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How to know which CD-Rs last longest?

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by SyG, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. SyG

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    After hours of research on the net, I have found that in terms of CD longevity, there are three standards:

    Metal-Cyanine Blue Original CD-R Dye, Least stable

    Metal-Azo Very Deep Blue Increased stability over Cyanine dyes

    Phthalocyanine Very light Green Most stable, transparent and durable

    The problem that I'm having is finding a place online where I can tell which is which - all the companies seem interested in doing is putting the product up and the price, with no descriotion, surface colour or anything, expecting YOU to know which is which and what works best.

    Obviously I know to get the top brands as the lesser known are just the top ones' discsb at B grade or below, but what I'm really concerned with is the recordable surface/dye type, for sake of longevity. I'm wondering if anyone knows where I can find out what's good, lasts longest, what dye formation or colour the discs are etc.?

    Any pointers would be MUCH appreciated!
     
  2. Kenny Glasgow

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    I buy all my blanks from here :

    http://svp.co.uk/

    They tell you who manufactures the disc and what dye is used
     
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    Why not leave the house, and go into the shops themselves ? :confused:
     
  4. SyG

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    Kenny, thanks - I can figure out exactly what I need. A company that knows what it's doing!

    mjn, finding a place with a wide range where I live rather than a load of B or C quality discs is a mission, and when you go in any of these shops, everyone's stare burns into the back of your head until you buy something. Plus, I'd only go to look; it's so much cheaper online.
     

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