Just found a Memorex CD-R in the street (asphalt paved) while getting the mail. Don’t know how long it had been there but probably only since today and most likely within the last 3 hours since a lot of school kids (and cars) go to and from school this way.
Anyways, after cleaning up the dust/dirt on the scratched-up disc I first tried reading it in my BenQ 1640. No dice. Nada. Zip. Won’t recognize it. Then I put the disc in my Plextor 716A and NO PROBLEMS reading the disc. Yippee!
The Memorex is a CMC CD-R and is blank. No, I didn’t try to burn it. I just wanted to know which drive is the better reader of damaged discs. Got my answer.
Should I post this in the BenQ forum?