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$10 for 50 CDRs @ Compgeeks.com. Quality CDRs u think?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by NickSo, Sep 7, 2001.

  1. NickSo

    NickSo Producer

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    I just found 50 CDRs for only $10.49 @ compgeeks.com
    http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=3766873186
    thats the full URL to the CDRs, or if it doesnt work, search for '80 Min 700MB 8x CD-R Gold/Green Media 50-Pack' (Copy and paste it)
    The specs are:
    CD-R's are ideal as music CDs, back-up/archive storage and for mass distribution of large files.These MultiSpeed Gold / Green CD-R Media Disks will handle anything from 1x all the way up to 8x! And with 80 Minute Digital Recording you'll have tons of musical pleasure!
    Features/Specifications:
    80 Minute, 700MBs of storage
    50-Pack ( 50pcs per Spindle )
    MultiSpeed Media: 1X - 8X
    Gold / Green
    Media Only
    Product Requirements
    Writable or Rewritable CD-ROM Drive
    (CD-R or CD-RW Drive)
    It doesnt have a manufacturer listed...
    Do you think these CDRs'll work okay for Audio Compilation CDs, file backup CDs etc?
    I've never tried a real NO-NAME brand CDRs before. Mostly brand names, i bought a 50-pack of KHypermedia CDRs and they worked great with my Mitsumi 4804-TE...
    Are generic CDRs as bad as they used to be with defects and such from before?
    Should i risk wasting my time and money ordering this, or just go with ones I have experience with (KHypermedias) for $15 + S&H and save $4???
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  2. Rob Gillespie

    Rob Gillespie Producer

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    They're probably made by one of the big generic-brand CD-R manufacturers, such as ProDisc, Ritek, CMC or a handful of others. The cost of CD-R has tumbled over the past two years because of the amount of people that now own a CD-RW drive.
    I've used no-brand dics before (from Staples in the UK) and they've been absolutely fine. However I wonder about the longevity of them. The higher priced brands such as TDK and Kodak Gold use their own dyes (in TDK own's brand discs are unique and Kodak Gold really are gold, unlike many of their competitors). These two always come out at the top in the ageing and data retention tests, which is why I use only these two for data archiving.
    If you're keeping audio CDs in the car, where they will be subject to extremes of temperature, you might find that some of the cheaper brands just don't last as long. But then again, they might be fine! But for general music use, they should be perfectly OK.
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  3. Steven K

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    Beware of cheap CD-Rs... believe me, it's worth it to spend a little more on CD-Rs. I recently bought a 110 pack of PKNY CD-Rs from Worst Buy. I've "used" 20 of them so far, and only have 7 working CD-Rs. That's right, out of 20 discs, 13 of them were coasters... and this was using Nero with a drive with a 4 MB buffer. There should be no excuse, except that the discs suck. I've had very, very few coasters with name brand discs.
     
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    The 50 pack of Cursor brand CDRs bought along with my burner a couple of weeks ago looks the same as these, except they're rated up to 16x write speed. Since I don't have experience with any other CDRs I can't say anything about the quality, but I got them for around $40 from future shop, not exactly a steal, but at least I have enough to hold me over. For $10 I'd get them out of curiosity, and if they suck, it's only a $10 write-off .
     
  6. Liam S

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    I use cheap generic discs and I've never had a problem. Try them. It's only $10, and if they don't work you'll know that your drive is picky about CD brands.
     
  7. Kyle McKnight

    Kyle McKnight Cinematographer

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    I've purchased 50 CD spindles of generics from Frys ($7.99) and CompUSA ($9.99) before, and they always work fine for me. I use them for audio, and VCD Television recordings.
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