Today I saw a sale at Staples for some Sony 50CDQ80LS3 CD-Rs. Thinking that Sony was a decent brand, I picked up two 50-packs at $9.99 each.
Here’s the info from CDspeed:
Nero CD-DVD Speed: Disc Info
Disc type: : CD-R
Manufacturer: : Sony
MID : 97m24s16f
Write speeds: : 2 X - 4 X - 8 X - 12 X
Capacity: : 79:59.74
: 703 MB
Usage : General
Disc Status : Closed
0000 - D0 00 A0 00 61 18 10 00 4F 3B 4A 00 00 00 80 00 - …a…O;J…
0010 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - …
When I got home I decided to do some quick research to find out why they were on sale. Turns out there are tons of reviews on Amazon saying that this media is crap. Many claim it only burns about 50% of the time. To see what I mean read a review or two here.
As I had already opened one of the packs and burned a 670mb disk I decided to do some CDspeed tests. On the first test I had no C1s but two C2s! This was after taking the disk out my drive only once.
I thought it might be a fluke so I tried another full scan. On the second time through it didn’t find any errors at all. After that little scare I was beginning to question the quality of these discs. I tried burning another and found that it burned fine and returned no errors. I just hope the rest of them burn well.
So my question is… should I return the other pack?