Taiyo Yuden CDRs

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#1

How do I know which CDRs are made by Taiyo Yuden, apart from identifying the Japanese made ones?
In Hong Kong here, some disc are being sold without packages (only a plastic bag with 10 disc in it), I tried to look for those 50 disc/spindle, but only Taiwan made.
Is there a specific brand which uses Taiyo Yuden disc? Do they have specific code which I can check on the disc/package?

For CDRs, we have (name brands) those like Ricoh, Sony, Maxell, TDK, Mitsubishi, Verbatim.....


#2

Taiyo Yuden disc are available for sale under the brand name That’s, but those are way too expensive! So I’m looking for the OEM ones…

Thanks a lot.


#3

All Taiyo Yudens is made in Japan.

Their spindles have a small screwtop that need to be unscrewed to get the top off…


#4

It’s just impossible to tell those by simply looking at the numbers on the circle, because they vary from one manufacturer to the other.
For ex. : TDK’s TY - PM 11423
HP’s TY - PS 6962 , PC 10231

Just look closely at the circle around the hole. The TY’s circle is kind of misty not real translusent.
As OC-Freak put it earlier : " a bit “greyish” ".


#5

Thanks for the replies…

Which specific brands use TY discs? I only know Sony does.


#6

Fuji, just look for the screwtop.


#7

Tayio Uden also makes them for TDK and Memorex now.

The 50 packs come with a screw top lid like Fuji/HP/Sony and the label is printed onto the plastic shrink wrap, instead of a paper label thats been shrink wrapped.

Also they all say "Made in Japan"in the small print…if they dont these are proably Ritek/CMC (Cheaply Made Crap) made in Tiawan.

I havent seen any Memorex Data CD-R’s in my area but I have seen the Audio CD’s (PS dont buy them if you have a Computer CD-RW - these are made for stand alone CD-R recorders for home stereos!).