Can we get CD-R made in Japan in the near future?

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so Taiyo Yuden is merged w/ JVC, and JVC is bought out by CMC.

CMC CD-R are all made in Taiwan.

does that mean if the old JVC is all gone, we can't get CD-R made in japan?

who exactly make Cd-R in japan?
 

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Are you talking about the device, or the media?
 

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Aren't the CMC Pro branded discs still made in Japan?


People still use CDs?

There are quite a lot of folks that still use them, such as long term file backup (nothing huge, but for smaller word, excel, and adobe files, quite a lot of them can fit onto a single 700MB disc), or even small/new bands that master their own music CDs and sell them at gigs, local music shops, etc.



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nm about the cmc pro - those are now made in taiwan
 

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Aren't the CMC Pro branded discs still made in Japan?




There are quite a lot of folks that still use them, such as long term file backup (nothing huge, but for smaller word, excel, and adobe files, quite a lot of them can fit onto a single 700MB disc), or even small/new bands that master their own music CDs and sell them at gigs, local music shops, etc.



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nm about the cmc pro - those are now made in taiwan
I'll give it to you for gigs. The other? I would never trust a backup on a cd. You look at one the wrong way and you're asking for CRC errors.
 

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I'll give it to you for gigs. The other? I would never trust a backup on a cd. You look at one the wrong way and you're asking for CRC errors.
Seriously who would use a CD over a USB stick. Every computer has a port. Barely any have a disc drive anymore. They are faster and easier to handle also.
 

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Seriously who would use a CD over a USB stick. Every computer has a port. Barely any have a disc drive anymore. They are faster and easier to handle also.
USB sticks also suffer from degradation, just from read/write fatigue rather than bitrot (although they also suffer bitrot, it's slower). They're good if you aren't constantly overwriting data on them, though.
 

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USB sticks also suffer from degradation, just from read/write fatigue rather than bitrot (although they also suffer bitrot, it's slower). They're good if you aren't constantly overwriting data on them, though.
Sure. What ever you use you should have a back up if the data is important to you.
 

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If you want reliable backups, use LTO. It is also one of the few formats that is legally acceptable (Chain Of Custody, Time/Date Verification, Anti Tampering, etc) via a WORM cartridge.
 

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I need to check in the garage. Used to be a Japanese CD-R purist and I have a few spindles in there. lol
 

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I need to check in the garage. Used to be a Japanese CD-R purist and I have a few spindles in there. lol
what brand name? I could buy it from you if it's made in japan.

I use CD-R for music CD. I burned 130 music Cd in the past 2 mth.
 

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what brand name? I could buy it from you if it's made in japan.

I use CD-R for music CD. I burned 130 music Cd in the past 2 mth.
Taiyo Yuden was my brand of choice. Flashing back to SuperMediaStore in 2008!!! Oh crap that's DVD-R. Heh. Probably need to go even further back for CD-R.
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I just thought about it and I don't currently own any optical media besides maybe some driver discs in motherboard boxes. I don't even own anything that would play one outside of my car.
 
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MP3's generally sound like crap on good equipment compared to raw CD audio. Vinyl on the other hand, the crap sounds so good, who cares about the sound.
 

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I went to that website this morning, they are all made in taiwan

A better question is: since CMC move to made in Taiwan, who do we have that their CD-R is made in Japan?
 

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they are the same thing, minus location. they are as good as youre gonna get for that old shit.
no they are not the same thing. I have some CMC Maxell DVD+R. Burn once, and keep in storage. A year or may be few years later, I dig them out to transfer some program back to my SSD. They can't read the disk.

Somehow, some fragment of the disc becomes bad. So CMC to me is bad news.

Now, ebay has some professional grade CD-R, such as Maxell, but it costs too much

so the $1 million question is, the JVC cake box w/ 100 disc is a good price. If they are out, does that means people who wants high quality CD-R has to pay those an arm & a leg price on those Maxwell CD-R?

this for eg. is $0.9 / disc. Pioneer, made in Japan. The other day, I bought 6 barrel at $0.28 per disc + $100 shipping & tax for 6 barrels. So what would you do? Stock up some more, I have 600 currently.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pioneer-CD...270434?hash=item2104ab8562:g:J5QAAOxyhSBR9und
 
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