Now, before you guys give me a roasting about how cheap media is garbage and doesn't last very long - Spare me, you've already gave it me. Hear me out though, I have a bargain can be spotted in the basement of all discs somewhere
Some cheap discs are the get what you pay for kind. Awful, unstable burns and the longtivity is poor. But in there can be found some good discs.
In my experience of cheap burning discs, the best brand of discs I've used have been the Aone and Tesco's own brand of discs, produced by UmeDisc under the Plasmon stamper code. Infact, Plasmon have been by far the most reliable stamper of disc, and UmeDisc is by far the most reliable disc manufacturer I've used.
I've had a few CMC and Ritek CD-R spindles, which have been all been garbage. I've had some in their DVD department, their RitekF1 code is pretty good, but CMC DVD-R are awful - But I think this is more a burner problem than anything.
But I've burnt over 100 backing up radio broadcasts and the likes, and the handful of errors on those UmeDisc CD-Rs have all been ones which have been burned on my finicky mum's laptop burner. But those that have worked have worked flawless (Though I do like to keep burning to my main computer - Much safer that way)
For example of those good UmeDisc discs I've used: Tesco's and AOne. All being very good Since they are so good, I might go out and buy another spindle.
Although it's not usually advised to stick to supermarket brand discs because of their lower quality, I can vouch in a sense for in a sense, ASDA's own discs are absolute garbage! Their first batch were some okay Ritek discs, before they went over to the CMC dark side :doh: :@
Any tips and suggestions? Memorex always comes into the lower price bracket but still any good - Particularly if you got lucky like I did and came out with an MBI code