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.
[This message has been edited by Grimlock (edited 01-11-2002).]
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?
AXIA T-Bird 1GHz @ 1.266GHz
[This message has been edited by grover (edited 01-11-2002).]
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!