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R.I.P., The thread for dead CD-Rs
What brand of CD-R's have burnt fine but died after time without any physical damage (scratches etc.) or extreme exposure to sunlight, heat etc. ?
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westgroveg
post Jan 18 2004, 08:32
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CD-RW.org the best known place for discussing CD-R media brands has had very few users in the CD-R(W) media forum lately so I thought it would be a good idea to start a new, more accurate thread for dead CD-R media at HA whether it's a success will depend on the users.

If you have more than one brand feel free to post them all.

Use CDR Identifier or Nero Info Tool to identify the real CD-R manufacturer also specify the CD-R manufacturer on the case, box or spindle, drive used to burn, speed, color of the CD-R & burn date would also be useful

CD-R quality can be measured using,For those who want to know what are generally reliable brands to use here is my short summary which is based on the results found here, personal experience & these forums,Highest quality brands (*)Medium quality brands
  • Ricoh
  • RiTEK
  • SKC
  • TDK
  • Fornet
  • Prodisc
  • Mitsui Toatsu Chemicals
  • Moser Baer India
  • Multi Media Masters & Machinery
  • MPO
  • Kodak (!)
Low quality brands
  • Sony
  • Princo
  • Gigastorage
  • Plasmon
  • CMC Magnetics
  • AMS Technologies
  • Lead Data Inc
  • NAN-YA Electronics
(*) Gold will help prevent deterioration, look for gold CD-R's

(!) Tops are reported to peel with time

This list may change depending on future findings


DVD-R Armour is a solution for those who find DVD media too delicate (scratches easily), newer DVD-R Armour discs also provide extra UV protection.

The OSTA.org (Optical Storage Technology Association) site has some very useful information & can answer many of your CD-R questions.

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GoaTrancer
post Jul 29 2004, 16:50
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One cheaper class Maxell died on me a few days after burning. I still dont get how this could happen? There wasnt a single scratch on the cd.
And I wrote the disk at a safe speed of 8x, wierd.
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- westgroveg   R.I.P.   Jan 18 2004, 08:32
- - ViPER1313   I have ~2 year old Memorex (CMC) discs that have u...   Jan 18 2004, 08:39
- - AtaqueEG   I once did a --rather limited-- experiment, just f...   Jan 18 2004, 09:53
- - JeanLuc   /me is uploading some Plextools Pro scans now ...   Jan 18 2004, 10:00
- - JeanLuc   El-Cheapo deep-blue AZO CD-R disc (650 MB), dated ...   Jan 18 2004, 10:15
- - JeanLuc   Hehe ... Lead Data - AZO 97m26s50f - burned 10.1...   Jan 18 2004, 10:40
- - Gabriel   Fujfilm, but those ones were quite old (about 7 ye...   Jan 18 2004, 10:58
- - Sebastian Mares   QUOTE (Gabriel @ Jan 18 2004, 10:58 AM)Fujfil...   Jan 18 2004, 11:08
- - mai9   I won't buy Princo ever again, they are all dy...   Jan 18 2004, 12:24
- - stipe   GIGA-master. Burnt five of them. Not one of them w...   Jan 18 2004, 12:52
- - AndyMutz   years ago i burned a lot of PLATINUM CD-Rs. today ...   Jan 18 2004, 14:40
- - ssjkakaroto   i have some CD's that are so crappy that they ...   Jan 18 2004, 14:56
- - kotrtim   nan-ya the caoting peeled off   Jan 18 2004, 15:46
- - vinu   I've been using CD-R's for about five year...   Jan 18 2004, 16:12
- - odious malefactor   QUOTE (Sebastian Mares @ Jan 18 2004, 02:08 A...   Jan 18 2004, 19:28
- - Sebastian Mares   QUOTE (odious malefactor @ Jan 18 2004, 07:28...   Jan 18 2004, 20:08
- - M   FujiFilm discs labeled MADE IN JAPAN are manufactu...   Jan 18 2004, 20:36
- - JeanLuc   I've lost tons of early Ritek and CMC discs (l...   Jan 18 2004, 21:15
- - outscape   QUOTE (Sebastian Mares @ Jan 18 2004, 05:08 A...   Jan 18 2004, 22:02
- - harashin   IIRC, Fujifilm had made their own CD-Rs. (cyanine,...   Jan 18 2004, 22:12
- - outscape   QUOTE (harashin @ Jan 18 2004, 04:12 PM)IIRC,...   Jan 19 2004, 06:51
- - Gabriel   My dead Fujifilm cds are dark green made by Matsus...   Jan 19 2004, 08:55
- - 6545608403   9 Dead CMCs [sold as Memorex].   Jan 19 2004, 10:07
- - sven_Bent   1 dead pioner CD..it got fluid inside..wierd QUO...   Jan 19 2004, 10:14
- - ZYron   Hi, I lost some cheap Memorx and Prostore (Multi...   Jan 20 2004, 16:52
- - Artemis3   I have lots of "Benq", their Atip shows:...   Jan 20 2004, 18:07
- - Pio2001   I've just bought a Lite-On drive for CD scanni...   Jan 20 2004, 22:48
- - JeanLuc   QUOTE (Pio2001 @ Jan 20 2004, 09:48 PM)I...   Jan 22 2004, 18:04
- - ViPER1313   This CD is a Memorex burned around 1.5 - 2 years a...   Jan 22 2004, 19:03
- - Xenion   tevion (from a weell known discount shop here) i...   Jan 23 2004, 01:01
- - Oge_user   2 Verbatim CD-RW Blue, bought in Jan 2001. Can...   Jan 23 2004, 12:49
- - Daffy   Pio2001, I would hate to breathe the air wherever ...   Jan 23 2004, 13:03
- - Pio2001   QUOTE (Daffy @ Jan 23 2004, 01:03 PM)Could it...   Jan 23 2004, 23:08
- - dreamliner77   A little off topic. I live in New England, and as...   Jan 23 2004, 23:29
- - JeanLuc   QUOTE (Pio2001 @ Jan 23 2004, 10:08 PM)I suff...   Jan 24 2004, 00:35
- - Pio2001   But in this case, how do you explain the Ricoh sca...   Jan 24 2004, 03:48
- - JeanLuc   QUOTE (Pio2001 @ Jan 24 2004, 02:48 AM)But in...   Jan 24 2004, 11:03
- - Pio2001   Good post, Jean-Luc !   Jan 24 2004, 21:06
- - mat128   Media Manf. : Multi Media Masters & Marhinary ...   Jan 26 2004, 04:16
- - JeanLuc   Guys, I'm down ... I recently (maybe 6-9 month...   Jan 28 2004, 21:04
- - de Mon   Can anybody test Verbatim Pastel made by Taiyo Yud...   Jan 28 2004, 22:41
- - de Mon   By the way. Can anybody explain me who paints CD-R...   Jan 28 2004, 22:44
- - budgie   Since 1999 only two Platinum (I have just a few of...   Jan 29 2004, 10:37
- - Pat-54   QUOTE (budgie @ Jan 29 2004, 01:37 AM)As I ha...   Feb 21 2004, 19:16
- - music_man_mpc   QUOTE (Pat-54 @ Feb 21 2004, 10:16 AM)I ...   Feb 21 2004, 21:51
- - grbmusic   I have 400 CD-Rs and only died 3 since 1995, the 3...   Feb 21 2004, 22:47
- - Pat-54   QUOTE (music_man_mpc @ Feb 21 2004, 12:51 PM)...   Feb 22 2004, 00:05
- - Dr. TaaDow   hmm... what all programs can u use to test cdr...   Feb 24 2004, 14:35
- - germanjulian   jeanLuc I think you have a dodgy cdr writter. I w...   Feb 24 2004, 17:47
- - Dimension   The only CD-R's I've ever had die were in ...   Mar 7 2004, 11:34
- - Teej a.k.a T-Dj   Alright, I've read the topic, but still a bit ...   Mar 9 2004, 02:39
- - eagleray   I am not sure what to make of this. CMC Magnetics...   Mar 9 2004, 02:56
- - odious malefactor   QUOTE (Teej a.k.a T-Dj @ Mar 8 2004, 05:...   Mar 9 2004, 17:47
- - Teej a.k.a T-Dj   QUOTE (odious malefactor @ Mar 9 2004, 08:47 ...   Mar 14 2004, 19:32
- - odious malefactor   QUOTE Great, thanks! Now to find a store that ...   Mar 14 2004, 21:21
- - Teej a.k.a T-Dj   QUOTE (odious malefactor @ Mar 14 2004, 12:21...   Mar 15 2004, 00:55
- - chis   Anyone else ever buy some "That's Write...   Apr 2 2004, 17:33
- - Cutter   Green Memorexes.   Apr 5 2004, 18:58
- - dreamliner77   ^^ Let Me guess... CMC's?   Apr 5 2004, 19:27
- - Teej a.k.a T-Dj   Just thought I'd add that I checked the Maxell...   Apr 11 2004, 16:57
- - shafff   phillips (i payed for it $1.40*5.3)   Apr 11 2004, 17:21
- - JeanLuc   QUOTE (Teej a.k.a T-Dj @ Apr 11 2004, 03...   Apr 11 2004, 19:40
- - dreamliner77   just picked up some Memorex's from compusa tha...   Apr 11 2004, 21:50
- - Teej a.k.a T-Dj   QUOTE (JeanLuc @ Apr 11 2004, 10:40 AM)QUOTE ...   Apr 12 2004, 03:04
- - classj   A box of Lead Data (cyanine) discs sold as Memorex...   Apr 19 2004, 10:38
- - user   Do we have already a thread for bad DVD+/-R (RW) ...   Apr 20 2004, 13:25
- - westgroveg   QUOTE (user @ Apr 21 2004, 12:25 AM)Do we hav...   Jun 27 2004, 04:12
- - DreamTactix291   I guess I've just been fortunate. Most of my ...   Jun 27 2004, 04:31
- - user   I solved the riddle easily, why my first Platinum ...   Jun 27 2004, 11:39
- - CiTay   QUOTE (user @ Jun 27 2004, 11:39 AM)Those pic...   Jun 27 2004, 13:13
- - Bslazh   Hi! I have KProbe tested 15 cd-r's burned...   Jun 27 2004, 21:15
- - westgroveg   QUOTE The conclusion about KProbe is that it's...   Jun 29 2004, 03:07
- - CiTay   QUOTE (westgroveg @ Jun 29 2004, 03:07 AM)Can...   Jun 29 2004, 14:30
- - PrinceTone   Anybody try MMobile Fidelity Sound Lab's new U...   Jun 30 2004, 16:21
- - westgroveg   I have some interesting results of CD-R's dati...   Jul 6 2004, 02:28
- - westgroveg   These are the oldest in my collection of CD-R...   Jul 6 2004, 04:29
- - Pio2001   I've always got much better (though not prerfe...   Jul 6 2004, 11:33
- - user   yes, if they really use Gold particles/surface for...   Jul 6 2004, 17:17
- - be020261   Mitsumi. I've burn on many media, but these m...   Jul 6 2004, 18:30
- - JeanLuc   QUOTE (Pio2001 @ Jul 6 2004, 10:33 AM)I'v...   Jul 6 2004, 18:52
- - Pio2001   From http://www.roxio.com/en/support/discs/cdrmfg....   Jul 6 2004, 21:28
- - JeanLuc   I was just asking, because silver sulfide (Ag2S) w...   Jul 23 2004, 05:31
- - kotrtim   ITS TIME TO UPDATE THE LIST checking back cd-rs bu...   Jul 26 2004, 14:54
- - GoaTrancer   One cheaper class Maxell died on me a few days aft...   Jul 29 2004, 16:50
- - sergelac   Sony should be in Highest quality brands not Low q...   Sep 24 2004, 04:32
- - Ashed   What about black CD-R's? Are they better than ...   Sep 24 2004, 04:41
|- - Pio2001   QUOTE (Ashed @ Sep 24 2004, 05:41 AM)What abo...   Sep 24 2004, 11:27
- - dreamliner77   QUOTE (sergelac @ Sep 23 2004, 11:32 PM)Sony ...   Sep 24 2004, 06:32
- - kotrtim   QUOTE (sergelac @ Sep 23 2004, 07:32 PM)Sony ...   Sep 24 2004, 08:02
- - Pio2001   It depends if they are Datalife Plus Super Azo or ...   Sep 24 2004, 11:24
- - sergelac   What about panasonic and verbatim dvd-ram are they...   Sep 26 2004, 20:26
|- - weaker   Hi, after I occasionally found this thread, I deci...   Sep 28 2004, 17:09
|- - JeanLuc   QUOTE (weaker @ Sep 28 2004, 04:09 PM)Those A...   Oct 12 2004, 16:47
- - GeSomeone   Another (near) dead CD-R, it contained an Audio-CD...   Oct 5 2004, 21:38
- - cerberus   Ty are the best for me and play in "any...   Oct 7 2004, 15:04
- - Halcyon   If you have failed discs that have also changed lo...   Oct 8 2004, 10:17
- - Halcyon   On a more positive note: I just scanned a batch o...   Oct 14 2004, 18:03
|- - westgroveg   QUOTE (Halcyon @ Oct 15 2004, 05:03 AM)On a m...   Oct 14 2004, 22:52
- - alfa156   never again princo   Mar 10 2005, 18:36
- - Jojo   QUOTE (alfa156 @ Mar 10 2005, 09:36 AM)never ...   Mar 10 2005, 19:31
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