I have been using HP-branded CD-R (48X) for the last couple of years for creating my music collection. These were readily available at local retailers, and were supposedly manufactured by Mitsui - reputed to be a top-quality manufacturer.
Recently, though, I learned that Mitsui had sold their disc manufacturing to an Italian firm a couple of years ago. Then I noticed that the HP packaging says “Made in Taiwan.” By searching the internet, I found that the new HP-branded 52X discs are made by Cybernetic Generator & Behavior Corp in Taiwan. I wonder if this is where my hundreds of 48X discs were made also.
Can anyone tell me where HP has its discs made, and whether they are of high quality? I have not had any significant problems with them, but I worry that they may have switched from a top-end supplier to a low-cost supplier.
(Forgive me if this has been asked and answered. I tried a forum search and did not find a discussion of this issue.)