I have been living off of two 50-disc spools of TDK 32Xs for about six months now, and I ran out last week.
I ordered a 100-disc spool of 40X Philips CDRs from staples.com. Got them today-the first three that I burned (two at 32X, one at 40X) were instant coasters-only one could be read-by my LiteOn CDRW!
I took the spool to my BM staples and they exchanged it for a Memorex 40X spool. Having tried to burn two discs (in the past 20 mins) at 32X-and both of those don't work in my CDRoms!! The CDs are a Sony 52X and a Samsung 48X.
So, is it just my dumb luck, or has CDR quality shot down the pooper in recent months?