I just took a trip down to CompUSA with my roommate today, and they had a deal going buy 1 get one free 50ct spindles of 48x TDK 80 min CDRs. My roommate got 2 spindles, and when I got home I was curious as to who manufactures the discs for TDK. I popped one in my liteon and ran disc check on Kprobe and it came up with "CMC Magnetics Corporation" as the disc type. I was searching around through previous posts, and couldnt really find any results from using a TDK with a LTR - 52327S drive. Anyone have any luck with this media? I tried burning one disk with it, a bootable winxp w/sp1a installation disk, and the results in Kprobe were crappy, alot of C1 errors and even some C2 errors. These are a great deal for 100 cds in terms of price but if they are crappy discs (which I suspect) id rather spend the money and order some Mitsui.
This leads me to another short question. Does the top of the cd (not the recordable side) have an affect on how vulnerable the data burnt on the cd is? On www.cdrecordable.com
, it explains that the "silver" top leaves the discs vulnerable to damage from fingerprints, and labeling with markers. I didnt know if this was true, I figured that the writable side of the cd is what counts. Id like to try some mitsui discs but the ones with the white tops are quite expensive per disc. Any insight? thanks guys