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Are these Taiyo Yuden? How would I know?!
Old 29th August 2007
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Are these Taiyo Yuden? How would I know?!

Just got a box of 'supposedly' Taiyo Yuden CD-Rs. I have only ever used Verbatim in the past that have a distinctive logo embossed on the face. These CD's have absolutely nothing on either side or on the tube to say the brand.

So my question is how do I know these are not cheap crap (except for running error checks after burning of course)?

BTW, the bottom is of the green/blue dye variety, the top silver, 80 PG7558 is written on the edge along with MD772CO120980 on the inner circle...
Old 29th August 2007
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Sounds like TY to me. The only indication I've ever had on mine are a cheap sticker on the spindle cover. TY make for good, low error master CD's but they dont hold up well if left in the car for extended periods of heat.
Old 29th August 2007
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I guess I just assume that they are then...
Old 29th August 2007
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If you have software such as Plextools you can find out the manufacturer in the disc info section. Maybe other software can do the same but I'm not sure.

Bob
Old 29th August 2007
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Good one Bob thanks
Old 30th August 2007
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Good one Bob thanks
No probs. Glad to be of some help (at last, lol).

Are they Taiyo Yudens?

Bob
Old 30th August 2007
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My TY discs don't say anything on them either. The center hole should be like a frosty/clear color with the number code printed on it.

Also, in my experience, TY discs 'feel' thicker than other discs. Maybe less flexible.

Danny
Old 30th August 2007
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Yes they are Taiyos'! It pays to be paranoid though right? heh
Old 30th August 2007
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.. It pays to be paranoid though right? heh
Certainly does!
And that's exactly why i still check each disc visually before putting it in the writer.
Even with Taiyo's (which i use exclusively), i've rejected discs with flaws numerous times that way.
Saves time waiting for a possible coaster to burn and error check reject afterwards.
Check the surface material and then the mirror layer by holding against diffuse light for pits. Finally and obviously, make sure there's no dust.

Peter
Old 30th August 2007
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Aside from TY being the most pirated brand, also be aware that TY sells lower quality product to retailers and instructs them not to sell it as genuine A grade TY. They are not to use the name when selling this B grade stock. But some do.

Like one of the above posters recommends, you're best off using plextools or eclipse to verify a good batch.
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