[quote=alan1476;1939497]Wallace, let me ask you a question at what price would you say " I’LL buy these for random, trashable backups" ? I don’t mean to go off-topic here but the above scans are great, as good as any TY or MCC004 scans I can produce. I stopped buying all the off brand media because the name brands are so cheap already it did not make sense to buy anything else. With a coupon and a sale you can buy Verbs for almost 10 bucks for a 50 spindle. What can you buy cheaper that will even burn a regular basis. I am done with the Playos and other cheap media that only cost maybe a dollar or two less. LOL.[/quote]Funny thing is, that my curiousity will make me pay only 1 or 2 dollars less for a pack of discs that may go out after a week, haha. It’s not really the price [I’ve recently bought 50 YUDEN000 T02 and 50 SONY08D1 MIJ for 45 dollars–45 cents a disc , and then I went for 50 Memorex MCC 004 for just under 10 dollars–5 cents a disc]. I just want to see how my drives will handle it, and if they handle it well, I will [as an example] take it to school without feeling bad about essentially ruining a known high-quality, long-lasting disc.
To treat Taiyo Yuden and MCC as “trashables” is bad for me, because they usually house music, video, and system backups that I only make twice a year [at most].