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Verbatim CD-R's are junk!! Beware.....

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Neil, Mar 3, 2005.

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  1. Neil

    Neil Guest


    For anyone who has burned CD's for Music, or Data, I've found VERBATIM
    CD'S are the worst. The average seek time is > 7 seconds for newly
    burned discs. I thought I had a problem with my CD-RW Drive, so I
    cleaned the optical laser with a cleaning CD, then lightly cleaned it
    out with compressed air. I tried other brands from TDK, Maxell,
    Imation, CD-R's and they all work fine.

    I also looked at the model of my player to make it was MULTI-READ
    COMPLIANT, and it is. It appears that the stamped out( bright silver
    surface type) CD's from the Software Companies work the best. The
    average seek time is less then a couple seconds. These VERBATIM CD-R's,
    the surface refectivity is very low, so the laser takes longer for it
    to read the CD. If there was a mechanical problem with my drive, it
    would of showed up on ALL the discs, not just Verbatim
    CD-R's but it doesn't. My friend had the same problem with a burned
    CD I gave him from the stack, and he has a Brand new SONY CD_RW/DVD
    Writer Drive on his system.

    Avoid them like the plague! I'm thinking of dumping these CD-R's and
    buying some others to replace them. You might have better luck with
    your machine,model,make etc, but I will never buy these again!!

    For those who are wondering which ones I'm referring to, on the side of
    the blue and white packaging, there is a reorder number# 95028

    I wrote Verbatim a Email,I notified them that there could be
    manufacturing flaw with the CD-R's I got at christmas.

    No Reply!!

  2. Guest

    Just wondering, what CD burner are you using? And how old is it? Some
    CD burners work better with some CD-R(W) brands than they do with
    really picky about which CDs it wanted to write to...

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