yesterday I popped into the local Harvey Norman to kill some time. It wasn't long before I spotted the darker-blue-than-usual Verbatim slimline jewel case CD-R 10-packs. Intrigued, I examined a box. The place of manufacture was stated as Malaysia, a Daxon clue. Also, the Â© is now 2005.
I was left with no choice but to buy one box each of the old [CMC] and the new [Daxon] :bigsmile: Nero CD-DVD Speed confirmed Daxon as the manufacturer.
With my Lite-On 165P6S, a 650 MB ISO @ 52x took 2:48 with a max of 40x with the Daxon, and 2:24 with a max of 46.6x with the CMC Verbatims. With the quality scans, the Daxon easily wins out, on par with my BenQ CD-Rs which have done consistently very well, and are quite cheap to boot.
Unlike their DVDs, CMC have not done a great job with Verbatim's CD-R production. Last year, I'd bought some of them and they weren't that impressive. Overall, I'm quite happy with Verbatim's decision to switch to Daxon. Hopefully, it's a permanent move and time will prove this to be a good choice.