Optical Media Woes

cpghost cpghost at cordula.ws
Thu Jun 5 20:51:09 UTC 2014

On 05/27/14 01:36, kpneal at pobox.com wrote:
> On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 02:57:35PM -0700, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
>> I went back and burned a fresh new CD... also a good quality Verbatim,
>> like the one I was getting errors from... this time performing the burn
>> The moral of the story is obvious:  Even if one has the best quality
>> media and up-to-date burners, one should never have blind faith in any
> I'm pretty sure Verbatim is just a brand name. It doesn't tell you anything
> about the quality of the disks. Verbatim gets disks from whichever OEM
> they get the best price from.
> If you really care about the quality of the blank disks then you need to
> buy disks from the original maker of the disks. Last I heard the best disks
> were the ones that are made in Japan. I myself usually buy Taiyo Yuden
> blanks.

Basically, it's a matter of the fab that creates the disks.
In my experience (and I used a LOT of Verbatim disks and still
do), Verbatim disks made in Taiwan are excellent, those made in
India are junk. YMMV.


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