View Full Version : CompuUSA cdr for 29.99 anygood?
05-29-2000, 01:48 AM
i just recently got a burner and now i need some cdrs. i know that this might be an old topic but i dont know anything about cdrs. are the ones at compusa any good to buy?
05-29-2000, 02:06 AM
they're okay cds but if you really want some good ones i think that tdk and verbatims are some of the better quality cdrs out there at the moment.
they suck soooooooooooooo bad. I think like 50% coaster/ sucess ratio
05-29-2000, 02:52 AM
okay, first of all ya'll... you should use these cdr's. When they had this 100 pack for $30 deal a while back, i bought 3 of them. Now I only have one of those packs left, and i bought 5 more today. They are fine cdr's. I burn at 8x w/every type of cd that I burn (psx, vcd, pc, saturn) and they all work fine. I do not get coasters w/em like those other people said. i would strongly recommend that you get as many as you can. $.30/cd is a VERY good price, and these cd's are fine. I would have bought more if I had the funds, but I didn't. Get them if you can.
05-29-2000, 03:02 AM
Same here.. I've used over 300 of the Compusa ones, and I think I've had a total of about 5 to 7 coasters.. and most of those were my fault I can only remember twice where I was like (WTF,bad cd?).
05-29-2000, 03:16 AM
I know a few people that have bought them and had several of them fail. One was using a Plextor top of the line burner, and it had no problems with other manuf. CompUSA were jerks about it when he wanted a refund and said it was probably something he did wrong. Considering he is a recording engineer I highly doubt that...
I usually buy spindles from http://www.cdlmedia.com/item.htm haven't had a problem with them.
Other places: http://www.cdroutlet.com http://www.ioproducts.com/ioprod/cdrmedia.html (they have cool business card media)
Good deal I've seen but haven't used are: http://www.estorediscounts.com/computers.html
50 for $20.99 80 min 8x
Also if you are new to CDR/CDRW it may be good to read this faq: http://www.fadden.com/cdrfaq/
Also if want to check the ratings on the media you are buying check out the CD Recordable Media List at: http://www.cdmediaworld.com/
05-29-2000, 05:04 AM
Stay away from these CDRs.
05-29-2000, 05:07 AM
Any CDR is okay. Most have lifetime warranty in terms of the quality of the CD. So if you burn a CD and the CD doesn't work because of quality issues, then you can usually send the CDs back and get a refund. Of course you want to collect all your bad CDs and then tell them about it
Buffer Underruns are your own fault.
What the issue is the dye life (5-10 or so for green, 100 or so for Gold and blues, depending on how you care) and usage durability (durability to scratches, flexibility, etc.).
What i've found to be the best disks are usually gold (though more expensive)
Good disks are KAO (japanese brand) and Kodak golds. Only problem is that they're like up to 2 USD/CD. Buy good disks for what you want to keep and cheap disks for trash stuff (like CDR music)
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05-29-2000, 10:12 AM
Comp USA CDR's are fine...
No bad ones out of the 200 I bought.
05-29-2000, 11:44 AM
I got 100 of them yesterday, a friend and myself split them. I have not seen any problems with them so far. Just take into consideration they are not top of the line cd's. For the average person who burns cd's, music, data, psx, they should be fine. Then again I am not even 1/5 the way through the bundle so we shall see.
05-29-2000, 06:28 PM
I tried CompUSA CDR's over a year ago. My problem with them was that there is no protective layer over the reflective coating, so they were very easily damaged (i.e. drop a set of keys on the disk would scrape of some material making the disk virtually un-useable). I have not bought them since, so they could have improved.
05-29-2000, 07:03 PM
I've used like a 100 of the compusa cdrs and i've only had like 3-4 bad burns. the cds work great and i've never had any trouble with them
05-29-2000, 07:20 PM
I agree with The Rock as to the scratch. I used to buy these things all the time up till about two months ago and then i realized like 15 or 20% of the cds I burned were not playable because the tops had been scratch just from me putting them in and pulling them out of cases. So, in my opinion these cds would be good for archiving but not for stuff you are going to use often. Also, only about 10% or less of the cds (i bought over 500) ever had burn errors and most of em were my fault. I just brought in all the bad cds (including the ones that were my fault) and they gave me new ones right away.
05-29-2000, 09:27 PM
If your burning PSX, they're pretty good depending on your psx--that is if it is chipped or enhanced. If it is enhanced, I'd prefer verbatims or sony( ironic eh? ) since they reflect better, since for the enhanced it does not recalibrate the laser so that you get a terrible read with bad cds. If it is going to be read by a comp, then it really doesn't matter since they read practically anything( I had a seriously scratched cd and it read it find ).
some comp usa cd works great at 8x.... some sucks ...coaster galore.... i can't remember which is which but i know how they look like
for the price, there're fine. went through about 100 with only 3 bad ones.
So my "errors reported by output device" problem is not an error because of the cd-r itself? I get that error way too often on Adaptec CD 4.
05-30-2000, 10:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by chosenfool:
I HAVE tried REALLY bad CDRs, those that wont burn at any speed, and constantly have errors within seconds of trying to burn em. Pacific Digital comes to mind.
ooooooooh. i HATE pacific digital. i bought a 50 pack and my creative rw won't touch them. my friend's hewlett packard won't touch them. i think i've literally got about 5 cds out of the 40 i've gone through.
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