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Topic # 93922 1-Dec-2011 15:04
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I've bought some cheap ones before but 1/3 or more didn't burn well so they weren't actually that cheap after all :P

Everyone from the Warehouse to New World stocks blank discs but I never remember to compare prices when I'm in there. Where do you buy yours from?




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  Reply # 552293 1-Dec-2011 15:19
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  Reply # 552295 1-Dec-2011 15:23
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I don't buy cheap disc as I want the data on them to last!

The dyes in the cheap disc tend to start to degrade after only a year (or less if not kept under ideal storage conditions)

Last lot I bought were Verbatum's and I got them online from Ascent.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 552299 1-Dec-2011 15:26
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keewee01: I don't buy cheap disc as I want the data on them to last!

The dyes in the cheap disc tend to start to degrade after only a year (or less if not kept under ideal storage conditions)

Last lot I bought were Verbatum's and I got them online from Ascent.


I dont hold to that theory about the dye... Ive got some cheap DVDs that were burnt back in 2000/2001 and theyre still working fine :)





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  Reply # 552321 1-Dec-2011 16:39
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Who said anything about theories. Have seen it, so is fact.

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  Reply # 552328 1-Dec-2011 16:46
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So explain mine then ;) Some brands are worse than others, but not just becuase theyre "cheap".




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  Reply # 552346 1-Dec-2011 17:19
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Taiyo Yuden FTW. They can be sold under many different brands.

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  Reply # 552356 1-Dec-2011 17:54
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I have found the sony and mitsubishi disks have laminated and the top surface flaking off after about 10 years. Imation and tdk seem to have performed better. I have found imation to be the best lower priced disk. I do have some archival disks which cost about $10 each in the 90's, which are over ten years old are still fine. These days however I backup on harddrives due to data being so cheap.

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  Reply # 552370 1-Dec-2011 18:45
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xpd: So explain mine then ;) Some brands are worse than others, but not just becuase theyre "cheap".


True - there is cheap ($) and cheap (nasty). But your early comment was that it was a theory - are you now suggesting it is more than a theory? ;)

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  Reply # 552401 1-Dec-2011 20:36
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Verbatim DVD+R's - never had a coaster. $27.60 for a 50 pack spindle from PB tech.

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  Reply # 552406 1-Dec-2011 20:55
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keewee01:
xpd: So explain mine then ;) Some brands are worse than others, but not just becuase theyre "cheap".


True - there is cheap ($) and cheap (nasty). But your early comment was that it was a theory - are you now suggesting it is more than a theory? ;)


No but your post implied all cheap discs were rubbish. :)






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xpd:
keewee01:
xpd: So explain mine then ;) Some brands are worse than others, but not just becuase theyre "cheap".


True - there is cheap ($) and cheap (nasty). But your early comment was that it was a theory - are you now suggesting it is more than a theory? ;)


No but your post implied all cheap discs were rubbish. :)




True... my bad. I should have been explicit that cheap quality = bad. (Sometimes cheap cost does = cheap quality, but not always)

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  Reply # 552500 2-Dec-2011 08:40
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Zippity: http://www.thediscshop.co.nz/shop/index


+1 for the Diskshop.

Don't buy cheap if you want to keep them more than a few months. Go for something like Verbatim or better still Taiyo Yuden but they will cost..




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Last time I tried to buy printable CDs HN didn't sell them, and won't again, Noels didn't sell them, got some from Dick Smith, home brand (?!). Getting tricky to find. That discshop link looks good, thanks.

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  Reply # 552542 2-Dec-2011 11:03
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I find Verbatim and Imation reliable. For important disks I use taiyo yuden disks, reputed to be the best in the world. They're a bit hard to get in NZ, but not impossible.




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