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tskb: which CD-R's to use?
« on: December 02, 2007, 05:11:33 PM »


I'm down to the last of my Japanese fuji's... now that they're no longer made, what kind should i look into?


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Re: tskb: which CD-R's to use?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2007, 05:40:40 PM »
costco tdks.

cdrs are very expendable anyway, what with archiving and all.
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Re: tskb: which CD-R's to use?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2007, 06:04:15 PM »


Costco.com search isn't turning anything up for TDK or CD-R's... strange.


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Re: tskb: which CD-R's to use?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2007, 06:56:52 PM »
I use Taiyo Yuden exclusively. It's worth the extra few buck to me after seeing all the test results.
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Re: tskb: which CD-R's to use?
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2007, 07:17:29 PM »
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Re: tskb: which CD-R's to use?
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2007, 07:20:09 PM »
I use Taiyo Yuden exclusively. It's worth the extra few buck to me after seeing all the test results.

What brands still utilize TY discs?

I just had this conversation with my gf this weekend and I thought Fuji was the last of the companies using TY and that their stock had run dry. I don't pay nearly as much attention to this stuff as I used to though so maybe I"m way off
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Re: tskb: which CD-R's to use?
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2007, 07:27:43 PM »
I use Taiyo Yuden exclusively. It's worth the extra few buck to me after seeing all the test results.

What brands still utilize TY discs?

I just had this conversation with my gf this weekend and I thought Fuji was the last of the companies using TY and that their stock had run dry. I don't pay nearly as much attention to this stuff as I used to though so maybe I"m way off

Here's one source on TY CD-Rs (there are a few others as well, but I use these guys):

http://www.meritline.com/taiyo-yuden-cdr-cd-r-blank-media-disc-discs.html

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Re: tskb: which CD-R's to use?
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2007, 07:29:14 PM »
I always get my TY cdrs and DVDs from mediasupply.com

They have specials once in a while and every so often they mail out coupon codes for $5 or $10 off any purchase.

http://www.mediasupply.com/cd-r-media-taiyo-yuden.html
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Re: tskb: which CD-R's to use?
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2007, 07:33:11 PM »
nother vote for TY's

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Re: tskb: which CD-R's to use?
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2007, 07:35:26 PM »
good to know - thanks for the info.
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Re: tskb: which CD-R's to use?
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2007, 07:46:44 PM »
What brands still utilize TY discs?

I just had this conversation with my gf this weekend and I thought Fuji was the last of the companies using TY and that their stock had run dry. I don't pay nearly as much attention to this stuff as I used to though so maybe I"m way off

I found some new fuji stock at kmart a month or so ago, new packaging, all made in japan...bought up all 6 spindles they had...not sure if this ws old stock that had new labeling or new stock rebranded TY's as I havent really been out looking since...

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Re: tskb: which CD-R's to use?
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2007, 07:53:27 PM »
I really don't use cdrs anymore since getting a h120 for flac playback in the car.  archiving is all done on TY (or made in japan sonys) dvd so I don't really worry about TY cdrs as shelf life of audio cds isn't a concern for me anymore as there are backups of everything I have on audio.  when I do buy cdrs I get TDks from target or wherever they are the cheapest.  usually $8 for 50 spindle.
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Re: tskb: which CD-R's to use?
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2007, 11:22:32 PM »
I use Taiyo Yuden exclusively. It's worth the extra few buck to me after seeing all the test results.

Ditto

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Re: tskb: which CD-R's to use?
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2007, 11:27:15 PM »

I just had this conversation with my gf this weekend ...

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Re: tskb: which CD-R's to use?
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2007, 11:30:40 PM »
I always get my TY cdrs and DVDs from mediasupply.com

They have specials once in a while and every so often they mail out coupon codes for $5 or $10 off any purchase.

http://www.mediasupply.com/cd-r-media-taiyo-yuden.html

this is where I get them too.

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Re: tskb: which CD-R's to use?
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2007, 06:33:34 AM »
I use Taiyo Yuden exclusively. It's worth the extra few buck to me after seeing all the test results.

Ditto

same here.

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Re: tskb: which CD-R's to use?
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2007, 08:25:03 AM »
Don't use CDRs much any longer, but I always used ones Made in Japan as I seemed to have better success with them.  If memory serves, not all TYs (or any brand for that matter) were MiJ, so getting the right ones required finding the CD-code to determine where they were manufactured.  Since this was difficult to do for store-bought, I always bought from mediasupply.com and other online sources that published their codes.

Edit to add:  Also, IME the poor quality CDRs didn't manifest in bad burns.  I could burn darn near any CDR without problems (except for some Maxell's).  The real problems came when I tried to read them 1 week, 1 month, 1 year later.  Unreadable.  I quickly learned the ability to burn successfully didn't indicate whether or not I was using a quality CDR.  YMMV.
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Re: tskb: which CD-R's to use?
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2007, 09:14:59 AM »
Edit to add:  Also, IME the poor quality CDRs didn't manifest in bad burns.  I could burn darn near any CDR without problems (except for some Maxell's).  The real problems came when I tried to read them 1 week, 1 month, 1 year later.  Unreadable.  I quickly learned the ability to burn successfully didn't indicate whether or not I was using a quality CDR.  YMMV.

Concur.   I had no idea that I had a bad burner, because I wasn't verifying w/ Nero after I burnt, but I had a lot of problems w/ files I burnt missing chunks - as soon as I turned on Nero verification I found it, and realized I needed a new burner because nothing was passing verification.   This is extremely important for files where the data must match the meta file.

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Re: tskb: which CD-R's to use?
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2007, 09:26:40 AM »
I am on the TY team as well.  I get mine from:

http://www.american-digital.com/prodsite/category.asp?c=93
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