24x 700mb CD-RW media?

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#1

Do such things exist? I’ve had a burner capable of burning at this speed for at least a year, but I haven’t been able to find any media for it. What gives?


#2

Memorex, (Infodisc) is 700MB, but is easily some of the worst recordable media ever made.

Verbatim (Mitsubishi), also makes 700MB, but the 650MB is far more common.


#3

I’ve had a horrible experience with Memorex CD-RWs, so I guess I’ll have to use Verbatim. Do any big U.S. chains carry it? I haven’t seen any :frowning:


#4

I made a mistake and bought 2 24x Memorex CD-RWs - wasn’t been able to burn them without read errors in any of 5 drives i tried, at all the speeds (24x, 16x, 10x) - AVOID them!

On the other hand, Verbatim Ultra Speed CD-RWs (24x) burn flawlessly - I love them. Pretty cheap too. I can get them at many places here in Lithuania. I even saw 32x Verbatim media (too bad my burner can only burn cd-rws at 24x=( )


#5

The “best” I’ve been able to find at the local chains are the TDK 12x’s. I have some old 650 MB Sony 4x Mitsu’s that are still in good shape and can be burned without a lot of errors, but being able to burn and erase at higher speeds and 700 mb is better. The TDK’s burn fairly well. A lot of C1 errors, but no C2’s. I have had no troubles with being able to write to them or read from them, but then I try not to leave data there for too long before burning to an R.

Locally, I have not been able to find any RW’s that are rated for more than 12x’s except for the Memorex’s.

(rdgrimes, does Verbatim still sell the 700 mb? I checked out their website last month and they only listed 650 mb RW’s.)

Good luck,