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Media Compatibility With CD-RW Drives - Which Media Is Best?

General discussion about recordable CD, DVD and BD media and write quality testing.

Postby Ankerson on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:52 am

Memorex/TY 80min 40x....................40x
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Postby Gabe on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:52 am

Hi!

Cyberdrive CW088D media compatability:

SilverBlue 700MB (AMS Techn.97m 25s 50f) 36x
SKC CD-R 650 Premier 16x (97m 26s 24f) 36x
DataTrack CD-R 80 Multis. 1-12x(Plasmon 97m 27s 19f) 48x
Vivastar CD-R 80 24x 36x
BurnMe 24x (Customer Pressing O. 97m 23s 61f) 36x
BurnMe 24x (MBI 97m 17s 06f) 48x
Targa CD-R 80 16x (Ritek 97m 15s 15f) 32x
Primedisc CD-R 80 20x (Ritek 97m 15s 19f) 40x
MMORE CD-R 80 24x (MoserBaer 97m 17s 06f) 48x
Medion CD-R 80 SilverBlue (Prodisc 97m 32s 14f) 28x
Octron CD-R 80 16x (Ritek 97m 15s 11f) 12x 32x
Tevion 700MB (Ritek 97m15s17f) 40x
Octron 700MB 16x (Ritek 97m15s17f) 36x
Fujitsu Siemens CD-R 650 12x (Ritek 97m31s02f) 20x


All CD´s tested, all error-free

Great drive :)

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Postby TheWizard on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:53 am

I Have Piles wrote:Wizard I just tested another of the 24X White topped Riteks and at 40X it produced damaged sectors so i would change my opinon to 32X to be on the safe side mate. It seems they are not very consistant with quality.


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Postby TheWizard on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:53 am

Gabe wrote:Hi!

Cyberdrive CW088D media compatability:

All CD´s tested, all error-free

Great drive :)

Bye
Gabe


Awesome, more Cyberdrive tests! Thanks Gabe!

I got your submission too for the Plexy PX-4012TA, thanks again Ankerson. :)
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Postby cfitz on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:55 am

Hi Wizard,

Any thoughts on how, exactly, we should define an unsuccessful burn? Obviously if the burn fails outright it is no good. But what if it completes with perceived low quality? For example, I just tested a TDK 80m, 40x disc made by Ritek on my 24x Yamaha CRW3200EZ, and, although the burn completed at 24x and the disc is readable, it isn't very good quality. Too many C2 errors/damaged sectors. Definitely not media that I would recommend. Any thoughts on how to report? Should I just give it the "--" thumbs down?

And, while I am here, anyone have any sources for TY made TDK's with the metal-stabilized cyan? I've been burned (in the bad sense) by the Ritek TDK's, but am still willing to give the TDK TY discs a spin.

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Postby zilet on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:56 am

I Succesfully burned on Sony OEM media 24x at 32x on LG -GCE8400B
Firmware 1.02.

All disks are error free
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Postby TheWizard on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:56 am

Thanks zilet. :)
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:56 am

cfitz wrote:Any thoughts on how, exactly, we should define an unsuccessful burn? Obviously if the burn fails outright it is no good. But what if it completes with perceived low quality? For example, I just tested a TDK 80m, 40x disc made by Ritek on my 24x Yamaha CRW3200EZ, and, although the burn completed at 24x and the disc is readable, it isn't very good quality. Too many C2 errors/damaged sectors. Definitely not media that I would recommend. Any thoughts on how to report? Should I just give it the "--" thumbs down?

yeah, i would also like some more clarification as to what exactly you mean by successfull burns.
0 errors with CD Speed CD Quality Test? 0 errors with ScanDisc?
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Postby TheWizard on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:57 am

dodecahedron wrote:yeah, i would also like some more clarification as to what exactly you mean by successfull burns.
0 errors with CD Speed CD Quality Test? 0 errors with ScanDisc?


Zero errors with ScanDisc.

To answer your question, cfitz, drop the speed down on those Ritek discs to 16X or even lower. If they go all the way down to 1X and still have errors then mark them as "--".
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Postby cfitz on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:57 am

Thanks Wizard. I was tipped that I should go back and re-read the original post. I made the mistake of just looking at the sticky thread. Mea culpa.

When I get a chance I will try to test those TDK's at lower speeds.

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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:57 am

if so then note:

in the previous CDSpeed, version 0.85e beta, the last "block" in ScanDisc surface scan was always red - a bug. (at least for me and for many others!)
even if the CD was actually burned fine!

fixed in the new version 1.00 !!!
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Postby TheWizard on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:57 am

No problem, cfitz, I look forward to seeing your results. :)

dodecahedron: I'm aware of the bug in v0.85e of CDSpeed's ScanDisc and I disregarded the final red block in all my tests. Seeing that people have submitted a lot of results, I think that most of the submitters have ignored the final red block too. :)
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Postby cfitz on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:58 am

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Yamaha CRW3200EZ. Firmware: 1.0d:

........................TDK/RTK 80min 40X........................8X


Boy these things stink! And I mean that literally too. Really. Take them out of the box and you are greeted with a nasty plastic resin odor. Pull them out of the drive after being burned (and thus heated) and it is ten times worse. I'm getting woozy from the fumes drifting up from my burner... :cry: ... I wonder if these fumes are toxic? If you never hear from me again, you know what happened. :(

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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:58 am

OK :P
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Postby cfitz on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:58 am

Dodecahedron, don't you ever sleep? :o Morning, noon and night... it seems that you are always on the prowl :wink:

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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:58 am

:D :D :D

yeah, i don't keep what you'ld call regular hours. :o
switch days and nights, up late at night, sleep days, sleep very irregularly!
sometimes sleep very little, up and around for hours at a time!

actually, just got up, it's 8 AM here in Israel. an early wake up for me, alas :x
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Postby TheWizard on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:58 am

Nothing wrong with irregular sleeping. I sleep irregularly too. :)

cfitz: You still alive, man?
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Postby cfitz on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:59 am

Still alive. Even survived a trip to the dentist this morning. 8)

Thanks for the concern! :D

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Postby TheWizard on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:59 am

Good to hear. The dentist isn't as bad as people think, nothing a little novocaine can't solve. :)
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Postby Action Jackson on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:59 am

cfitz wrote:....... If you never hear from me again, you know what happened. :(


If so, then can I have your computer system?

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Postby cfitz on Thu Jan 01, 1970 4:59 am

TheWizard wrote:Good to hear. The dentist isn't as bad as people think, nothing a little novocaine can't solve. :)


Yes, and despite the trepidation with which I sometimes visit the dentist, I have to admit that dentists are one of the two classes of medical professionals that I can truly say have helped me in a concrete manner. (The other is eye doctors.) Both have earned my gratitude and respect. I hope you all have found good ones yourselves.

As for other members of the medical profession, while I don't doubt their sincere efforts to help, it seems like all they can really do is poke and prod a bit, and then let your own body heal itself.

cfitz

P.S. The nitrous oxide is even better than the novocaine! :D
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Postby cfitz on Thu Jan 01, 1970 5:00 am

Action Jackson wrote:
cfitz wrote:....... If you never hear from me again, you know what happened. :(


If so, then can I have your computer system?

:P


Good heavens! What makes you think it is worth having? :D

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Postby sozosp on Thu Jan 01, 1970 5:00 am

I think I have to ask this question even if there is a list of compatible media for TEAC.

Does anyone out there with TEAC W540E burner have any preferences on what is the best media that works well with it.
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Strange LG's media

Postby Alejandra on Thu Jan 01, 1970 5:03 am

Yesterday I tested a LG/Prodisc 32X CDR, my surprise come when SmartBurn Utility and NeroCDSpeed shows the same type and ATIP from LG/prodisc 16x and 24x that can be burned at 40x but this new 32x disc burned at 48x and NeroCDSpeed write test shows no speed down at end, I'll try to bought more of this media and do more tests.

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Re: Strange LG's media

Postby Colonel Panic on Thu Jan 01, 1970 5:06 am

Anyone know good cd-r's that work on the Pioneer DVR-A04 (or 104) dvd-rw drive? I've been using Sonys, and I just ran out.

I know verbatims are good....pricey but good. Oh...btw, I'm using a G4 Mac if that makes a differnce....uh...in Canada.

Thanks guys....I checked that germna list...but uh....I can't really read too much german. :D
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