From: Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Again, I DO NOT WORK FOR CMC! I work for a company that BUYS from CMC...BIG diference.
OK, I know for a fact that memorex specifically asks for Grade B CDs (which is an official factory grade) The Grade system goes from S (the highest grade) to E (I think is the lowest). Thatn doesn't mean that the compatability is bad, just the percent chance of burn failure. I used to ONLY buy BASF (because that was what was available to me), and they are produced (in part) by T.Y. and I ALWAYS, and I mean ALWAYS had 1 in EVERY 10 pack fail on me. Every single time, not even one exepction. When they worked, they worked well, but when I bought 10, I bought 9. By the way, I don't believe ANY name brand buys Grade S CDs (defective rate of less then 1%), only Verbatim, Sony, and TDK buy Grade A CDs to the best of my knowledge, but I could be wrong. CiCero is the only brand of CD I know of that specifically buys grade E CD-Rs, but then agian, that's futureshops own brand, so who's surprised.
In case you're wondering EVERY factory produces S-E Grade CDs... yes Even T.Y. they might junk their lower grade CDs, but in the process of producing CDs, lower grade ones ARE ALWAYS made. So you can still get a low grade T.Y. Disc in theory. I have no problem with T.Y. by the way, I'd love to sell their CDs, but they're kinda picky about who gets OEM jobs done through them, and since we only have 1 location, we arn't big enough for them to consider viable....yet!
Canada; Leading the world in being just north of the U.S.A.