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Which blank cd-r media? - Moved

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by tspencerj, Jul 26, 2004.

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    I think my cd writer 'drive not ready/empty' glitch is because my cd writer doesn't like my philips discs, although i read a good review on them which said that they played on most players. Other cd-r discs play fine on my cd writer. Can anyone recommend a good brand of cd-r disc and relay to me some of their burning experiences. Thanks.
     
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    Hi Mate,

    What copying software are you using at the moment and what is your Burner?

    I have used Hundreds of Verbatim CDR's and have never had a problem with them. I use NERO 6 to copying my music onto a CDR.

    You can download a trail version from www.nero.com might be worth looking at.

    Also have you tried burning at a slower speed and also making sure you close the session on the disc not keeping it open??

    Dal
     
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    Thanks very much for that. I have Adaptec Easy CD4 and Direct CD, all which came with the Freecom writer. Also, just bought an OEM suite 1 of Nero from E-bay. Both work ok with some Imation discs that I have, but intermitently with my Philips discs. I tried to buy some Freecom discs, as recommended by them, but can't find them anywhere.
     
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    I think you can but Freecom media from Argos - well they used to sell you drives.

    Check www.svp.co.uk they have a great selection of media and have the verbatim ones i was telling you about.

    I would use NERO over adaptec easy cd any day of the week.

    Imation i have never been a fan of for music, there fine for data.

    TDK also do good CDR's

    I would give the Phillips discs a miss, if your drive doesnt like them they put it down to being a fussy drive.

    I just hope you didnt buy a job lot of the Phillips discs otherwise this could be quite an expensive test for you.
     
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    cheers for that great advice. i'm very new to cd-burning and i didn't realise how much there was to know.
     
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    No Worries Fella, we have all been there. Once you have a found a reliable brand of disc stick with it.

    Always takes a while to get whats best for you and your burner. Not eveyone is the same. Its the same for DVD-R media and DVD Burners

    Post back and let us know how u get on!!

    Dal
     

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