You might be the only one, anyone who knows me from the last 5 years or so just thinks, "Oh God, she's off again" :bigsmile:
I've only addressed parts of your post as otherwise my post would be a mile long.
Although about the "Cream of the crop" comment, I have to agree there. I'm in no doubt that CMC can but in my experience - don't - produce some decent media, but the bottom line for me is CMC varies too much to be actually reliable.
Example, I'm sure proper brand names like Phillips can churn out some decent CMC media, but for the muppets like myself that thought it didn't matter about disc quality (before I became obsessed with Club MyCE and burning :doh: :bigsmile: ) because it's digital - Need to think again. My experience of CMC MAG media is a 50 pack of Bulkpaq and a 50 pack of RiDisc, where HALF of my disc varifies okay little after a month.
Very good points :iagree:...once again, I think the lower-tier brands (especially Bulkpaq, Datawrite etc - I've had some extremely variable CMC discs from them) tend to get the more questionable/variable quality discs.
Since your experiences with CMC seem to be pretty carp overall, I can totally understand your views on them. :iagree:
I don't pretend to be some sort of expert, (nor do I want to be - Dyes concern me, not PI scans and the likes ) but I admit now I've savvied up, I'm learning more about disc quality and how dyes and brand names are CRUCIAL to longtivity.
Ditto. I wouldn't want the "burden" of being seen as an expert. I'm more of an enthusiast since I arrived here. If I learn stuff along the way - bonus! :bigsmile:
...and that practically speaking if you pay a little more, you are GUARENTEED quality results.
Amen to that! :iagree:
For us, money's tight so we can't afford TY or Verb discs. certainly not on a regular basis. Failed discs are an irritant, yeah, but not as much when you've lost your data! :Z :sad: :doh:
Ditto, and ditto. I only ever buy Verbies/TY if on special offer these days. Luckily I have a bit of a stash if offers are thin on the ground
I hear you about the data loss as well with lower-quality discs. It's a shame when you think you've snagged a real bargain, back your stuff up, only to find the discs are variable, or can't be read after a certain amount of time. Been there, done that, found CDF just in time.
But I do demand quality media like Maxell (IMO the BEST brand out there for quality and price match, even their RitekF1 dyes are great :D) and (my local supplier of media does seperate discs - Maxell for example are 14p a piece ) and so have been stocking up.
Once again I can see your point - I feel the same about Verbatim.
Sorry for the long post, I tend to get enthusiastic on Club MyCE :bigsmile:
Hahaha, easily done. :bigsmile: