The only media I have tested that works well (reads back fast from 700MB 80MIN CD-R with no slow downs or C2 errors) is Fujifilm TY media.
I know I have posted a similar thread but I didn’t find enough helpful info for sources of CD-R media proven to consistently burn well (based on my definition above).
I have tried Ritek (Ridata, Arita) media and it has big problems. Actually I am burning an Arita disc to test again (so far at this moment it is burning at 40x and the TY could only burn at 32x - strange). Ok I will not post the Arita results because it has basically the same problem, very slow reading with lots of spin ups and spin downs (the Ridata ones just read slow consistently and has C2 errors at the end). This Arita disc of course has C2 errors at the end.
So in short, I would conclude that Ritek CD-R media is crap like it was many many years ago.
This leaves the arena open. Please let me know what media you have burned that meets my crazy definition of good. I cannot find Fuji TY anymore and I would at least like to know if any other media exists which is actually not RiCrap :).
Thanks so much.