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GQ CD-Rs, good?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 10:44 pm
by random
are GQ CD-Rs any good?

i'm just wondering because they're always on sale for some really low price, like 5bux for a 50pack

PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 1:12 am
by pranav81
Do you have any of those right now?Use some tool like Nero InfoTool or SmartBurn to check the manufacturer of the disc.
Also if you are getting the discs dirt cheap then probably the discs are crap.


PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 11:40 am
by random
i looked using nero infotool but i don't see anything about the disc, i'll try with smartburn

PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 11:50 am
by random
hmm, every pack of gq discs are different, i got one that's maybe a sony, another is lead data inc.

does the material of the drive matter?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 11:51 am
by random
looks like everytime fry's put these discs out, its a different manufacture

this are pretty cheap, most of the time its under $5

PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 2:26 am
by pranav81
Yes....the manufaturer's change for every batch of discs.I had bought some Samsung CD-R's some days before.They were from CMC.Couple of days before when I bought the Samsung discs in jewel packs,the manufacturer was Prodisc.
So,if the manufacturer is reputed,then the discs would be good.


PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 10:35 am
by TheWizard
The GQ's I bought a while ago were made by Lead Data. By the way, GQ stands for Great Quality. Are the discs great quality? Not exactly, but they aren't terrible either, in my estimation. My only complaint: some of the lacquer on the hub of the discs peeled off, but it was only on the hub, no other place. I have had these discs for about two years, and so far, none of them have C2 errors.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 2:13 pm
by pranav81
If the discs last for 2 without C2 errors then the discs are definitely good.I have a couple of HP CD-R's(Ritek) burnt couple of years before and stored in the jewel case that they came in,but now no reader is able to read them.The surface is clean as mirror and no scratches over the disc.I dont know whats wrong with them.For now I like Sony.