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Recommended media for Aopen CDR/W drives - 11/28/2002 7:02:29 PM   
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Hello.

I have an Aopen CRW1232Pro. I would like to know which CDR and/or CDR/W medias would you recommend to use with this drive. I have a few unusable cdrs, so from that experience, I don't want to waste my money anymore.

I always use Imation CDRs, and they're quite good. No luck with Sony CDRs tho. Acer CDR/W is very good and very reliable. So, anyone? :)
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RE: Recommended media for Aopen CDR/W drives - 11/28/2002 8:54:22 PM   
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Try the latest branded media from Mitsui, Verbatim, Taiyo Yuden should work ok


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RE: Recommended media for Aopen CDR/W drives - 11/29/2002 6:50:22 PM   
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Ah.. I can get Mitsui and Verbatim medias here. How do I know they are the latest when looking at it?


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RE: Recommended media for Aopen CDR/W drives - 11/30/2002 1:02:10 PM   
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strange, i have the same aopen writer (a rebadged ricoh, i believe) and haven't had any problems with media except for one old junko brand that i also have problems with on another yamaha 4x writer.

i've used sony (both old taiyo yuden and the latest sony ones), tdk (old blue TDK azo, newer riteks), memorex (ritek + prodisc), "no name" brands (CMC), fuji (taiyo yuden) ... etc.

for RW, i've used verbatim datalifeplus, maxell (both highspeed made by mitsubishi) and older 4x TDK (also mitsubishi) and even some noname 2x (don't know who made it).

i'm running the latest firmware, which isn't all that new.


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RE: Recommended media for Aopen CDR/W drives - 11/30/2002 5:33:24 PM   
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quote:
Originally posted by rabbit

strange, i have the same aopen writer (a rebadged ricoh, i believe) and haven't had any problems with media except for one old junko brand that i also have problems with on another yamaha 4x writer.

i've used sony (both old taiyo yuden and the latest sony ones), tdk (old blue TDK azo, newer riteks), memorex (ritek + prodisc), "no name" brands (CMC), fuji (taiyo yuden) ... etc.

for RW, i've used verbatim datalifeplus, maxell (both highspeed made by mitsubishi) and older 4x TDK (also mitsubishi) and even some noname 2x (don't know who made it).

i'm running the latest firmware, which isn't all that new.



Thanks! I'll take down those brands for future references. Anyway, are you using firmware 1.30? I bought a Sony 'supremas' CDR and when trying to burn some files, my Nero says 'Bad media speed' or something like that. what do you think?


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RE: Recommended media for Aopen CDR/W drives - 12/1/2002 5:32:34 AM   
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Anyway, are you using firmware 1.30?

yes


I bought a Sony 'supremas' CDR and when trying to burn some files, my Nero says 'Bad media speed' or something like that. what do you think?

hmm, sound like bad quality/compatibility alright.

the sony's i have are not "supremas". they are:
SONY CDQ-80N1

ATIP:              97m 24s 11f
Disc Manufacturer: Sony Corp.
Assumed Dye type:  Cyanine (Type 1)
Media type:        CD-Recordable
Recording Speeds:  min. unknown - max. unknown
nominal Capacity:  702.83MB (79m 59s 74f / LBA: 359849)


which look like:

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RE: Recommended media for Aopen CDR/W drives - 12/1/2002 3:26:46 PM   
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Ah! THAT ONE! Thanks for clearing that up.


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RE: Recommended media for Aopen CDR/W drives - 12/2/2002 5:44:49 PM   
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info on that Sony *supremas* CDR :

Media Type - CD-R
Start time of Lead-in - 97m 24s 01f (Media Manufacturer Mark)
Media Manufacturer - Tayio Yuden Co. Ltd.
Media Type Code - 1 (Long Strategy I3 write pulse)
Indicative Target Writing Power - 4
A1 marker = 0



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RE: Recommended media for Aopen CDR/W drives - 12/3/2002 8:27:37 AM   
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oops, made a mistake ... the sonys i used *were* supremas. sorry, it only says it on the actual CD and not the packaging (as shown above).
SONY CDQ-80N1 - Supremas

ATIP:              97m 24s 11f
Disc Manufacturer: Sony Corp.
Assumed Dye type:  Cyanine (Type 1)
Media type:        CD-Recordable
Recording Speeds:  min. unknown - max. unknown
nominal Capacity:  702.83MB (79m 59s 74f / LBA: 359849)

i have two different batches and not sure which ones i have used but they both have the same ATIP info. i bought the slimcase 10packs. some came with black trays and some with white.

i recently bought some of the new sony 10packs also (in the yellow outer box with the updated sony graphics that you see on the VHS tapes also but i haven't used any yet). similar ATIP info except it is type 2 as opposed to type 1. the actual CD look the same as the older ones on both sides:
SONY CDQ80L1 - Supremas

ATIP:              97m 24s 12f
Disc Manufacturer: Sony Corp.
Assumed Dye type:  Cyanine (Type 2)
Media type:        CD-Recordable
Recording Speeds:  min. unknown - max. unknown
nominal Capacity:  702.83MB (79m 59s 74f / LBA: 359849)

i've used these old TY sonys also and burned at 12x with no problems:
SONY CDQ-74CN - XO Excellent Optical Technology

ATIP:              97m 24s 01f
Disc Manufacturer: Taiyo Yuden Company Ltd.
Assumed Dye type:  Cyanine (Type 1)
Media type:        CD-Recordable
Recording Speeds:  min. unknown - max. unknown
nominal Capacity:  656.40MB (74m 43s 00f / LBA: 336075)



ps to all: in the profile, people should really fill in what country they are in. it helps because different countries have different types of CDs even if they are the same brand (eg. sony, tdk, etc)

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RE: Recommended media for Aopen CDR/W drives - 12/3/2002 8:01:08 PM   
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Gosh! Thank you so much for that generous infos. How do I know the Sony CDR that I'll buy were manufactured by Taiyo? Is there any indication or whatsoever on the box? Have you ever encountered any probs using CDRs manufactured by Sony (huh? [:0])?


p.s: edited my profile. ^_^


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RE: Recommended media for Aopen CDR/W drives - 12/4/2002 10:51:26 AM   
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How do I know the Sony CDR that I'll buy were manufactured by Taiyo? Is there any indication or whatsoever on the box?

not that i know of. i don't think sony has gotten TY to make discs for them for the past couple of years (at least not in canada). when sony started selling 700MB/80min discs, they were all sony made, AFAIK.


Have you ever encountered any probs using CDRs manufactured by Sony (huh? )?

nope. but i've mostly burned audio CDs using the sonys and i never bothered to check for errors or stuff like that, and i burned the discs for other people. no one has complained of skipping or crap like that if that is any help : ).

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RE: Recommended media for Aopen CDR/W drives - 12/4/2002 6:04:16 PM   
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No skipping or errors eh? Amazing. At what speed do you normally burn? I think I've read somewhere, when U burn audiocds, we should turn off Justlink or Burnproof.. i dunno.


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RE: Recommended media for Aopen CDR/W drives - 12/5/2002 3:54:24 AM   
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i usually burn at 12 or 8x. and i never use justlink.

it's funny about the bufferunderrun protection like justlink/burnproof/etc. it was probably intended just be a failsafe but it seems a lot of people treat it like ... well, don't know what the word is but here is an analogy: having a bulletproof vest doesn't mean you walk in front of bullets : ).

i'm not a big fan of Z-CLV either. as always, it's just a personal choice : ).

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RE: Recommended media for Aopen CDR/W drives - 12/5/2002 7:07:14 PM   
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Yeah, you're right. Well, thank you sooo much for those infos. Have a nice weekend. :)


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RE: Recommended media for Aopen CDR/W drives - 12/16/2002 11:16:47 PM   
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New Member.I also have an aopen 401248 and this info is just what i needed.
Thanx.
Munxy.[^]

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