Is there a way to identify non-blank CD-R media? I’ve used CDR Identifier and Nero successfully to determine the manufacturer of blank CD-R media, but haven’t gotten it to work with non-blank media.
I see people posting quality scans of their old recorded media along with a screenshot of Nero/CD Identifier, so I’m assuming there’s some trick I’m missing. Do only some drives support reading the ATIP on already recorded media?
I can’t do C1/C2 scans or PI/PO scans with either of my drives so for now all I can do is look at everybody’s KProbe screenshots… but I do have old discs I know to be bad (visible discolorations/spots on the dye side and/or oxidation of the metal) and wanted to check the manufacturers to know who to stay away from.
Windows XP Pro SP 2
Plextor PX-W2410A with v1.02 firmware (stock)
NEC ND-2500A with Herrie’s v1.07b5 firmware