What do you recommend for CD-R's, DVD-R's and DVD-RW?

Which brands do you guys recommend? Thanks.

Taiyo Yuden for CD-R and DVD-R.
Verbatim for DVD-RW, and maybe for DVD-R (although their DVD-R have been somewhat inconsistent for me).

TY for CDR, DVD-/+R.
Verbatim for DVD-/+R, and +RW

Verbatim CDs are good for everyday storage though :wink:

Thanks. My friend just gave me a few blank Fujifilm DVD-RW’s, are these any good? I forgot to ask that before.

Pop one of the Fuji’s into CD-DVD Speed, tell us the MID from the Disc Info tab, and we’ll let you know. :slight_smile:

NO RITEK, TY are better as +R than -R, NO RITEK, but Verbatim -R are pretty good, NO RITEK, in LG and newer Pioneer burners, NO RITEK. Verbatim +RW are the only ones, NO RITEK, I have found that are, NO RITEK, consistent. You will find much better results if you accept the + format.

Oh, one more thing, NO RITEK NO RITEK NO RITEK NO RITEK.

LOOOOOOOL :bigsmile:…I’m not sure you got the point across :wink:

CD-Rs: Taiyo Yuden, Ritek, MCC
CD-RWs: MCC (10x/12x), AVOID all US+ (24x/32x)!
DVD-R: Taiyo Yuden, MCC, Maxell, Sony
DVD+R: Taiyo Yuden, MCC, Maxell, Sony, Ricoh
DVD-RW: MCC (4x/6x)
DVD-R DL: AVOID!
DVD+RW: Sony (MIJ), Ricoh, MCC
DVD+R DL: MCC

Regards,
TerminalVeloCD

You could have a look at this poll: Which brands of DVD media are good for everyday use?

My personal favourites:

DVD±R (SL): Plextor (TY), Taiyo Yuden, Verbatim, HP (CMC), Sony (in that order)

DVD±R DL: Verbatim, HP (CMC) (in that order)

DVD+RW: Ricoh, Verbatim (in that order)

DVD-RW: Verbatim

CD-RW: Verbatim

CD-R: Verbatim DL+ Crystal Super Azo Made in China, Plextor Taiyo Yuden, Verbatim Pastel (TY), Fujifilm Made in Germany, Fujifilm (Ritek) Made in Taiwan, Verbatim DL+ Crystal Super Azo Made in India (in that order)

My favourites:

DVD±R (SL): Taiyo Yuden, Verbatim, Taiyo Yuden (Value Line), Sony

DVD+R DL: Verbatim

DVD-R DL: Not Used

DVD+RW: Verbatim

DVD-RW: Verbatim, Sony, Imation

DVD-RAM: Panasonic

DVD-R/RW for my ES15/25, DVD+R/RW for my 5005

CD-RW: Verbatim

CD-R: Taiyo Yuden, Verbatim