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    Ultimate Member Richard Cranium's Avatar
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    Are Black CDR's OK ?

    Been getting some PNY 80min 20x CD-R's from Tiger.

    I've heard some controversy about "colored" discs ?

    Anyone know about this ?

    thanks

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    As far as i have read, the laser cant even tell the difference between coloured discs & normal ones, and have actually red that the black discs are usually better for some cd players that have tracking issues with cdr's.

    never used them myself tho, no-one in my area sells them....

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    I used to use the PNY Black Diamond discs all the time, but now I can't get them locally

    They are great discs
    What did a tornado sound like before freight trains were invented?

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    Ultimate Member Richard Cranium's Avatar
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    You can still order them for $7.99/50pk

    Look in the Steals & Deals forum

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    i use color cdrs' all the time and im starting to think they work better.
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    my friend uses them all the time. hasn't had any problems with them

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    No problems here with black or colors. Memorex, PNY, or generic cheapo brand...

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    have black here...no problems

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    There's no appearant advantage or disadvantage to use of coloured disks. In theory, black disks should last longer, but not appreciably so.

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    Really the only advantage is that the disks can stand more or less light exposure depending on the dye color used. The difference is supposedly expressed in decades, so I have paid no special attention to the disk dye since I do not plan to have these that long. I have had not problems with any CD-Rs I have used and have used all dye colors. So, I'd say, buy away!
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    They look good and work as well as others, but I can't tell how much of the disk is used.

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    well acording to a web site I visited a while ago anything black and chrome attached to a computer will not only preform better (in tests up to 130% better) then it's counterpart in the beige color, it also signifigantly increases the proccessing power of the computer in question!

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    Purple, Green, Yellow and read they all work great!
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    Hey Bob, you've just explained the Ricer myth perfectly!

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    lol

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    lol skuz and bob

    I've used all kinds/colors of CD-Rs...use whatever works in your cd player. My portable seems to hate all kinds...never use it anyway so *shrugs*...car cd player is awesome, though...it NEVER skips on ANY quality of cd-r..not picky at all

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    The different colouring in discs are an indication of the quality, I think it was black being best quality then silver then blue then green.

    you are talking about the writeable part of the disc aren't you and not the label?

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