I have yet to burn a coaster on any of these disks!! IMHO, if the el-cheapo disks perform perfectly, paying much more than 30 cents for a CD-R means you're getting ripped off. The only drawback is, of course, most of the el cheapos are 4x.


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