I have read here that Taiyo Yuden is a good manufacturer of CDRs. Is that always true, or do they produce various qualities like Ritek seems to? I found what seems to be a good buy, but I will ask the experts here. I bought two spindles of 100 of 32X TDK 80min that had the "made in Japan" on it in small print. From what I read, that is a good indicator that they are TYs. When I got them home, they are indeed TYs, with the following ATIP:
; Disc ATIP code information
ATIP Start Time of Lead-in : 97m24s01f
ATIP Last possiable start time of Lead-out : 79m59s73f (LBA : 359998)
Disc Manafacturer : Taiyo Yuden Company Limited
Disc Dye : Cyannine type media
Disc type : 03H
Indicative Target Write Power : 04H
Refrence Speed : 00H
Unrestricated Use Disc(URU) : 00H
A1 / A2 / A3 : 00H / 00H / 00H
A1 Value : 000000H
A2 Value : 000000H
A3 Value : 000000H
I bought them for $35 per spindle with a $20 rebate on each. In other words $15 per spindle of 100. For those of you interested in the USA, I puchased them with this deal at Costco.
So, good disk, good buy?