Tesco CD-R

  karmgord 21:27 17 Apr 2009
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Has anybody else found Tesco CD-R discs cause BSOD restarts,I have 3 computers all crash with these dics,i've now bought some Verbatim and all is fine

  phono 21:31 17 Apr 2009

I have used and still am, in fact, using Tesco CD-Rs and have not encountered any problems.

  lakeman 22:15 17 Apr 2009

i have had similar problems with cdr bought from asda and also similar problems with the ones in question

  AL47 22:19 17 Apr 2009

buy cheap stuff...

  Stuartli 00:19 18 Apr 2009

Tesco, Asda and other outlets merely re-badge products from specialist manufacturers (just as the top brands do).

Some info on disk media quality and who produces and who re-badges what:

click here

Personally, I always buy Taiyo Yuden media, whether under its own name or re-badged by top brand names - it has been the leading manufacturer for several decades of such products.

  rdave13 00:29 18 Apr 2009

Maxell, although a cheaper brand, hasn't let me down yet in CDs or DVDs. Oldest at beginning 2005 and still loads.

  BT 07:55 18 Apr 2009

is a useful bit of software for finding out the real manufacturer of rebranded DVD discs. It also gives the technical details such as Dye type etc.

  BT 07:56 18 Apr 2009

Forgot the link ..
click here

  Stuartli 14:52 18 Apr 2009

I've used Maxell blank audio tape and VHS tape for several decades - it has always been a quality brand name.

One of its most memorable television adverts was one that claimed it could record Ella Fitzgerald's voice on audio tape and this was played back to eventually "shatter" a wine glass.

No doubt poetic licence, but certainly helped sales...:-)

  AL47 18:52 18 Apr 2009

i only use verbatim discs, [even a specific code for DVD+R] those and taiyo yuden [as stuartli] uses are the 2 best brands

  guesswho2 19:34 20 Apr 2009

To Stuartli
"Personally, I always buy Taiyo Yuden media, whether under its own name or re-badged by top brand names - it has been the leading manufacturer for several decades of such products."
Would you be kind enough to advise how it is possible to recognise this brand if marketed under another brand name.

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