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Postby denied1977 on Mon Dec 22, 2003 7:16 am

Any1 heard of them???? I just bought Sony 48x (Supremas) and they are from Acer. Are they any good, any problems? :-?

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Postby MediumRare on Mon Dec 22, 2003 10:04 am

Welcome to the forum!

The Acer's I have are very good although I bought them primarily for the packaging (see http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=53255#53255). Don't be surprised if you see these identified as Daxon by some programs: Daxon is the new name for Acer Media.

Since you already have them, the best thing is to try them out and share your results. :D

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Postby RJW on Mon Dec 22, 2003 11:48 am

Sorry to say but Benq/Daxon/Acer (however we should call them )makes media with a great variance in quality.
Most times it's quite good. But sometimes the quality is really low !!
Also on quite some writers I had problems with burning there older media up to 80 minutes. Burning up to 74 minutes goes fine. But with 80 minutes audio there is a good change that you here some pops and clicks.
Now the latest batch of 48x media. The ones I got were branded as HEMA. I got didn't had his problem however the quality showed great differences. Some disc's were very good and some won't even burn right ! It was a 20 pack (15 disc's burned fine with very low error rates (C1: less then 1) 2 disc's had much C2 errors one of them showed a production error (damaged upper layer). The last 2 disc's just failed to record right and 1 is still unburned.

This HEMA media is way overpriced since if you look arround you can get
Ritek, FUJI,TY manufactured media from which 20 of the 20 will burn fine with very low error rates(Average C1=0.5 on my recorders )
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Postby xchagg on Sun Dec 28, 2003 8:31 am

I found a dusty pack of these in a shop today and bought them, seeing from other posts that these are made by Hitachi-Maxwell. They have exactly the same packaging, and are rated at 12x:


Imagine my surprise when i opened the box and ran a few tests arrrgh :(

Manufacturer : Acer
Code : 97m22s66f
Disc Type : CD-R
Usage : General
Recording Layer : Dye Type 6: Short Strategy (Phthalocyanine)
Recording Speed : n/a
Capacity : 79:59.74
703 MB

Drive Type = CD-RW
Disc Type = CDR (B+)
Lead In = 97:22:66
Lead Out = 79:59:74
Nominal = 702.83MB (79m 59s 74f/LBA:359849)
Manufacturer = Daxon Inc.
Cur. Speed = Wrt(0X),Rd(24X)

Any idea if these discs would be suitable for data archival purposes?

Thx :)
Puffing away on an antiquated Mitsumi CR-4084 TE > 4yrs old @ 4x :\
Finally got new drives and comp wohoo. Lite-on 52327S and a NEC 2100@2510 lol
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Postby aviationwiz on Sun Dec 28, 2003 3:24 pm

My only expirience with Acer media was back in my HP CD-Writer-Plus 9300i. It was the very first media I used. Rated at 10x, 10x writer, burned them at 10x, boom, buffer under-run errors left and right. It was branded as Acer and got them at I think Best Buy. I don't know if it was the media or what, but I don't recall getting buffer under-run errors any other time. Of course, you don't have to worry about buffer under-run errors now-a-days.
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Postby casey on Sun Dec 28, 2003 5:51 pm

I have had excellent service from Acer media (Acer Gold) the past 3 years, but I have to add, all on LG drives.
Have used Acer 12, 24, 32, 40 & 48x hundreds of burns @ max speed and never 1 problem. Disc's burned with my LG 8160 in 2001 are all still 100% readable.
LG's used: 8160, 8240, 8400, 8481, 8520, 8523, & 8525
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Postby Scour on Sun Dec 28, 2003 9:36 pm


Acer-media works great on my burners from MSI (Optorite) and Asus :)

Full-speed, no one coaster, low error-rates
Benq DW 1640, LG GH-20N, Pioneer BDR-208
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Postby NoSmartz on Sun Dec 28, 2003 10:01 pm

I'm down to my last 50 pack of Sony cd-r's and they are listed as Acer 79.54.74.They have worked great for me.Sony still owes me $11.00 though for the rebate but other than that they work fine.No coasters.

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Postby Bhairav on Mon Dec 29, 2003 8:56 am

No worries with Benq (Acer) Gold 48X media here. Used them on my 52327S and 48125W.
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