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TDK CD-R 52X 80MIN disc failure rate

I bought a 100 stack of these discs and there seems to be an almost 50% failure rate. In all my years of burning I've never had this happen


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Re: TDK CD-R 52X 80MIN disc failure rate

Under the category of simple items to check what speed are the CD's rated?

You may also be able to improve the error rate by setting the hardware to record slower. This is often a good idea when considering using CD's on a different machine in the future.

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(CRX230ED) CD-RW Burner will it burn dvds?

Read/Write Speed CD-R Write:

4X, 8X, 12X, 16X CLV
24X ~ 40X P-CAV
52X CAV (turbo mode) max.

CD-RW Write:

4X, 8X, 10X, 12X CLV
16X ~ 24X CAV max.

CD Read:

52X max.

Buffer Memory

2 MB

Random Access Time

100 ms.



Sustained Transfer Rate (CD-R/RW Discs)

600 kB/s (4X CD-R/RW read/write)
1,200 kB/s (8X CD-R/RW read/write)
1,800 kB/s (12X CD-R/RW read/write)
7,800 kB/s (52X CD-R/RW read/write)

Media and Modes Supported

CD-ROM (Mode 1 & Mode 2),
CD-ROM XA (form 1 & form 2),
CD Audio,
Video CD,
CD Extra,
Packet Writing

Burst Transfer Rate

PIO Mode 4: 16.7 MB/s,
Ultra DMA Mode 2: 33.3 MB/s.

no you will need dvd rw to burn dvd's
hope it helps

Dec 03, 2011 | Sony (CRX230ED) CD-RW Burner

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Computer will scan the music its going to burn but when it is done scanning it puts up message "could not complete please make sure disc is clean or use a new disc or to set the burn speed to...

I don't know if this is the case or not, but most burners will fail if you try to use an off name type of disk.
I have had a burner in my computers for several years now, and here is what I have found.
TDK, Maxell, and Dynex brand disks work almost every time.
Sony disks work most of the time, but only at lower to medium speeds.
Memorex disks are a crapshoot, you could have a stack of 50, and maybe 3 or 4 will fail, and then again, maybe 15-20 will fail.
GQ brand works great at slower speeds, but fail alot at high speeds.

Also, you may want to invent in a lens cleaner disk, as it might be that three is dust and dirt inside your burner, and that is what is causing your burner to fail out no you.

I hope this helps you out, and good luck to you.

Jun 01, 2011 | Acer (91.42R37.001) CD-RW/DVD-ROM (Combo)...

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I have a Tdk burner worked fine until my husband had his buddy install some other burning software now my burner doesn't read there's a cd in it and it keeps opening up...still looking for original tdk...

Installing different burning software should not really affect reading capabilities of the burner. Nevertheless, it is not recommended to have two burning software packages on the same computer.

You can try uninstalling the new software that was installed on your computer, the reboot the system and check if that worked. If Windows does not open the disc automatically, you can go to My Computer and access the disc by double clicking on the TDK drive.

If you continue to have the same problems, please make sure the DVD burner is connected properly to the computer.

Aug 21, 2010 | TDK (aid+420blkb) Burner

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Won't recongise DVD+R dual layer 8.5Gb TDK DVDs.

Most of the drives are not capable of recognising specific color medias (specifically purple), try using perl, silver media for dual layer disc

Jul 17, 2010 | ASUS DRW-2014L1 DVD±R Dual Layer Burner

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Burned DVD video couldn't play

are the videos you are rying to burn store bought

Mar 25, 2009 | Ricoh MP5240A (RICOHMP5240A) DVD+RW Burner

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Error message can't record on disc

I would try to burn at a lower speed. If this doesn't work. Try to burn the cd but don't finalize it. If this goes through fine then try to finalize the cd.


Mar 17, 2009 | CD & DVD Burners

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I beleive that you may need to reinstall the drive and update the drivers,
if youve got XP OS then you will need SP2 updates also.
the blank dvds are x16 speed and blank cdr are x52 speed.
the format you are going to write in determines the disk you need the use,DVD blanks are 4,7GB and CDR and 700MB

Check your help section to better understand Neros functionality and the many formats it is capable of....

Once you figure it out then make a HOW TO DO STUFF FILE
Store the documents here for future reference.....

Hope this helps,please rate me thanks

Jul 24, 2008 | CD & DVD Burners

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Problem reading blank disk

go to your burning software and look up disc info if it blank you will not be able to read it but it will show disc size space etc let me know how you get on


Jun 04, 2008 | LG CD & DVD Burners

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I have the same issue with the LG GSA-H20L and the LG GSA-42N, but mine was with TDK DVDs.

I contacted LG Support and they told me that TDK disks are not recommended for use with their DVD Burners.

I asked them if there were any others they did not reccomend and they said no.

Going through my cupboard, I found Memorex Printable DVD-Rs that will burn OK.

I also tried Sony DVD+R and a generic brand, but they will not burn either.

I also found that these LG drives do not recognise Laser CD-R.

In short, for burning, try either Memorex, LG and some others, but don't try TDK, Sony or Laser.

Good Luck

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Jan 13, 2008 | LG GSA-H42N 18xDVD+-R, 12xDVD-RAM,...

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Rejected discs

I had the same problem, with rejections getting more and more frequent. In the end replacing the DVD burners fixed the problem. Apparently, the red lasers that burn the cd surface fade with use. They are still fine reading the disk at low power, but burning at high power becomes progressively more hit-and-miss.

Jan 08, 2007 | Rimage 2000i CDR 2 (52X), CD Duplicator...

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