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crussty
03-19-2001, 01:04 PM
Hi, I saw a posting with a warning about Memorex cdr discs. I tried to use some a while back, and almost all of them would not work. I just wondered if anyone else had problems with some brands of cdr or if there are any recommendations for ones to purchase.
P.s.: by not working, I mean after I burned info onto them, I could not get a cd player to read them.


Thanks, crussty

[This message has been edited by crussty (edited 03-19-2001).]

Randy_tx
03-19-2001, 03:36 PM
I just burned some Memorex cd's this morning and they seem to be doing fine. They are inexpensive and the cheaper the cd, the greater the risk of them not working!

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crussty
03-19-2001, 03:43 PM
That would make sense. Did your discs have a silver coating on them?, or were they blue or green? I find that the blue/green discs never fail for me. Maybe I just got a bad batch. Thanks Randy_tx.

crussty

Randy_tx
03-19-2001, 04:52 PM
Silver on the upside and a blue/green on the "record" side...if that's what you mean http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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crussty
03-19-2001, 05:16 PM
Sorry, not very well explained. I mean silver on the recording side. My apologies Randy_tx.

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hiredgoonz
03-19-2001, 08:21 PM
I had nothing but bad luck w/memorex cdrs...sonys, pnys and verbatims have worked great...

crussty
03-20-2001, 05:45 PM
I think I have developped an afinity for verbatim discs. I have only had 1 fail, the rest have worked flawlessly.

Randy_tx
03-20-2001, 05:58 PM
Maybe the ONLY good thing about a Memorex cd is they are clearly the least expensive coffee "coaster" on the cd read/write market http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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crussty
03-20-2001, 07:03 PM
http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif Yes, they do make very good coasters. My bro in-law now has about 18 of them. Good thing he likes coffee.... http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif


crussty

CLTEK
03-28-2001, 07:47 AM
I know this is an old post... But I was wondering if you guys could help me figure this one out.

I have a Microboards External CDR (Mitsubishi 7503... I think). The manual says to use the Tyan Silver Cyanine blanks. But I've used anything I was able to get my hands on costing $0.50 or less each. The cheap Memorex, Verbatim... Even the Imation 100 packs (Super Cheap). And the only errors/unsuccessful operations I've had were due to SCSI error or trying to record off of a damaged master.

When I'm actually recording CDROM to External burner at 8x, I can actually watch the buffer go from 100% to 0%. But when I'm recording from the HD, it does just fine on whatever cd I throw in the burner. That would tell me the SCSI is too slow and the blanks aren't the problem.

My question is this... Could the 'SCSI errors' actually be caused by the cheap discs even though the error messages indicate otherwise?

I'm curious... I've burned HUNDREDS of discs over the past couple of years. And the number of 'coasters' I've come up with has been less than 20. All of the cds I've burned play in ALL of the players/computers that I and everyone I've given them to have acces to. And I use the cheap stuff! Is all of this 'poor quality blank' talk nothing more than hogwash? Brand loyalty? Fancy packaging? Pretty colors? What? I'm confused. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

Respectfully, Cory



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sea69
03-28-2001, 11:08 AM
well, I always use the cheapie memoresx and have had no problems... I think that most problems are with peoples systems (hardware/ software) issues rather than the name brand of the cd blank. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

** I never had noticed they were green on the back

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mjc
03-28-2001, 11:37 AM
Does Memorex really make Memorex CDRs?

I remember reading some where that there really aren't that many companies making disks, just about everyone and his brother gets their disks from these companies, they just label them differently. I'll dig out the details and post back with them.......

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hiredgoonz
03-28-2001, 06:33 PM
Hey, I'll readily admit when I make a mistake...but I think it's funny that NONE of the 10 memorex cdrs I used work anymore...while ALL the verbatims, sonys, ands pnys work just fine...this is having used 3 different burners in 2 different systems...

Maybe I just got a bad batch, but my memorex disks were a joke and since I consider my data to be fairly important I'm not gonna risk using them again...

mjc
03-28-2001, 07:09 PM
Like I said here's the info: Dan's Data (http://www.dansdata.com/cdrs.htm). ( the key info is toward the end of the article) There is even an id program to tell you who actually made the disk it can be gotten here:CDR Identifier (http://www.gum.de/it/download/index.htm) (the site is in German but the program is English). And lastly CD Media World (http://www.cdmediaworld.com/hardware/cdrom/cd_cdr_info.shtml) has a datbase of manufacturers and brands they make.

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CLTEK
03-29-2001, 02:29 AM
Thanks for the info MJC. Turns out all of the different brands I use come from a mere TWO factories! LOL

Cory

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