What brand CDRs and CDRWs does everyone use?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by KingXII, Sep 9, 2002.

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What brand CDRs and CDRWs does everyone use?

  1. Generic

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    6.7%
  2. Sony

    10 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. TDK

    10 vote(s)
    16.7%
  4. Verbatim

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    6.7%
  5. Imation

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    11.7%
  6. Other

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    41.7%
  1. Lurker12

    Lurker12 New Member

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    Generic CD's serve me pretty well for backing up stuff; those backups get outdated in a few months anyways. When I want to keep something for an extended duration, I usually pick up some named brand but I keep an eye out for Verbatim when I can.
  2. ciswoman

    ciswoman New Member

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    Imation when I'm not lint-pocketed....or generic ...basically whatever I can afford at the moment.
  3. kwang

    kwang New Member

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    I use Fujifilm 80 min/700 MB CD-Rs, manufactured by Taiyo Yuden. They're pretty cheap. I usually get a spindle of 100 at Best Buy for ~$9 (after rebates and it sucks that they take a long time to be received, but I don't mind waiting).
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    i dont use tdk's silver cd coz it sumtimes dont play on normal cd players. i use memorex
  5. jay-z

    jay-z Guest

    I use Nero, I think it's the best around.
  6. frchung

    frchung New Member

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    I use Generic Brand, whatever I see is cheapest and interesting colours. I last batch of CDRs I bought have totally black surface! I got them in other colours, like dark metallic blue, green, orange and purple!!!
    So far I have no problem with them even on my car CD player or other players.
  7. Micolithe

    Micolithe New Member

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    I use TDK CDRWs because of the fact that they work in the XBox without any modding.
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    My Plextor CD burner is eating every brand, so I am buying the cheapest CDRs. :thumbsup: :drink:
  9. fabolous

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  10. rayhwong81

    rayhwong81 New Member

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    I prefer IMATION
  11. weltall218

    weltall218 New Member

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    I like using Memorex. I've tried others, but I think Memorex is the best one out there.
  12. ski_power

    ski_power Quark

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    I use writex.
    Get it for around $20 for 100
    They are 48X CD-R and work great. Not even a single rejected CD and I have burn't two packs already.

    For CD-RW I got a brand called BEST-BUY.
    I even have a few samsung's but not very convincing.

    I got my writer in Feb (48 24 48) for $70. Was it a good buy?
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    maximo New Member

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    I usually go for verbatim :D
  14. KingXII

    KingXII S MOD

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    I got 100 of them a while ago and they rock. Taiyo Yuden has been the best I've used so far.
  15. jay-z

    jay-z Guest

    I use Nero burner and Sony (for ma laptop) while my CD-R/CD-RWs are from Imation. I haf no problem wit Imation CDs as much as I have wit otha brands last time.
  16. siren_7777

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    i use lg cd-writer and the cd i ussually use pine or sony
  17. Chickie

    Chickie New Member

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    Burner is some Sony thing that came w/the laptop.

    For CDRs, just the generic $5 for 50 brand at Fry's Electronics. No problems, thankfully.

    CDRWs, I've only tried a few brands and Verbatim is the only one that hasn't made things go wacky.
  18. U-110

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    An Iomega burner. Any kind of CDRs are good for me.
  19. Graeme

    Graeme New Member

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    Seems to me a lot of people are relying on cheap/unbranded discs and they report no problems. However, as someone who owns a CD repair business, I can assure them they are storing up a lot of trouble for a later date.

    The life of some of these discs is nothing short of abysmal. I have seen discs which were full of errors after only a year or two - many of them completely unplayable.

    For quick back-up, by all means use a cheap disc - but not if you want to guarantee it working several years down the line. If you are committing your life's work to these things, you owe it to yourself to buy the acknowledged best brands you can find. On a per disc basis, even the most expensive aren't really very costly, when compared to other forms of data storage - why take the risk of losing your valuable data for the sake of a few extra pennies?
  20. solja

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    I used to buy verbatim data life cdr's,but since I made the switch to dvdr I stick to Ritek's and when occasionally I need cdrs I buy k hypermedia,can't complain,$15 bucks for a 100 pack

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