i just bought these new IMATION cdr's but they were not made in TAIWAN but made in INDIA. I went to check on NERO CD SPEED: DISC INFO but it came up
RECORDING LAYER: dye type 6:short strategy(phthalocyanine)
NEC 2500A $20 10/04
NEC 3500AG for $47 4/05
NEC 3540 for $35 9/05
BENQ 1620 for $36 9//05
It burns much better as CMC on most drives.
However MBIL has a reputation of rotting cd's.(PC -ACTIVE and some COnsumer magazines and real life experience.)
Infact I found most CMC pthalocyanine disc's to be more reliable.
So I can not recommend the media.
Both media didn't survive long in my sunlight test. Except for the MBIL EMTEC Ceram Guard cd's.
These cd-r's are supposed to be based on disc's of MBIL highest quality standard. OKay there much better as any normal MBIL media I encountered so far, but they can't match against old EMTEC Ceram Guards made by TY.
...enabled Imation to invest approximately $100 million in future growth vehicles. These include $49 million for advanced metal particulate coating capabilities, $20 million for an exclusive global brand distribution agreement with Exabyte, $15 million for the acquisition of certain data storage assets of EMTEC Magnetics GmbH, $5 million joint venture investment with Moser Baer for the development of optical media products...
Sounds like we're going to be seeing a lot more MB media from Imation.