I always look for the best priced, quality media.
My last star find in the cheep media was the unbranded ‘Yellow’ MCC003 media, I dont just go by the price, but it is an important factor. I look first for the MID and then the manufacture printed on the disk (i.e. branded).
The main place I get my media from is SVP and because they include the MID in with the media info I use that to look for my media. I often just put in MCC004, 03 or TYG02 etc into the search box and then look at what comes back. I dont limit myself to just looking at Verbatim or TY media, but that is basically all I use. I keep meaning to looking onto other factory types CMC being high on my list, but I do so well with the way I do it now I often dont see the need.
Point in case if I knew just how good the Yellow’s were going to be I would have got quite a few boxes of them, not just the 300 I got to test and then find that they did not have anymore.
I agree that you get what you pay for, but I dont see the need to pay over the odds for anything. Here are a low and high speed scan of the cheepo ‘Yellows’ at around Â£10 quid for 100 some of the best scan numbers I have had regardless of price, and not much comes close apart from the cheepo Data Safe Taiyo Yuden silver topped TYG02 I get for Â£14’ish quid for 100.