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Topic # 143234 7-Apr-2014 19:31
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What's a good brand of Blank CD that's cheap but somewhat reliable? I learnt my lesson the last time I bought some old transonic cd's

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  Reply # 1020184 7-Apr-2014 19:35
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I usually try for imation. Not seen them in retail for a while.




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  Reply # 1020185 7-Apr-2014 19:37
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People still use these?

The last time I brought any a couple of years ago was Princo brand from PB Tech.  Never had any issues with their CD's or DVD's.  




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  Reply # 1020186 7-Apr-2014 19:37
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Imation or Verbatim




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  Reply # 1020187 7-Apr-2014 19:38
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  Reply # 1020326 8-Apr-2014 00:48
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I forgot how to burn CD's and DVD's :(

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  Reply # 1020327 8-Apr-2014 00:53
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I avoid sony or mitsubishi. All the ones I had have peeled.

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  Reply # 1023114 10-Apr-2014 21:02
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I just get whatever is cheapest at PB that week. Worked well for me.




 


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  Reply # 1023125 10-Apr-2014 21:24
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You could try asking 2003

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  Reply # 1023127 10-Apr-2014 21:26
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I find it hard to think of a situation where I'd use a cd instead of a usb flash drive.

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  Reply # 1023225 11-Apr-2014 08:43
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Ragnor: I find it hard to think of a situation where I'd use a cd instead of a usb flash drive.

 

Sending stuff out to people .  CDs / DVDs  are way cheaper than  USB sticks..




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  Reply # 1023227 11-Apr-2014 08:50
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Burning music to play in car....  nothing wrong with the stereo in our car, so not going to rush out and buy a USB/BT one until this dies. :) Until then, I still use CDs :)






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  Reply # 1023238 11-Apr-2014 09:29
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Imation/Verbatim. There's no value in media that fails.

I've found software makes a difference. I was using ImgBurn for a while, but I was getting a lot of errors on verification. When I switched to Nero (free with my DVD drive) the errors went away.

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  Reply # 1023249 11-Apr-2014 10:00
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Ragnor: I find it hard to think of a situation where I'd use a cd instead of a usb flash drive.


Updating firmware when the updater is provided as an CDROM ISO image and the pc or mac doesn't support pc-bios booting (no syslinux support).
One common example is updating third party SSD firmware in a mac.

I've used SKC, Imation, Sony and other media and they all worked ok for me on a modern pc with a decent drive.
Sometimes I've been a bit cautious and used a slower speed which might help in some cases.




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  Reply # 1023331 11-Apr-2014 11:22
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I have a pack of 10x spindle of Transonics, they work fine afaik.  Seldom use my discs now thou.  Other than that I have 2x 25 disc DVD discs; and the rest from the past 2x (10 disc pack) TDK CDr and 1x (10 disc pack) Imation CDr. 

I seldom use USB stick now.  But on my 5yr machine it can be tricky to create a bootable USB stick.  More than not using WiFi, the odd large transfer Gigabit ethernet maybe 2x a year. 

Multiple HDDs for myself these days.  Don't have Blue Ray doubt I would get it.  Don't even have a DVD for our big TV.  It's Freeview and IPTV for oveseas channels.  Sky was getting too pricey ($80) for a non widescreen aspect ratio and SD and with its 5x only channels and the free channels (1, 2, 3, 4, Prime, Choice etc).   Sky News, Sports, National Geographic had to be paid for.  Which came to $105-150 or so per month if we wanted that depending on channels.


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  Reply # 1023359 11-Apr-2014 11:44
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Oh, one brand of optical (cant remember if they were DVD or CD) media to be cautious of, is DSE. Purchased multiple bundles and all failed (when i saw all, I mean I tried a couple from each pack).....  tried on multiple burners and software and each one failed miserably. Wife returned them for me, and got "oh thats impossible for that to happen" from the sales guy... she told him what I did for a living and he shut up and gave back our money.

I remember those Princo ones, they were good value :)





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