Recordable Media - "Types"

Hi there,
I am rather new to this forum…

I just bought a NEW Pacific Digital CD RW burner… I have a whole spindle of CD-R’s but for some reason my burner wont burn to them, just gets an error messgae in NERO, it goes through a succesful BURN, but nothing appears on the Media. or the drive is inaccessable.
Then I turned on the “Veryify Data”, then an error message occurs. These are “Nashua” CD-R’s, well so they say on the CD.

However, the CD Media that came WITH the Burner (Dr. DATA) in the box WORKED!

What is the reason for this? and why?

I might have to go out and find a certain brand name? or type of CD’s for this type of burner?

If thats the case, what should I purchase?

Nashua is a terrible brand of CD-R. I had similar problems with their CD-RW discs. I will list some good brands for you below.

TDK
Princo
Jensen
Sony
Memorex IF THEY ARE MADE IN JAPAN.
Verbatim Datalife Plus (do not burn these faster then 40x)
Optimum 48x (don’t have a lot of experience with these but the experience that I have had had been good.
Taiyo Yuden
Fujifilm (don’t burn past 48x)
RiTEK
Arita

Junk Brands - DO NOT EVER USE:
Nashua
Kingpro
Platinum
Verbatim ValueLife
Intenso
Philips
Staples
Imation

Hope this helps.

Why don’t yoy like Phillips?

I have always had very good impressions burning Phillips CD-R’s

Why don’t yoy like Phillips?

Have a look at the 48x Phillips media tests linked below. :Z