Well that’s not very good at all. On previous trips home to Melb (every 3-5 years) I stocked up on Mitsui Gold, all Japan manufactured. I’d hoped to do the same this time (Feb-May), getting 700MB 24X/32X disks. But no Japan-made Mitsuis, no 80 minute disks, probably only 12X – what a rotten situation.
Happy for you for your Kodak Gold find. About 6 months ago I found a large number of Kodak Gold disks in spindles, with no paper labels, so had no idea what speed they were rated at. I bought 200 (worked out at around A$0.45 per disk), and the Smartburn 2.1 utility tells me that those Kodaks can be burned at 32X. All the burns have been C2 error-free.
But in general the CDR media situation locally is dire. So: are there any Japan-manufactued CDRs available in Melbourne (TDKs made by Ritek in Japan, perhaps?)? Apart from 74 min Taiwan-made Mitsui Golden Dye disks, what would you recommend buying when in Melbourne? – a major world city, after all, not a town on the fringe of civilization (well, maybe in some ways …).
And is there anywhere in Oz (including online stores) where one can get real Mitsui Gold Ultra disks?