FujiFilm CD-R quality?

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  1. Jason Wilcox

    Jason Wilcox Supporting Actor

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    so i usually stick with fujifilm cd-rs. you know...the ones with the screw on top. well i go to best buy to pick up some more and they have a 50 pack with the screw on top and discs that have different colored label sides. they also have a 50 pack with the normal non-colored discs in a new twist-open spindle. sorry if i spell this wrong...but do both have Taiyo Fuden discs? thanks...
     
  2. Brett_H

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    Jason,

    If a package says "Made in Japan", then it's most likely Taiyo Yuden (sp?). If it says "Made in xxx" (anywhere else), there's not much way of telling who makes it other than using a CD identification program, which of course means buying the discs to find out...

    I make it a point to buy (non flashy colored, and green on the recording side) discs that say "Made in Japan" on them. I seem to have the most luck with durability, compatibility, and "trade-ability" with those.

    -Brett.
     
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  4. Jason Wilcox

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    wow thanks.....i ended up buying a 50 pack of the colored kind and a 50 pack of the regular kind. they both seem to be manufactured in japan and are similiar in dye color and other visual characteristics (the slightly opaque inner ring)....both work fine
     
  5. Joe Hsu

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    Just as general rule of thumb, Fuji's are one of the best CD-Rs out there. You'll always see hot deals on fatwallet and anandtech for them, since everyone keeps their eye out for them.
    A few telltale signs are: 1.) most obviously, the "made in Japan" 2.) The chemical dye that is used, but this is more discrete and 3.) Most TY spindles are topped off with the screw top, and not the normal spindle cap that comes off entirely.
    If that made any sense. [​IMG] A lot of information can always be found at www.cdrinfo.com
     
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    You can download CD-R Identifier to see if they are really TY discs. Probably are though.
     

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