Lately, I’ve seen a lot of bad things posted about Maxell, and a lot of other brands of CD-R’s and their manufacturers. The thing I don’t get is, most of Maxell’s products are made by Taiyo Yuden, yet I hear bad things about them. I can relate with TDK, Memorex and those products, because they’re made in crappy factories, well most of them anyway. I was just wondering, why is everyone so hostile against Maxell, when most of their easy-to-find products are made by Taiyo Yuden.


Umm… where do you live? The Maxell CDRWs I bought are made by Mitsubishi. Who hates Maxell and who hates TDK? I use both and I ain’t complaining… I love it when people generalize (including myself).


Milwaukee, WI

Every Maxell product I’ve ever come across has been made by Taiyo Yuden.

ATIP: 97m 24s 01f
Disc Manufacturer: Taiyo Yuden Company Ltd.
Reflective layer: Dye (Long strategy; e.g. Cyanine, Azo etc.)
Media type: CD-Recordable
Recording Speeds: min. unknown - max. unknown
nominal Capacity: 702.83MB (79m 59s 73f / LBA: 359848)


most of Maxell’s products are made by Taiyo Yuden

The only TY-made Maxell CDR’s I ever seen were the “Pro” label CDR’s. The others I’ve tested were generally different versions of RiTEK…widely differing.