Originally posted by sigtrap
Last week I bought a 50 piece Memorex CD spindle (17 euro
for 50 discs) hoping to get the same quality CDs.
The label on the spindle looks exactly the same as the label on
the jewel case CDs, but they turned out to be from a different
manufacturer (CMC Magnetics ).
Results: lots of c2 errors (on more than 15 % of all sectors) and
quite often the discs are simply not readable at all !
(recorded them at 2x speed) !! [/B]
Sounds like you got a bad bunch, what speed were they listed at? With Memorex its always a “Grab Bag”, thats why I always stay away from paying full price for them.
The AT&T CD-Rs I got last month are CMC made and I have only had 2 bad CD-R’s. I wish the quality control was more consistant.
something strange I’ve noticed : the discs in the spindle have a terrible smell (like “burned”
I noticed Riteks also smell funny - reminded me of coconut oil. Leave the top cover off overnight and the strong smell sometimes goes away.