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Old Mar 17, 2003, 05:48 AM
SuperG SuperG is offline
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Hi all,

I am sure this question has been asked before, but which Factory of CDR makers is the best? I have some stuff stored,

that I would really like to keep for a long time. I am not one of those people who throw their CDs around. All of my

important CDR's are in cases or sleeves. But I have heard of certain manufacturers whose CDRs loose their chemical formula,

etc., and the CDR becomes partially/fully unreadable. Now, the one factory that I know is suppose to be very good is Taiyo

Yuden Company Limited. But after that, I am a little confused. A while back, I ran into a site dedicated to CD Media,

which is *********** and they actually did a CDR quality test, which is here


Now it looks as though this test is a little out of date, but Taiyo Yuden is considered good by them as well. But, the

confusion for me begins at Ritek. Basically, on this site, ALL of Ritek's CDRs were considered VERY BAD, and they all

failed the aging test. However, reading on some other places/forums, I have seen people say that Ritek along with Taiyo

Yuden are the BEST. This is very confusing to see one where it says WORST and the other say BEST. If anyone can clear this

up, I would appreciate it.

Also, if anyone could look thru the following list, and rate what they think of these Manufacturers, it would help me


1) Taiyo Yuden (I have heard VERY GOOD)
2) Kodak (I have heard VERY GOOD, but they have stopped producing)
3) Ricoh (I have heard VERY GOOD)
4) CMC Magnetics (I have heard BAD, OK, and GOOD)
5) TDK (I have heard OK - GOOD)
6) Mitsubishi (I have heard OK)
7) Ritek (I have heard VERY BAD and VERY GOOD)???
8) Fornet (I have heard VERY BAD)
9) Mitsui Toatsu Chemicals (I have heard VERY GOOD)
10) Princo (I have heard BAD)
11) FUJI Photo Film (I have heard OK)
12) Hitachi Maxell, Ltd. (I have heard OK)
13) Prodisc (I have heard BAD)
14) Multi Media Masters & Machinery SA (I have heard VERY BAD)
15) Seantram Technology (I have heard VERY BAD)
16) Gigastorage Corp. (I have heard VERY BAD)

I know this is a lot of companies, but I wanted to be very thorough. I have run accross EVERY single one of these companies

at one point or another. And I want to know what everyone thinks of them, so that I can transfer some important information

from one of these BAD manufacturers to a GOOD one. Thank You.

Old Mar 19, 2003, 08:08 PM
AlienZombie AlienZombie is offline
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I dont burn a lot, but I do stick w/ quality cdr's. I've been using Mitsui for awhile now, as they seemed to be regarded as one of the top 2 companies almost everywhere I looked (only Kodak was ranked higher). Taiyo Yuden are also considered to be really good, but not in the same echelon as Mitsui. Most Fuji Film cdr's are made by Taiyo Yuden actually and I think they are one of the best values in buying cdr's (you have to read the ATIP to get the true manufacturer of the cdr).
CMC Magnetics are all horrible, I dont know who would call them good.
TDK depends a lot on the exact model cdr...some TDK's are great, others arent. There are ways to differentiate them before buying though. Something with there being writing or some kind of band on the inner part of the cdr (are the good ones).
Ritek I have heard that they used to be horrible, but did a complete 180 and are very good nowadays. I still stay away from them personally just in case.

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