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Blank CD's- is a name brand worth it?

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I noticed significant price differentials between brand names of blank CD's. I wouldn't mind paying the difference if there is legitimately a noteworthy quality gap. But I don't want to be foolish and pay a bunch of extra money just for a name. If one actually is better than the others, which one is it, and why? Thanks.
post #2 of 10
My guess is there's no point especially since they probably make them in the same factory anyway... You should probably go for the cheapest ones but wait for another opinion just to make sure there aren't any differences.
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post #3 of 10
CD-Rs are all the same
post #4 of 10
no, i can't imagine CD being different, unless you want to spin one at 15000 rpm
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post #5 of 10
It may have just been my (at the time, cheap) cd burner, but I've had more problems with the rock bottom priced CD-Rs than with mid-level priced ones.
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post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mako0312 View Post
CD-Rs are all the same
Completely false.

If you want your burns to last more than a handful of years, buy cheap and in a handful of years you'll regret it. I won't even start on burning issues stemming from crap cheap media.
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post #7 of 10
its subjective to who you ask.

Some say Memorex are crap
some say off brands will corrupt...


I personally only use Memorex
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by von rottes View Post
its subjective to who you ask.

Some say Memorex are crap
some say off brands will corrupt...


I personally only use Memorex
Memorex are some of the most common, and least reliable at burning IME. They also will corrupt and die quickly.
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post #9 of 10
I used to make money burning cds for people, back in the day when not everyone had their own burner. Or at least where I am from. Ill say get ones with decent a brand. Their not expensive at all. I used to buy really cheap ones in bundles and sometimes you find half the pack unusable. And some dont work after some really light use even with care.
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post #10 of 10
Cheap horrible brand CDs are terrible, they'll fail burning a lot of the times and the data won't last long on them.
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