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CD-RW media - 5/6/2004 11:38:52 AM   
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Anyone has recent experiences with CD-RW media? Some emails indicate that the quality of the recent sold HS-RW and US-RW media is bad. Feel free to share your experiences...
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RE: CD-RW media - 5/6/2004 3:51:43 PM   
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Well, presently I'm using DataLife Plus CD/RW 32X, 10X, and 12x by Verbatim which is recommended by Plextor and it's excellent. I have a "Plextor Preminum" drive! Really it all depends on the type of CD/RW drive a user has. Take a look here -- BTW this info is for Plextor drives: (http://www.plextor.be/technicalservices/technology/recmedia.asp?choice=Supported%20media) Plextor also recommends Mitsubishi Chemicals, and Ricoh media.

But you also have to have a CD Info tool (http://www.cdspeed2000.com/) to know who really makes it.


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RE: CD-RW media - 5/6/2004 5:38:49 PM   
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Cal, thanks for your feedback. Many people tend to use CD-RW media for storage backup and want to know if there are any specific problems with them.

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RE: CD-RW media - 5/6/2004 6:38:09 PM   
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Cal, thanks for your feedback. Many people tend to use CD-RW media for storage backup and want to know if there are any specific problems with them.



I have three partitions (120 GB Hard drive divided by three, but the first partition has to be FAT32 and can't be more than 7GB in size) and I've been using Verbatim CD/RW disc for backing up those partitions for the past ten (10) years and I've never had a problem at all. Verbatim says, "Our CD/RW disc can be used up to 1000 re-writes." I have used TDK CDR's too but their performance isn't as good as Verbatim and plus CDR disc can get to be too expensive to use in the long run! Oh, also I use "Ghost 2003" for backing up my partitions.


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RE: CD-RW media - 5/6/2004 8:44:14 PM   
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What kind of problems did you had with TDK media?

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RE: CD-RW media - 5/6/2004 11:17:06 PM   
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What kind of problems did you had with TDK media?



Well, When TDK was being manufactured by Ricoh it performed better, but now it's being manufactured by CMC and while trying to make a backup of my partitions with it the "Image integrity" was corrupt when I checked it. So, now I only use it for downloads from the Internet.


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RE: CD-RW media - 5/7/2004 3:55:17 AM   
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Ah i understand...

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RE: CD-RW media - 5/7/2004 9:49:33 AM   
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I would not recommend 32x Verbatim CD-RWs... they have not burned very well after the first burn on every drive I've tested them on, including the Plextor Premium. If you want fast CD-RW media, then stick with the Verbatim 24x CD-RWs, which are much more stable, and also more compatible with various drives.

So far my experiences have been:

Sony HSCD-RWs = BAD
Ritek HSCD-RWs = "ok"
CMC HS CD-RWs = "ok"
Mitsubishi HSCD-RWs = Good!
Mitsubishi USCD-RWs = Good!
Mitsubishi USCD-RW+'s = Bad
Infodisc USCD-RWs = *BAD*
Melody USCD-RW's = *BAD*
Yamaha USCD-RWs = Good!
Prodisc CD-RWs = Bad
Prodisc HSCD-RWs = "ok"


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RE: CD-RW media - 5/7/2004 10:57:07 AM   
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Dolphy i don't totally agree with your test findings, i recently tested MCC 32X US-RW and i saw that Plextor Premium had many problems with them, while LiteOn SOHK-5232K burned them beautiful...

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RE: CD-RW media - 5/7/2004 3:35:33 PM   
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Well, I certainly get "Pristine" burns with Verbatim CD/RW 32x disc in my Plextor Premium drive!!! Music is great and so are backed up partitions etc.


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RE: CD-RW media - 5/7/2004 5:56:13 PM   
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There is something wrong with Premium and MCC 32X US-RW, we send Plextor an email, now waiting for their answers

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RE: CD-RW media - 5/7/2004 5:58:07 PM   
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Well, I certainly get "Pristine" burns with Verbatim CD/RW 32x disc in my Plextor Premium drive!!! Music is great and so are backed up partitions etc.


Would you mind doing some Q-Check scans with you premium and posting them? I'd be very interested in seeing the comparison between yours and mine. I had been under the impression that Plextor drives have fairly little variance between then, but perhaps I am wrong.

Emperor: I'm sure my findings would be similar to yours if I had tested them on the LiteON 5232K as well (but it didn't exist when I did my testing! )


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RE: CD-RW media - 5/7/2004 5:58:44 PM   
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There is something wrong with Premium and MCC 32X US-RW, we send Plextor an email, now waiting for their answers


Hopefully you'll get some answers!


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RE: CD-RW media - 5/7/2004 7:46:29 PM   
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Emperor: I'm sure my findings would be similar to yours if I had tested them on the LiteON 5232K as well (but it didn't exist when I did my testing! )


I still need to test with more 32X re-writers, this might take sometime...

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RE: CD-RW media - 5/7/2004 7:50:45 PM   
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Hopefully you'll get some answers!


Last week was the "Golder Week" at Japan (not so sure about what this holiday is for), so hopefully, this week we will have some answers...

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RE: CD-RW media - 5/7/2004 11:04:53 PM   
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Would you mind doing some Q-Check scans with you premium and posting them? I'd be very interested in seeing the comparison between yours and mine. I had been under the impression that Plextor drives have fairly little variance between then, but perhaps I am wrong.



I ran a scan, but I can't seem to post them here! But the scan is totally better than yours!


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