Is there really that much difference between the cheap and the expensive discs?
The first CDRs I bought were Kodac Gold because they were half-price but since I have been buying the cheapest CDs I can find. I never had any problems with these cheap CDs in terms of compatibility and quality of burn.
I can burn on these cheap CDs at x40 speed without any errors.
I read somewhere about an accelerated ageing test which was done on different brand Cds. Good Cds such Kodac Gold could keep data for 125 years before it becomes unreadable but the cheap CDs can only hold it for 25 years. But then who would want to store data on CD for 125 years. In 25 years time there will be other types of storage so cheap CDs are adequate.
So is it worth buying expensive good brands when the cheap ones are as good?