Having managed to apparently buy some write-once, read-never Verbatim CD-Rs, I'm looking for advice on which CD-R brands actually work these days.
The CD-Rs I bought were a cake of 50 Verbatim printable AZO CD-Rs (re-order code #43309). Near the spindle is the code ZE4347-CDR-A80A AZO. Plextools claims they are "Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (type 3), 79:59:73" and good for up to 48x.
So far I've had the following results:
Plextor PX-W4824A CD-RW: Seems to be a bit slow to detect them, but can both write to them and read written ones.
Plextor PX-755A CD-RW/DVD-RW: Gets stuck trying to detect them (and hangs Plextools), both with blank and burnt ones.
Hitachi HL-DT-ST laptop CD-RW/DVD-RAM: Happily burns discs with no issues at any speed... but fails to detect any that have been written (either by it or by the Plextor).
So, am I just unlucky with this batch or should I avoid Verbatim AZO discs and get something else?