I bought 14 cakes of 100 Memorex color CD-r from Tigerdirect during a recent "sale". Bad experience. In a decade of burning CDs, I have only made a few coasters, perhaps 10. I've burned 10,000++
First thing I found was that the Memorex would not get recognized in my Lite-On SOHW-1693S drives. Updated firmware. Still no change.
Then I tried the media in several other drives. Would get recognized in some, but not in any laptop burners I have.
So then I burned several discs...well, coaster'd them. So then I found that burning at speed=8 helped. But the media, even after burning, is not recognized in the Lite-On 1693 drive. Talked with a "baffled" Memorex tech support, who were clueless, but did look up the 1693 and confirmed that it supported their media.
I probably have, even at this moment, 20 or 25 different "brands" of media, and have never had a problem like this.
So out of 40 discs, from 5 cakes, I have two good burns, and the rest are landfill feed.
Any similar experience? Any suggestions?