The time has come when I have finally run out of Verbatim DLP, Mitsubishi and TY media (in fact i’ve only got about 40~ discs of any kind left in my blank CD-R collection!).
So, I’m gonna do one of my last CD-R buys, and now that good media is even more scarce in NZ, I’ve got some choices lined up. My idea was to buy the cheapest media I could find for things like iso images, random files etc., and then some good media to complement it, but I’m not sure. I burn at 24-40x always, never higher, so i’m not concerned about speed.
RIghty, the legend: $NZ ($US) - Disc name (suspected manufacturer, colour = how good i think they are. please correct me, i havn’t looked at cd-r quality for a long time (DVD’s are the shizz these days :))) - PRICES ARE FOR 100
$52.00 ($36.00) - VERBATIM DataLife Plus 52x (MIT Mitsubishi)
$49.00 ($34.50) - RITEK RIDATA 52x Inkjet MIT Ritek
$44.00 ($31.00) - VERBATIM Pthalocyanine 52x (MIT CMC?)
$40.00 ($28.00) - IMATION 48x (MIT CMC)
$40.00 ($28.00) - IMATION BUSINESS SELECT 48x (MIT CMC)
$40.00 ($28.00) - DICK SMITH ELECTRONICS 48x (MIT Prodisc)
$40.00 ($28.00) - VERTEX 48x Inkjet (MI? No idea?)
$40.00 ($28.00) - CY’QVE 48x (MIT CMC?)
$37.00 ($26.00) - PRINCO 52x Inkjet (MIT Princo)
$37.00 ($26.00) - BENQ 52x (MI? No Idea?)
$35.00 ($24.50) - GMIT 52x (MI? No idea?)
$35.00 ($24.50) - SONY 48x (Sony/LeadData? - MIT or MIHongKong)
$35.00 ($24.50) - SPINX 48x (MIT CMC)
$34.00 ($24.00) - SAST 52x Inkjet (MIChina from memory… ?)
$29.00 ($20.50) - AVLABS 52x (MIHK Sony/LeadData?)
I can import taiyo yuden silvertop ffrom JPL displays for $45, or TY ceramic top for $49 + $35~ shipping (shipping for 200) - so it’s quite a bit more expensive. But is it worth it?