I had REALLLLLLLLL bad luck with a 50 pc cake of white inkjet printable R03's from newegg. Just about every disk I burned at 4X as that's all the stock FW wanted to do them at, and even at 4X just about every one fails. To Newegg's credit, they WOULD have replaced them, however, I'd have had to send all the burned media back, and am simply not willing to do so as they almost ALL have very sensitive data on them. For the few that don't, it's just not worth it to ship them back. Obviously, I wish I'd have realized that it WAS in fact the media that was bad, and not just cockpit failure as I thought it may have been. Had I, I'd have shipped those disks back FAST! (And I'd still have been pissed at the fact that I'd wasted money shipping inferior product two ways.) :a
I've sence ordered 25 of the cheap Legacy 8X branded disks, which turned out to be Prodisk R03's that burn pretty well at 12X, and VERY well at 8X and below, as well as the 30 pack special they had on Verbatim 4X +RW's they had a couple weeks ago, (Media code proves to be MKM A02) that are of excelent quality.
I've JUST ordered 50 TY 8X rated +R's and 100 52X rated TY CDR's from Rima which should arrive on the 31st. Time to start backing up a bunch of cd's that are marginal. (I have a cd collection that is well over 1,000 titles, both audio and software.)
I might consider purchasing some more of that Legacy branded 8X media from newegg, but as we all know, there's no telling what you're going to get! Therefore, where a REAL deal is concerned, I'll pay the $11.50 more per 100 for TY media that I KNOW will stand the test of time, rather than cut corners a bit only to end up with media that potentialy starts failing after a couple years if not sooner.
I'm certainly NOT happy with my experiance with theose Ritek Ridata branded "8X" R03's, (that strangely enough, USED to be rated at only 4X), and quite frankly, I'll simply not buy ANY Ritek product again in the foreseeable future! That's how I show my displeasure with a company. I simply refuse to give them ANY more of my money.
If I buy DVD+ or -R's for even a penny a disk and they appear to function properly, but in six months time begin failing, that in my opinion, is perhaps the WORST deal I could have possibly gotten. To me, a good deal is reasonably priced media, or even HIGH priced media, that I do NOT have to worry about! That being the case, the ONLY good deal on media in MY humble oppinion, is media that is:
Ricoh PERHAPS, but I'll probably NOT buy any that's Ritek branded. (RW's for example)
Prodisk simply doesn't make the list because quality has been reported as being spotty, adn as I stated above, that is un-acceptable. I am greatful that so far, the 25 I got from Newegg branded as Legacy have been pretty darn good so far.
Sorry to be so long-winded, but this is a topic I'm pretty adament about.