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Where to buy (UK)? - 2/19/2002 1:09:39 PM   
CN

 

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I'm looking to buy some 24x certified cd-r media for my Yamaha CRW3200S.

My choices are as follows:

Fuji
Kodak
Mitsui
Moser Baer India
Ricoh
Taiyo Yuden
Yamaha

All of which seem virtually impossible to get hold of in the UK.

Would prefer to buy online.

Any ideas, thanks!

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RE: Where to buy (UK)? - 3/3/2002 7:39:50 PM   
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The 24x Memorex ones are decent enough.

Look here: www.aria.co.uk/ProductsList.asp?Category=34&Name=&Code=&Submit=Search


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RE: Where to buy (UK)? - 3/13/2002 12:21:57 AM   
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quote:

The 24x Memorex ones are decent enough.



Not really, the last batch of Memorex 24x discs that I had came from either buy.com or Jungle.com were made by Prodisc.

They don't read at a very good speed in my Plextor 40max and some of the older discs that I burnt 2-3 years ago are no longer readable, along with some Lead Data and Ritek discs.

Anyone know why finding decent discs in the UK is so hard when compared to the US? I suppose it could be down to price, but I can't see how when you can get a 100 pack spindle of badged TY's for $20-$30 overthere?


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RE: Where to buy (UK)? - 3/13/2002 3:05:03 AM   
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I got a spindle full of Taiyo Yuden from:

http://www.cd-rmedia.co.uk/

They come with a writable, even printable white coating on them and are ace!

R.


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RE: Where to buy (UK)? - 3/13/2002 11:08:48 AM   
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Nice one rb that's a cool link!


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RE: Where to buy (UK)? - 3/17/2002 3:17:53 AM   
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Hi

being in the trade i have a some knowledge of disks.

A company called Ritek and White label appear to be the most reliable across the range.

I would send you a sample of each if you want to give them a try.

See my profile for the address.

Simon
The customer is king

Simon

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RE: Where to buy (UK)? - 3/20/2002 10:03:36 AM   
CN

 

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quote:

I got a spindle full of Taiyo Yuden from:

http://www.cd-rmedia.co.uk/

They come with a writable, even printable white coating on them and are ace!

R.



Tried them, they say they don't stock TY's. Did find some at http://www.blankcdr.co.uk/ however they don't have a printable surface.

Also found some Mitsui printable 24x discs at http://www.121cdr.co.uk/ bit expensive at 44.65 + delivery for a 100 spindle pack. Might have to do if I can't find anywhere else.


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RE: Where to buy (UK)? - 3/20/2002 10:28:33 AM   
CN

 

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quote:

Hi

being in the trade i have a some knowledge of disks.

A company called Ritek and White label appear to be the most reliable across the range.

I would send you a sample of each if you want to give them a try.

See my profile for the address.

Simon
The customer is king

Simon



Thanks for the offer, however I am dead against the use of any Ritek discs for long term data storage or for any other purpose. It goes all the way back to when CDR's cost more than 1 when Philips switched from TY's to Ritek and I ended up with 49 coasters which cost me 55 or so.

I suppose I could try them again, http://www.121cdr.co.uk/ does the 100 pack spindle of White Label 32x for 15.99 + delivery. If I don't like them I could always sell them on.


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RE: Where to buy (UK)? - 3/20/2002 10:49:05 AM   
CN

 

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quote:

I'm looking to buy some 24x certified cd-r media for my Yamaha CRW3200S.

My choices are as follows:

Fuji
Kodak
Mitsui
Moser Baer India
Ricoh
Taiyo Yuden
Yamaha



Spoke to soon, Yamaha have added Mitsubishi Chemicals Corp back to the 24x certified list with the new firmware, looks like I'll be back to buying Verbatims. Hope the super azo layer problems are thing of the past. Thanks again.


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RE: Where to buy (UK)? - 4/2/2002 2:37:03 AM   
Itsoln

 

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We now have some Arita Disks blue dye

supposed to be very reliable

have a look

http://www.bigpockets.co.uk



Simon
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http://www.BigPockets.co.uk

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RE: Where to buy (UK)? - 4/2/2002 4:30:08 AM   
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CN,

Yes, you're right! It's all changed since I last visited - what a pain!

R.


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