[QUOTE=Arachne;2572953]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”
Very good points …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.
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.
Now, here’s what’s got my goat. Some of my Ritek discs are beginning to skip and stall, my Doctor Who disc that I burned the other day did just that… I haven’t rescanned it, so I can’t confirmed if it’s dead.
Guys - WHAT’S GOING ON!? :@ I’m switching burning between a Pioneer DVD-109 () and a Visitron DVD-5001 DVD recorder, and these discs are beginning to skip like crazy. They can’t ALL be a DVD-R problem, surely?
I’ve gone through an assortment of brands and although I will continue to use the Maxell brand discs in the future for their Ritek F1 dye, (much more stable then CMC MAG AM3, I hear…) I’m beginning to wonder if it is my DVD players/burners/discs themselves which is the problem.
Non of the players seem tempremental on my Pioneer burner (Just wait until I get hold of the manufacturer…) and if that wasn’t enough, trying to burn Arita CD-Rs Good God, wait until I get hold of the manufacturer…
So, I think my drive is failing, and did a pretty nasty job in my mums Sony laptop drive
@Pepst, it’s probably a good thing that Maxell ditched CMC, their media was too unreliable to be… er, reliable.