After many years of procrastination, I finally decided to clean my cupboard. I came accross my old CD wallet. Opening it was like going down nostalgia lane.
I came accross an OLD Kodak CD. I recall buying it 9 years ago on the sunny streets of Dubai for 200 dirhams (55$)… it was filled with pirated software.
Just for the sake of it, I decided to test the CD in my brand new LiteOnSOHR 5238s, I was expecting the CD to be unreadbale. So, I was a bit surprised when the Autorun worked… nevertheless, the results of Kprobe simply stunned me.
Shame… shame shame … those brand new Plasmon and Imation CDs I burned the other day had more errors, the Plasmons had nearly a 100 C2 errors too.
heck! even some of the Taiyo Yuden’s I have in collection dont give such good results, and they are hardly a year old.
Sad. Sad… I dont get it, if we had the technology to make such fantastically durable CDs 9 years ago; why cant we make the same now. Or are CD manufacturers taking the easy route? (i.e. low costs, mass produce… crap)
And worst of all, Kodak isnt even making CDs anymore.