I asked a question about CD-R media over at the Newbie Forum and got it answered ASAP (thanks), so I’m moving a followup over here where it belongs.
I know the Taiyo Yuden CD-Rs … along with a couple of other brands … are rated very highly here and elsewhere. Could someone fill me in on “why” and “how” they’re so good?
Basically, in the short time I’ve been burning, I’ve primarily used the TDK 16X discs that come in packs of 10 or so with slimline jewel cases. I’ve also used a few of the Memorex 24X discs with the white labels on them.
I have no idea of the origin/manufacturer/etc. of these discs. I do know that I have not had a one fail to burn, nor have I detected any problems when the discs have been played afterward.
Ten or 20 years down the road? Who knows? I do take care of my discs, they’re all stored in jewel cases and unless I just happen to be taking one some place for a specific reason, they never leave my house or are exposed to sunlight because I don’t have a CD player in my car and am not likely to any time soon (they get stolen quite often where I’m at), and who knows if the world will still be here 10 or 20 years down the road, the way things are going (LOL).
Basically, though, I know I need to start buying discs in bulk spindles if I’m going to do serious burning.
All I can get at local retailers are the usual “name” brands … Memorex and TDK, which as I said I’ve personally used, along with Sony and Maxell, which I’ve had some people burn stuff on for me and, again, haven’t had any problems with; occasionally I’ll see some Fuji but not very often … and the cheapo stuff like Imation and K/Hypermedia which I avoid.
I just wanted some specifics/details/etc. about the performance of the Taiyo Yuden and other highly touted brands to see if it’s worth my trouble and expense to try them. Thanks!