Originally posted by rdgrimes
[B]I got one of the on-sale 100 ct spindles of these, boy was I surprised at the burning tests I did. They are really good CD’s, so far almost no errors at 40x and even 48x looks good in bothe WSES and CDSpeed.
This Disc is designed for CD-RW/COMBO Drive Only.
Disc Type, Material = CD-R, Phthalocyanine
ATIP Lead-in = 97m 26s 66f
Norminal Capacity = 702.83MB (79m 59s 74f)
Disc Manufacturer maybe = CMC,Imation
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 48X
So how come CMC can’t make them this good all the time. Is there really different mfg specs for the different brands? Or are some brands just packaging low-speed stuff with high-speed ratings?
The imation 40x is useless, these are really good…what gives? [/B]
When you want to lower the cost of CDR production, what you get is less consistent quality, not bad quality on ALL the discs. Also CMC do have about 35 lines that can produce very high quality stuff on a regular basis. The best examples are the 48X CDRs liteon bundles with their drives, and the 40X rated super Azo HGX disc.
Another note on how Ritek and CMC distribute their discs.
The very best stuff are for the Japanese market.
2nd line stuff for US
then Austrailia and NZ
(its already pretty bad here)
Then the B grade and lower stuff are dumped else where.
Now the problem is that because the dumped stuff are cheap, some biz people then imported them into the EU/US market (Japanese have the ability to check the quality of their burns like 3 years ago, so low quality stuff is a hard sell there) and thats where one often gets shitty stuff.