CD Burning Products Picks and Pans

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Elaine, Apr 30, 2002.

  1. Elaine

    Elaine Guest

    I've been remarkably lucky with my CD burning. No problems with Roxio, Nero (my fav), XP, MusicMatch, whatever software. No problems with TDK (my fav), Smart and Friendly, HP burners. Also, no problems with about 15 various brands of media (although my fav is Memorex)EXCEPT one. I have an astronomical coster rate with Imation. Is it me or is their hype bogus?
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    REally you have problems with memorex? thats odd, I love memorex and have never burned a coaster

    As for imation...some MAJORLY, I only use imation for cheap data back up, I never use them for music as the quality comes out horrible.
  3. Elaine

    Elaine Guest

    You asked what kind of burners I use. At home. I have a HP 6X external (8201) and an internal TDK 16X VeloCD. At work I use a Smart and Friendly (don't you just love that name?) Rocket 12X SCSI. For me, Imation bites.
  4. Narcissus

    Narcissus Guest

    I use nothing but Imation and have never had any trouble with them perfect for data and nothing wrong as audio cds!! quality wise they sound the same as the original cd!! ... maybe your CDRW dont like em!..

    As for Memorex, ive never ever had a succesfull burn with them!
  5. Black_Pride

    Black_Pride OSNN Addict

    I use a RICOH 9060 Internal 6x and I have never had a problem with MEMOREX.

    Imation SUX!!!
  6. koko

    koko Got Root?

    Columbia, S.C.
    i have used hundreds of memorex discs......never had a prob :)
  7. Broomop

    Broomop Guest

    same here.
  8. iowaboy

    iowaboy old person

    Iowa, USA
    PNY are the worse by far, memorex no problems as of yet
  9. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

    Red Sox Nation
    I use nothing but Imation. I had one bad batch that about 6 cd's in a row became coasters, but other than that, I have yet to have a problem. BTW, I only use the white inkjet printable ones.
  10. duder

    duder Guest

    16x lite on and memorex for me:)
  11. Outback2k1

    Outback2k1 OSNN Addict

    I have a 12x8x32 CD-RW by LG Electronics.
    It's actually a Sony clone, come to find out.

    I've tried quite a few brands, and the only one I've had a problem with is CompUSA's store brand. I bought a 25-CD Spindle of their colored CDs, and EasyCD kept spitting them out 5 minutes into a burn.

    My friend's household swears by Memorex CD-R's, and I just picked up a 30-CD Spindle two weeks ago. Havent used many, but I haven't had a bad burn yet.

    As for using cheap media for HD backups...why not get a set of CD-RWs?

    Oh, and for software, I swear by Nero. I started out with EasyCD, but I was sick of DirectCD's bullshit formatting.
  12. Carol

    Carol Guest


    I've used Imation...funky.....Memorex & Sony's, no bummer burns at all with my Teac 8x burner.....

    I've tried burning with the XP & Media Player features, waste of time, in my opinion, so I use Nero...sweet
  13. dijital

    dijital Guest

    personally, if you want quality cdrs and have a lil bit of extra money to spend, mitsui is the way to go.

    otherwise, i'll give my cdr business to TDK.
  14. Carol

    Carol Guest


    Ahhh...TDK, forgot about those : ) No problems with them, either