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Postby Number 25 on Sun Feb 16, 2003 2:47 am

I just got my lite-on 52/24/52 burner, and I would like to know what cd-r/rw discs that you guys are using. Does the brand matter, or is there anything that I have to know?
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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Feb 16, 2003 2:54 am

check out the media compatibility thread:
Media Compatability With CD-RW Drives - Which Media Is Best?
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Postby Number 25 on Sun Feb 16, 2003 11:34 pm

Hmm... seems that I don't have much choices here in the philippines... have you guys heard of smartbuy or ridata? They even sell no name 1X-4X cd-rws :(
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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Feb 16, 2003 11:36 pm

CD-RW discs:
i believe the best are Verbatim DataLifePlus. hope you can get them!

also read here:
Warning about Memorex UltraSpeed RW media
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Postby Number 25 on Sun Feb 16, 2003 11:44 pm

Hey thanks, but I've read somewhere here in the forum about problems regarding verbatim datalife discs:

[url=http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=9022]
More Bad Discs - Verbatim DataLife Plus[/url]
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Postby cfitz on Sun Feb 16, 2003 11:55 pm

Number 25 wrote:Hey thanks, but I've read somewhere here in the forum about problems regarding verbatim datalife discs:

[url=http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=9022]
More Bad Discs - Verbatim DataLife Plus[/url]

Read through that post again a little more carefully. You will see that the fault was a bad drive, not the Verbatim DataLife discs. Also, that post was talking about CD-R discs, not CD-RW discs.

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Postby Number 25 on Mon Feb 17, 2003 12:04 am

Sorry, I wasn't reading it too well... I was planning of buying spindles of cd-rw's and I just wanted to be sure of what I'm buying... thanks for the suggestions.
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Postby cfitz on Mon Feb 17, 2003 12:43 am

By the way, spazmogen used some Smart Buy discs in the past. They had a funky bug-like dude pictured on the label, so they weren't the prettiest (at least not in his opinion - I thought they were great), but they burned without errors at 40x in his LiteOn even though they were only rated 16x. So I guess they are good quality. I believe they are made by Prodisc.

Ridata is Ritek, I believe, and ought to be reasonable quality as well.

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Postby lppnet on Mon Feb 17, 2003 12:37 pm

dodecahedron wrote:CD-RW discs:
i believe the best are Verbatim DataLifePlus. hope you can get them!


Agree. Verbatim CDRW is the best. SmartBuy CDRW also quite good. I got one SmartBuy CDRW 10x for almost a year. No problem yet.
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Postby Number 25 on Tue Feb 18, 2003 12:09 am

Yeah that's right! I just purchased about a couple of smartbuys (with the bug guy) and ridatas and I'll be trying those out. I also bought some 1X-4X no-name cd-rw discs... I had no idea then that those were the write speeds that can be done on those cd's without any error, so I just bought them for their low price (Anyway, I was just experimenting. As far as I'm concerned I'm a newbie in this cd burning trend). Well, thanks for all the info. They were very helpful! :D
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Postby Action Jackson on Tue Feb 18, 2003 12:19 am

Number 25, check this out:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... ght=jensen

I would recommend the Jensen and AOpen easily.
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Postby Spazmogen on Tue Feb 18, 2003 7:01 am

cfitz wrote:By the way, spazmogen used some Smart Buy discs in the past. They had a funky bug-like dude pictured on the label, so they weren't the prettiest (at least not in his opinion - I thought they were great), but they burned without errors at 40x in his LiteOn even though they were only rated 16x. So I guess they are good quality. I believe they are made by Prodisc.

Ridata is Ritek, I believe, and ought to be reasonable quality as well.

cfitz


Yeah, I've still got one of the Lime Green, butt ugly, bug-dude 16x CD-R discs left in reserve.
In case I ever have to mail cfitz anything. :wink:


As for CD-RW discs, I recommend Verbatim DataLifePlus 650mb any speed

Jensen 10x, 700mb discs
AOPEN 10x, 700mb

Ricoh 2x, 650mb discs are fantastic too, if you can still find them.

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Postby Number 25 on Wed Feb 19, 2003 10:35 pm

Thanks for all the info guys! Anyway, I just noticed the words "Made by Prodisc" printed on my smartbuys... Looks like I'm on the right track :wink:
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Postby hfrfc on Sat Mar 01, 2003 12:32 pm

my god !
I just bought 10 of them !!
They were cheap here in france (17 euro/10 discs).

ARGGG :evil: :evil:
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Postby cfitz on Sat Mar 01, 2003 12:33 pm

Bought 10 of which? A lot of different discs were discussed in this thread.

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Postby lppnet on Sat Mar 01, 2003 2:50 pm

hfrfc wrote:I just bought 10 of them !!


I guess he means Prodisc.
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Postby Joker on Sat Mar 01, 2003 4:24 pm

Number 25 wrote:Hey thanks, but I've read somewhere here in the forum about problems regarding verbatim datalife discs:

[url=http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=9022]
More Bad Discs - Verbatim DataLife Plus[/url]


That was my post. It turned out my writer was dying. It was burning ok, but I couldn't tell, as the drive wouldn't read correctly, even discs it had burned.

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Postby hfrfc on Sun Mar 02, 2003 7:16 pm

hfrfc wrote:my god !
I just bought 10 of them !!
They were cheap here in france (17 euro/10 discs).

ARGGG :evil: :evil:


of memorex cdrw 16-24x crap !! :evil: :(
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Postby cfitz on Sun Mar 02, 2003 7:35 pm

What are return policies generally like in France? I take it there is no way to return them? That's too bad.

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Postby Toink on Mon Mar 03, 2003 12:53 am

Number 25 wrote:Hmm... seems that I don't have much choices here in the philippines... have you guys heard of smartbuy or ridata? They even sell no name 1X-4X cd-rws :(


Hey Number 25, you can check out Maxell 700MB Highspeed 1x-10x CD-RW's at Columbia Branches (Megamall, Southmall, Greenhills, Festival Mall, Parksquare 2).

They work A-ok with my Samsung SM-348B :)

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