Sportfish, you read the forums so I guess you know why I ask (or maybe you dont). Everybody says cmc is shit but I am far from the only one to get good performace with e01. It's phillips dye (not crappy cmc dye). We know that cmc can make good media (most of that verbatum stuff that everybody is geting and loving is mcc (mitsubishi) which is currentlly being madeby cmc... I still have half of a pack of cmcmagaf1 sitting on my shelf since I first got a burner. It wont burn in my my literon, and it burns shitty enough on the 3500 that I just havent found use for it. I have been burned by cmc before, more than once. E01 just burns good for me on both my drives (the 3500 seems to like it more than the liteon but we are talking a pi 10 or pi 15 diffrence).
In fact, you probably know, I am an admitted ricohjpnr01 fan boy, but next to ricoh, cmcmage01 is my second media. I am really unsure about this media as it continues to get trashed and I bought a lot of it, but I bought a lot of it on purpose (I have a 100 pack of tdk that I by chance got, but the rest is phillips branded stuff and I have intentionally bought many packs). Despite the trashing, most dont seem to say that e01 has been bad (just cmc has been bad).
My personal opinion is that you would be beter off eating a box of razor blades than purchase 4x or lower cmc. Thats why I asked.