I usually buy Verbatim media, because I've had good luck with it. However, this past 100-spindle has been really subpar for me. It burns okay in my NEC 3500A, but I've had issues with playing back (both audio and MP3 data) in my car, and I've had errors burning with other drives (a Plextor 12/10/32 SCSI yesterday, but also with some Yamaha CDRW's). I analyzed the Nero logs, and found the media was made by CMC Magnetics. I don't remember this being very high quality stuff, but maybe I also got a bad spindle, which would be a first for me. It's pretty hard to buy a bad spindle of discs these days, isn't it? Or should I get ahold of Verbatim, or just buy a new spindle of CD-R's, and if so, which brand?
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