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Postby vsekh on Mon Nov 03, 2003 10:31 pm

Maxell's latest batch of CDR-Pro 48x are TY media. I also got a hold of the regular CDR 48x media, which are Ritek. I was able to burn at 52x with the 48x Ritek media on my Liteon 52x32x52 burner. Have not tried the CDR-Pro because the Fuji 48x, which are also TY, slow down and end up burning at 40x. Both media are good quality.
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Postby rdgrimes on Mon Nov 03, 2003 10:33 pm

The Ritek Phthalo-type dye is a type that is loved by some burners and compatable with most. It exceeds TY burn quality on some drives at high speeds, and is slightly less likely to "overburn" (which causes a drive to slow the burn speed near the end). The CMC Phthalo does not share these qualities, and is less likely to burn well at high speed.
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Postby rdgrimes on Mon Nov 03, 2003 10:37 pm

vsekh wrote:Maxell's latest batch of CDR-Pro 48x are TY media. I also got a hold of the regular CDR 48x media, which are Ritek. I was able to burn at 52x with the 48x Ritek media on my Liteon 52x32x52 burner. Have not tried the CDR-Pro because the Fuji 48x, which are also TY, slow down and end up burning at 40x. Both media are good quality.


Maxell CDR-Pro has always been TY. Have you updated your 7S to the latest firmware?(QS0B) You should not see much slowdown on TY now, but this varies from drive to drive. You could also try QS0C.
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Postby vsekh on Mon Nov 03, 2003 10:41 pm

I have tried QSOC. Not sure if it will matter if I downgrade to QSOB.
I always got burns at 52x with the Liteon 52x24x52 with the Fuji TY media. But, I get quality burns with the Liteon 52x32x52 drive. It's all I can ask with the burner. Once the 32x CD-RW media comes out, I won't be worried about the 40x burns I get with Fuji media. :)
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Postby CDRecorder on Mon Nov 03, 2003 10:49 pm

On my LTR-52327Ss, Fuji (TY) 40x media burns at full 52x speed; I haven't burned any 48x Fuji media on the recent firmware versions as I've naturally been using my older discs first.
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Postby rdgrimes on Mon Nov 03, 2003 11:08 pm

Fuji 40x and 48x are the same media.
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Postby TheWizard on Mon Nov 03, 2003 11:09 pm

rdgrimes wrote:The Ritek Phthalo-type dye is a type that is loved by some burners and compatable with most. It exceeds TY burn quality on some drives at high speeds, and is slightly less likely to "overburn" (which causes a drive to slow the burn speed near the end). The CMC Phthalo does not share these qualities, and is less likely to burn well at high speed.


Yes, I do like Riteks for their overburn ability. I can crank about 82 minutes error-free on a Ritek disc. Haven't tested overburning this far with a CMC disc yet.
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Postby rdgrimes on Mon Nov 03, 2003 11:23 pm

TheWizard wrote:
rdgrimes wrote:The Ritek Phthalo-type dye is a type that is loved by some burners and compatable with most. It exceeds TY burn quality on some drives at high speeds, and is slightly less likely to "overburn" (which causes a drive to slow the burn speed near the end). The CMC Phthalo does not share these qualities, and is less likely to burn well at high speed.


Yes, I do like Riteks for their overburn ability. I can crank about 82 minutes error-free on a Ritek disc. Haven't tested overburning this far with a CMC disc yet.


Um, I was referring to "overburning" in relation to SmartBurn OPC and overheating the dye. sorry for not being clear.
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Postby TheWizard on Wed Nov 05, 2003 12:17 am

rdgrimes wrote:Um, I was referring to "overburning" in relation to SmartBurn OPC and overheating the dye. sorry for not being clear.


Ah, well, now knowledge of both kinds of overburning are out in the open. :)
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