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Who Makes imix CD-R's?

Postby Katnip on Sat Dec 06, 2003 1:00 am

Staples had this brand on sale the past week. The package says made in United Kingdom. Does anyone know anything about them? I burned several at various speeds and they seem to be OK, also used data as well as music and VCD. Price was right, Free after rebate... Thanks

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Postby CDRecorder on Sat Dec 06, 2003 5:02 am

Welcome to CDRLabs!

You can find out who made these discs using Lite-On's Smart-Burn utility. It will work even if your drive isn't made by Lite-On.
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Postby Katnip on Sat Dec 06, 2003 11:36 am

Thanks, I'll give that a try.

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Postby CDRecorder on Sat Dec 06, 2003 2:45 pm

You're welcome. I'll be interested to hear which company made those discs.
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Postby eric93se on Tue Dec 23, 2003 9:38 pm

Nero info tool says CMC Magnetics.

I just got the 100pk from stapes ($25-$20rebate), I have to say the quality sucks. When opening the spindle, one disc stuck to the bottom and the coating pealed off a section. Another disc had a wavy section of the coating (I junked it). AND those were just the first couple that I've looked at so far. I'm not looking forward to the rest of this spindle. Maybe I just got a bad batch, but I don't think I'll ever buy these again.
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Postby eric93se on Tue Dec 23, 2003 9:42 pm

Drive Type = COMBO
Disc Type = CDR
Material = Phthalocyanine
Lead In = 97:26:66
Lead Out = 79:59:71
Nominal Capacity = 702.82MB
Manufacturer Maybe = CMC Magnetics Corporation
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 0X (Write)
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Postby cfitz on Tue Dec 23, 2003 11:32 pm

Hey eric93se, can you suppy any pictures of the failed discs for Han? He is looking for examples of CD discs gone bad:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=13978

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Postby TheWizard on Wed Dec 24, 2003 5:32 am

From what I read, iMix is part of the Imation brand, and we all know Imation are (in)famous for using CMC discs. Although, with their recent investments in Moser Baer, maybe we'll start to see some iMix discs made by MBI.
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Postby CDRecorder on Wed Dec 24, 2003 5:37 am

TheWizard wrote:From what I read, iMix is part of the Imation brand, and we all know Imation are (in)famous for using CMC discs.


True, although in my experience, Imation uses better CMCs than other brands do. From the information above, these iMix discs are some of the worst CMCs I've ever heard of.
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Postby TheWizard on Wed Dec 24, 2003 5:43 am

That's true, and yes, it appears that way so far. Don't get me wrong, I still like CMC. :) I never had problems with KHypermedia/CMC discs either, when others reported shoddy results with them.
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Postby RJW on Wed Dec 24, 2003 5:39 pm

Imation supposed to have better CMC disc's. I don't think so.
Best CMC disc's I encountered were the A grade Optimums REX send me.
Also the Nashua black CMC disc's were quite okay for CMC. But then again black media has a different quality policy.
All Imation CMC I have seen peformed so far as a average CMC disc.
No matter if it states Verbatim Datalife, Imation or Sunstar (cheap B-brand) they all have the same variance in quality from quite bad to okay and they all age way to fast.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Dec 24, 2003 6:32 pm

Yeah, it's too bad that after those 32x I sent you, the 40x and 48x that came out really SUCKED! :(

The only thing that I really like about CMC is their black discs. I think they are probably the safest manufacturer of black bottomed CD-Rs... or at least the safest that *I'VE* come accross... but I've only tried CMC, Prodisc, and Ritek..... and don't get me started on Ritek's black discs!
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Dec 25, 2003 3:59 am

eric93se wrote:Nero info tool says CMC Magnetics.

I just got the 100pk from stapes ($25-$20rebate), I have to say the quality sucks. When opening the spindle, one disc stuck to the bottom and the coating pealed off a section. Another disc had a wavy section of the coating (I junked it). AND those were just the first couple that I've looked at so far. I'm not looking forward to the rest of this spindle. Maybe I just got a bad batch, but I don't think I'll ever buy these again.


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