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Re: CDRs for PS1 Backups.

by Ziggy587 Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:57 pm

I've used Memorex many times in the past. The thing about them is that they're unreliable, and they definitely don't last as long. You might not have a problem with them, but someone with one specific burner and type of console might not be able to use them. Also, the burns definitely don't last as long as other brands. So it could work fine today, but a few years down the road a burn might start giving you problems, or fail to work at all.
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Re: CDRs for PS1 Backups.

by Exhuminator Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:09 pm

Memorex and other cheaper brands of inferior CD-R media have a less reflective burn quality than Taiyo Yuden. So while Memorex CD-Rs may work in your PS1, it is causing the PS1's laser to use more power to read the disc than it would with a more reflective CD-R. What this means is that eventually the laser's diode is going to wear out much faster than it normally would, rendering the laser inoperable. A sad fate that could have been avoided if one had been willing to spend just $10 more on a higher quality batch of CD-R media like Taiyo Yuden. (I'm not even going to get into dye stability longevity right now.) Listen, Taiyo Yuden invented the CD-R, along with Philips and Sony, on June 13th, 1988. The company knows what it's doing.
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Re: CDRs for PS1 Backups.

by BootyHunter57 Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:44 am

Exhuminator wrote:Memorex and other cheaper brands of inferior CD-R media have a less reflective burn quality than Taiyo Yuden. So while Memorex CD-Rs may work in your PS1, it is causing the PS1's laser to use more power to read the disc than it would with a more reflective CD-R. What this means is that eventually the laser's diode is going to wear out much faster than it normally would, rendering the laser inoperable. A sad fate that could have been avoided if one had been willing to spend just $10 more on a higher quality batch of CD-R media like Taiyo Yuden. (I'm not even going to get into dye stability longevity right now.) Listen, Taiyo Yuden invented the CD-R, along with Philips and Sony, on June 13th, 1988. The company knows what it's doing.

True. I just had the memorex laying around. Next time I'll get the Taiyo
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