Also, it was mentioned that some of Memorex's CDs are made by CMC....well, CMC has assured us that this isn't true (which makes sense to me, because I've had a lot more problems with memorex CDs then the factory direct ones we buy from CMC), so I'm wondering where that info was found.
Choose hersteller.Select CMC and click on anzeigen. As you can see the 12x Memorex were made by CMC magnetics.
The ATIP code of the 24x Memorex which was tested by PC WELT also indicates CMC Magnetics.
I would love to hear some reports as to WHY they're not good in peoples eyes, I need a little more info on that :)
1st Because most of the test results (German and Dutch Magazines) say so.Now I know that these tests aren't complete (infact I had a lot of talking with these mags about missinterpretating or incomplete testing.) However if I take the overall result and do a correct interpretating I still find out that CMC Magnetics quality isn't that good and in some cases even more worse as some test results say.
Some online reviews of CMC Magnetic made disc's can be found here.
It is written in German. So use a translator if you can't read German or if you still don't understand it mail me and I am willing to translate it to English. By the way the rating system is as followed
1 is best 5 is worst. http://www.pcwelt.de/tests/hardware-tests/rohlinge/22640/ http://www.pcwelt.de/tests/hardware-tests/rohlinge/24183/
And when it says quality note: 4.8 for the Imation disc's (E 32 errors were on the disc. Which are the worst sort of errors.) this doesn't mean anything good. This result was based on 3 burners including a Lite On and A Plextor.
It looks like the 1.5 overall is an error and I allready mailed the people about it.
But If you want can try to get your own brand disc's brand tested as long as you can get these disc's somewhere in Germany that is.
2nd Disc's are having errors after 3 months. However I also have 2 or 3 CMC Magnetic disc's which still work after 3 years. But that's 3 of the 50 or so.
Most of these disc's where burned with a philips 3610. Now I know that the philips 3610 is a poor burner. However I never had problems with Taiyo Yuden/ Mitsui disc's(which are 4/5 years old and still working good) with this burner.And I burned quite a lot of disc's before it really died and I switched to my Plexwriter 24/10/40A.
One good point is that there are some better CMC Magnetics disc's as others (Verbatim/TDK) but they still don't score as good as cheap Taiyo Yuden disc's or the more Expensive Mitsui disc's.
my store now carries Mitsui
GOLD ? Since these score really awesome in any test I have seen.
The only problem is that they aren't cheap. But there really one of the best disc's out there if not the best disc out there.
12x CD-RWs by Princo (I really REALLY hate Princo, but RWs are ok I guess).
For CD-RW's sell Verbatim if you want to sell quality since I have no problems after more than 80 rewrites and that's longer then with any other cd-rw I have used.
Now let me give you some advice for testing. This is as good as you can get without expensive materials.
1st Since you have a Lite On drive use WSES since it can detect C-1 and C-2 errors.A second run could be done with a new plextor burner of combo drive and something that can detect c2 errors (Nero speed/feurio/plextools)Since on the newer plextor models c-2 error detection is really good.
2nd Do 2 test runs one after writing and one after a couple of months/weeks under extreme conditions(sun and rain)
3rd Test more disc's then one and test of different packs
4th Use different writers and write speeds. Keep in mind not all people use full speed. I still have some friends who burn audio still at 1x and for that reason don't want a new writer (even the Yamaha with audio master) because they think that it is better even after that I have prooved that they are wrong.