Hey guys. I need your help on a small matter. Before I joined this forum I have not heard of that epitome of quality otherwise known as Taiyo Yuden whatsoever. After reading it I got impressed and hoped down to my local computer mall. I can get a really wide selection there, ranging from Sony and Ricoh to unknown brands like Melody, A1pro and Zio
Now my problem is, I was told that the easiest way to tell whether the quality of media is good is to look for the country of manufacture. Supposedly "Made in Japan" is the best, as I have also read from the Taiyo Yuden FAQ here. "Made in Singapore" was recommended as well from another webpage I read, as MCCs are supposed to be made here. (I live in Singapore BTW).
So while I was picking up various spindles of different sizes and brands looking for these two country tags, I found that every single media was ubiquitously "Made in Taiwan"! Even the Sonys and Verbatims were made in Taiwan as well.
Is this new? While reading around this forum I seem to have gained the impression that Verbatim and Sonys tend to be "Made in Japan". Has anyone tried out the quality of these Taiwanese made media?
Sorry for the long post, and also if this has been answered before. :o