Best media for Sony CRX175a

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#1

Can anyone pls tell me what's the best media for both audio and data for this type of writer. Thanks and Regards. And what software to use.


#2

Taiyo Yuden is a brand that works good with nearly all writers. Same goes for mitsui toatsu.


#3

I dont think we have that here, I always see the brands like kodak, mitsubishi, verbatim, imation, tdk, sony and other generics. Which one of these is better? Thanks so much for the reply :slight_smile:


#4

I’ll sort the mentioned brands like this(Best first):

Kodak
TDK(depends on where you live…may be made by different manufacturers)
Verbatim (made by mitsubishi)
Mitsubishi
Sony
Imation


#5

Your writer is a labeled one and could be Liteon or AOpen.
If it is AOpen, then we can’t help you, since it’s inpredictable which brand (this is not a fault; I did not intent to add a plural s) of cd-r a AOpen writes. But I can promise that it will not write Mitsubishi 24x.


#6

If the generics in your country are sold by manufacturer just like here, try to get your hands on some Prodisc or Princo media, cheap and very reliable and compatible.


#7

Originally posted by alexnoe
Your writer is a labeled one and could be Liteon or AOpen.
If it is AOpen, then we can’t help you, since it’s inpredictable which brand (this is not a fault; I did not intent to add a plural s) of cd-r a AOpen writes. But I can promise that it will not write Mitsubishi 24x.

How will I know if I have AOPEN or Liteon inside my Sony CRX175a drive? Thanks :slight_smile:


#8

Check the firmware version.

A Lite-On should have a 4 digit/letters long firmware version number.


#9

> try to get your hands on some Prodisc or Princo media,

Prodisc is not too bad, but the princo i saw were crap media (although their dvd-r(w) are even worse)


#10

Originally posted by OC-Freak
[B]Check the firmware version.

A Lite-On should have a 4 digit/letters long firmware version number. [/B]

Mine is 1.0h, is this LiteOn?


#11

@HumbleHyper: Most definitely not a Litey. I’m not sure if it’s AOpen either, but it could be.

@AlexNoe: What was the speed rating on your princos? I’ve had low C1 (<1.0 avg, <10 max) with both 16x and 24x ones.