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    What CDR media would you recommend?

    For a while now I've been using K-Hypermedia CDRs since they're pretty cheap and have always worked great. Last week I was getting alot of write error (thank God for simulated burns) and at first I though it was my burner. I had about 20 discs left from a 50 spindle and they were all getting write errors. For a while I thought I was out of luck since the warranty on the burner had just expired. I went and purchased a Cendyne burner and the same thing happened. After this I bought a new spindle and it burned no problems. I distributed the remaining discs from the other spindle for some friends to test and they said that they got the same errors with different burners/speeds. What media brands have proven themselves reliable. I know I may have just gotten a bad batch but I think I'll switch to a more reliable brand now.

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    I've always used Sony, never had any problem.

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    cds that work on mine may not work on yours,burners are different.buy singles and see which ones work.go with big brand names,like sony and memorex.

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    i use the fuji taiyo yurden (sp?). made in japan, and they are pretty much the best cdr out there.

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    i use sony and tdk for when i really care about my media. for the throwaway data backup i use more generic cr@p

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    My personal preferences are:

    [list=1][*]Mitsubishi (or Verbatim, same thing)[*]Kodak Gold (unfortunately they're not available as 80min, only the cheaper Ultima's are)[*]TDK[/list=a]


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    Some name brands,

    Fuji
    Kodak
    Maxwell
    Sony
    TDK
    Verbatim

    Did I leave any out?


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    I've always used the cheapest disks I can find... I had one "datasafe" batch where the ink liked to melt in the car in summer, but it hasn't had any problems in moderate temperatures or indoors so I'm kinda phasing it out of my audio CDs But otherwise, I've always had a terrific experience with el-cheapos like "hi-val" or "delta". And heck, when you're getting 100 CD-Rs for $5 after rebate, who cares what brand it is?

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    A few weeks after I'd built a system for a friend, he calls me up saying he's having problems with his CD-ROM.

    After collecting details, it turns out his Dad had brought home a pack of el'cheapo CD-R's. He was copying something from one of these CD's one day when *WHAM*, the thing exploded in his CD-ROM sending silver shards right through the unit!

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    Originally posted by Bink:
    ...There's a lesson here, see if you can find it
    Yup. Let's take out some insurance for grover's limbs, we might get rich!

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    I second that! Thanks alot for the info guys.

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    I personally use sony, imation and memorex. No problems w/ either. My friend has had good results using verbatim

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