View Full Version : 40X CDR media?
05-14-2002, 10:37 PM
Where can I find media that is certified at this speed? I can only find 24x and 32x. I just got the Teac 40x/12x/48x CDRW drive and want some 40x media to go with it.
Who makes 40x media? Even companies that make 40x drives (sony, imation) don't sell media that supports their drives. This makes no sense to me. can someone point me to a reliable place to buy 40x CDR media (high quality please) in at least 50 packs?
05-14-2002, 10:43 PM
Here is one of the links i found by doing a simple search for '40x cdr media':
Good luck... Im not too jealous of the 40x burniner.. :)
05-14-2002, 11:12 PM
heh yeah...media is scarce for this drive anyway ;-)
05-14-2002, 11:20 PM
also...are 80minute CDRs worth it? or should I stick with 74minute?
05-14-2002, 11:57 PM
yeah, but the 80Minute 40x are more pricey
05-15-2002, 03:22 AM
I'm pretty sure that you can burn the 32x media @ 40x....I mean...I've heard of people getting constant good burns @32x with 16x media.
05-15-2002, 04:02 AM
I am happy with my 32X Imation but my burner only does 12X!
05-15-2002, 06:59 AM
Just get some 32X media. Unless that drive is REALLY good, you might not notice a differenct between 32x and 40x.
05-15-2002, 08:25 AM
The smaller the CD capacity, the more stable it will be. Unless you actually NEED the extra capacity, use the lowest capacity CDs you can get.
I have a bunch of 650MB CDs that I burn at 40x... they are rated at 4x.
05-15-2002, 09:16 AM
Rating the blank media is just a marketing ploy anyway.
05-15-2002, 01:06 PM
I saw a 48x burner at best buy yesterday. Thats heinously fast. Whats next, burners that just blast the image to the cd, like industrial cd stampers?
Originally posted by Cantacuzene
I saw a 48x burner at best buy yesterday. Thats heinously fast. Whats next, burners that just blast the image to the cd, like industrial cd stampers? :drool:
05-15-2002, 08:47 PM
Oh... I went to Fry's today and there is some 40x media there. It is from GQ. For those that don't know, that stands for Great Quality. That seems to be a generic brand for Fry's. I got some of their blank cds back in the day when burners first came out. I only got it because is when cdr media was really expensive (dollars per disk, even for that generic stuff). They seemed to work ok.
05-15-2002, 10:37 PM
no frys here in Florida ;-}
what's some good quality media? Sony, verbatim, TDK, Memores, maxell?
05-15-2002, 10:43 PM
I've had no problems with TDK And Imation....
05-15-2002, 10:50 PM
I have to say TDK and Imation also!
05-15-2002, 11:40 PM
cool i'll check around for those.
05-16-2002, 06:50 AM
Get one of each brand and see wich ones work best for you drive. A lot of times the drive will have it's preference.
05-16-2002, 12:06 PM
I too have a 40x cd burner and currently I'm burning 32x on 12x certified 80 min media that I got at Circuit City. I've done couple CDs and so far so good.
05-24-2002, 09:08 AM
Did you see the deal for 40X Cdrs at staples?
Philips 40x 80min 100 pack at $7.94 after rebate. Item 486568
05-24-2002, 08:53 PM
well, i just went out and got some TDK media.
As far as media I ONLY buy Taiyo Yuden manufactured media. TDK disks can be found made by this company if you look near the UPC and see made in Japan. Maden in taiwan is CMC, Ritek or other companies hat aren't as high quality as Taiyo. TY media has a better lifetime and usually burns higher than rated spec. the 100pak of TDK at Comp USA usually is made in japan by Taiyo Yuden. Look for the made in japan and the cloudy off white ring around the center circle.
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