How do I tell CD medai manufacturer before I buy?

I only use two kinds of media:

CDR = TDK 700MB (Ritek)
CDRW = Maxell 650MB (Mitsubishi)

Been using them w/ my previous Lite-On 24x for around 2 years, it’s always good.

Just bought a Lite-On 40x OCed to 48x. I’ll see if the trend continues.