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TDK by Taiyo Yuden???

Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Sep 17, 2003 1:31 am

Has anyone else run into these discs?

SmartBurn 3.1.1 scanned on LiteON 48125W

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        Drive Type = CD-RW   
         Disc Type = CDR (A+)             
          Material = Cyanine
           Lead In = 97:24:01
          Lead Out = 79:59:73
  Nominal Capacity = 702.83MB (79m 59s 73f/LBA:359848)
Manufacturer Maybe = Taiyoyuden,Tuned-X
Smart-Burn Speed Limit = Wrt(48X),Rd(48X)

They are branded 24x TDK CD-Rs, and my Plextor Premium burns them at 32x max with Power Record enabled.

I never knew that Taiyo Yuden made CD-Rs for TDK before!
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Postby TheWizard on Wed Sep 17, 2003 3:26 am

Sure TDK uses TY, only in older spindles, from what I have seen. Several of their spindles had the screw cap which was the mark of TY. Memorex too, they used TY in some of their older spindles.
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Postby cfitz on Wed Sep 17, 2003 9:17 am

I will second that. I have spindles of 32x TDK and Memorex discs made by TY that I bought on closeout a while back. I haven't seen any TY-made TDK or Memorex discs lately, though. And it looks like Fuji is going the same route... :(

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Postby CDRecorder on Wed Sep 17, 2003 11:11 am

I have heard of these TY TDK discs, too, but I've never actually seen them. I do have some 40x Memorex discs that are made by TY, though.

I agree that it's unfortunate that all of these companies are going the route of selling discs made by manufacturers other than TY, now. :(
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Postby BillyG on Sat Sep 20, 2003 1:08 am

I bought several 50 packs of 32X TDK's and Memorex 32X and 40x made by TY last year. I saw them at many stores during the summer of 2002 with great rebates. Both brands came in the cakebox with the spin-on top and opaque printed shrinkwrap instead of the usual shrinkwrapped paper band. The quality was the same as Fuji - excellent.

I guess TY only had short term deals to make CD-R's for both companies - by the fall both went back to using CMC and Ritek for thier main manufacturers. A shame because they were the best quality CD-R's both companies have put on the shelves in years.
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Postby CDRecorder on Sat Sep 20, 2003 1:11 am

Yes, I think my 40x Memorex discs (100-spindle, not two 50-spindles) had the opaque shrinkwrap, too. They don't have the spin-on top, though; the container looks like a taller version of the one that Fuji TY discs come in now.
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