Hi, I couldn’t help notice that when I was searching for what kind of media you guys recommend, I never saw “Maxell” comming up … Is this brand not available in US, or does it suck so bad you guys don’t even consider it as an option?
Oh and a second question, I heard from this guy that his Princo DVD-R (with white top or something) lasted but two weeks and he had only inserted it into his drive twice … Now I’m about to burn some valuable data, is it likely for those disks to have but a two week life-span?
to be honest, maxell has always produced perfect quality cd’s/dvd’s. Today i even scanned an 5 year old maxell cd-recordable and it showed ABSOLUTLY no sign of decay whatsoever. So highly recommended!!
One reason you don’t read much here about Maxell is because it IS that good. It’s more human to complain than to compliment.
I use Maxell silver printable, white matte and branded just about exclusively now. I’ve been down the long, hard road of cheaper “B” media. Nothing sucks worse than dealing with “bad batches” or getting 3.8gb worth of good recording out of 4.3gb.
I have three totally different systems, and Maxell is the only media that burns consistently well in all three burners. I also have about 100 happy customers…so compatibility is also A-1.
Got a couple packs of Maxell +R from Office Depot; most of those are Ricohjpnr01. Works great.
The Maxell -R are mostly made in Japan Maxell or TY media. Either one is some of the best stuff you can get.