I experienced that CDR with a blue dye have a great compatibility with various hardware especialy on the PS2, the taiyo yuden with a light blue dye and the Verbatim Metal AZO with a deep blue dye.
I bought once some verbatim that were not with a AZO dye, with a white top but not the printable one, and they were hard to get read on my PS2, they have a light green dye, while the deep blue one work great, as well as other CDR with a blue dye.
But I wonder which are the best, taiyo yuden have a great reputation and personaly I don’t have any problem with Verbatim Metal AZO.
In your opinion, what’s your preference? and what do you think about the Datawrite 40x with a blue dye, it seems to be made by ProDisc it work fine but I have a Plextor Premium and it always write at 24x with PowerRec on.
Are Ritek are good? I had some in the past such as Traxdata disc and they were medium quality.