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Crotchy
2007-01-28, 02:18 AM
Would these media be ok for burning and for trading..I am not bothered about burning speed..I am new to the scene

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/100-Mirror-8x-4-7GB-DVD-R-100-DISCS_W0QQitemZ330080300428QQihZ014QQcategoryZ101229QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/100-TDK-80-Min-52x-CD-R-CDR-100-DISCS_W0QQitemZ330079845234QQihZ014QQcategoryZ101222QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

pawel
2007-01-28, 06:26 AM
There are a few threads about disc quality - make a search. Most people require quality media in a trade: Taiyo Yuden, Ritek, Verbatim, TDK (in such order). Regarding noname or less known brands, they use poor quality or throw-out production from mentioned manufacturers. Such discs usually have defects, and may oxidize very quickly hence you won't be able to read a disc after a few years.

I am not bothered about burning speed

You should! Even the quality of discs and burners improved a lot in recent years, it's better to burn audio discs in speed no higher than 8x (4 is recommended). Same with DVDs. Buy a few different brands and check which one burns best with your burner and software configuration - prog for PC (disc quality tab): http://www.cdspeed2000.com

The higher speed then bigger chance for errors. You will see that even quality disc from the same batch may burn differently, some better, some worst.

Check also media/burner forum: http://club.cdfreaks.com