VERY Cheap CD-R Media @ JB Hi-Fi

G’day all,

At JB Hi-Fi in Australia, you can buy 10-packs of CONIA 40X 80min CD-R’s for A$3.80, or 5x10-packs for A$14.50. They are made by PNY Technologies, Inc., TAIWAN. They seem to be fairly reasonable in quality, with no C2-errors reported by CD Doctor.

ATIP: 97m 18s 06f
Disc Manufacturer: <b>Unknown Disc Identification Code</b>
Reflective layer: Dye (Short strategy; e.g. Phthalocyanine)
Media type: CD-Recordable
Recording Speeds: min. unknown - max. unknown
nominal Capacity: 702.83MB (79m 59s 74f / LBA: 359849)

This Disc is designed for CD-RW/COMBO Drive Only.
Disc Type, Material = CD-R, Phthalocyanine
ATIP Lead-in = 97m 18s 06f
Norminal Capacity = 702.83MB (79m 59s 74f)
Disc Manufacturer maybe = <b>CURSOR,PNY</b>
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 48X

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TerminalVeloCD

Are you sure these are made by PNY? When PNY sold their brand of CD-R discs, I think they mostly used CMC. Didn’t know that PNY had their own CD-R factory.

These CD-R’s are branded CONIA and have a shiny silver printable surface. I’m 100% sure that they are NOT CMC discs. They don’t have the CMC-style serial numbers nor do they have the trademark markings on the metal surrounding the centre plastic hub.

By the way, JB Hi-Fi also have Verbatim DataLifePlus 1x-48x (Mitsubishi Super Azo), TDK 80min Audio (RiTEK Cyanine), Maxell 80min Audio (Hitachi Maxell), Verbatim Vinyl CD-R (Mitsubishi Metal Azo), Verbatim 80min Audio (Mitsubishi Metal Azo), Sony 700Mb 32x (Lead Data), TDK 1x-48x (RiTEK Phthalocyanine), TDK Gold (CMC), Pioneer 32x (CMC), LG 80min (Prodisc???), EMTEC 80min (MoserBaer), Verbatim 16x-24x CD-RW (Mitsubishi), Verbatim DataLife Spindle (CMC), TDK 700Mb CD-RW (InfoDisc???), and just in are Maxell CD-R80XL (Acer???).

On the DVD-R side of things, they have TDK DVD-R4.7 @ A$8.99 a piece, Shintaro DVD-R4.7 @ A$2.99 a piece, CONIA DVD-R4.7 @ A$5.99 a piece (ripoff!!!), Verbatim DVD-R4.7 @ A$7.99 a piece, and Panasonic DVD-R4.7 @ A$13.50 a piece.

TerminalVeloCD

G’day all,

Here are the test results from the CONIA 1x-40x/PNY I got from JB Hi-Fi:

CONIA 1x-40x 80min CD-R
Manufatured by PNY Technologies, Inc. (97:18:06)
Recorded at 32x on a LiteOn LTR-32123S @ XS0Z
Read at 24x on a LiteOn LTR-32123S @ XS0Z

C1 Max: 28
C1 Average: 3.796
C2 Max: 0
C2 Average: 0.000

TerminalVeloCD

[QUOTE]Originally posted by terminalvelocd

Any idea who distributes Conia CD-R’s in Australia – particularly in Melbourne?