[QUOTE=Atal;2239874]I will be buying one of these in a 600 pack:
TAIYO YUDEN CD-R 80, 52X, Shiny Silver Thermal Surface
PRODISC CD-R 80, 52X, Shiny Silver Thermal Print Surface
First off, I know the rep Taiyo Yuden has as being one of the best discs out there. Low data error, durability, longevity and so forth. But I also know Prodisc has a good reputation too, and their prices are much less than Taiyo Yuden.
So here’s the question- can I buy the much more inexpensive Prodisc without sacrificing quality? Or is Taiyo Yuden the only option?[/QUOTE]
No you can not.
Taiyo Yuden so far performed much better in all stability tests I’ve seen.
Playback compatability of TY is better a prodisc.
TY cd-r’s come in a few grades which are all ok.
Prodisc cd-r’s come in a lot of different grades, some of which are not that nice. (Me being polite here. )
So it’s TY unless your media only needs to last 5 years. If it’s for 5 years and less then you could go with prodisc.