Thanks for the reply - the site still advertising packs of 100 Kodak silvergold’s said they have not had any for ages when I rang to check - they said they needed to update their site - yeah, I could have told them that.
You can still but packs of 10 / 25 Kodak cd’s but it is hard to find in the shops or sites, and the Kodak web store only has packs of 10.
Still, as per my posts in other threads, a Plex x40 drive writes to my Diskrites just fine but my Plex 241040a wont write reliably (red sector at the end and major slowdowns on the 2nd half of the disc and errors in the quality test - but only when written with my Plex24 not the works Plex x40) - it used to work just fine, but these are a new batch.
Decided to writeoff the Â£80+ that I spent on the Diskrites and opted for Mitsui unbranded 80min ones. I am now in heaven - they write perfectly every time with no red sectors in the CDSpeed scandisk test and the quality check passes with flying colours without a slowdown. Thought my drive was dying on me and it is fairly new. Written 8 cd’s and all perfect!
Did’nt want to get the Mitsui lacquers as I thought the lacquer coating would be gloss and look like your fingers would stick to the treacle top - not so, they have a brushed surface and are truly a work of art. I am a happy person. They cost Â£0.46 each - but they are worth it (the Diskrites cost Â£0.25 each and are now redundant - maybe give them to a charity shop).
I know the Plextors are fussy with media, but I was surprised to see the officially supported list for the newer Plex x40 is now reduced in makes and no longer includes Mitsui’s - but still has Kodaks even though they say they stopped cd production!