- How many times can you record to a CD-RW?
- I'm looking for a good printable Inkjet CD that will work with my standalone CD recorder. Do you have any suggestions?
- Is there a CD-R that's not green or blue on the bottom? I need one that's silver, like a replicated disc.
- What's the difference between CD-R and CD-RW?
According to Sony, on a CD-RW disc you can record anywhere from 500 to 1,000 times depending on record speed. The slower the record speed, the fewer passes.
I'm looking for a good printable Inkjet CD that will work with my standalone CD recorder. Do you have any suggestions?
Standalone CD recorders often have problems with "computer" CD-Rs especially if the recorder is an older model.
The majority of the professional music folks here in Nashville trust Taiyo-Yuden CD-Rs. Taiyo-Yuden, a company most people have never heard of, actually invented CD-R technology, so they probably have a compatibility advantage over everyone else.
Is there a CD-R that's not green or blue on the bottom? I need one that's silver, like a replicated disc.
Yes. They're called "diamond bottom" discs.
Diamond bottom discs, often referred to as TruSilver or platinum CDs, are silver on the bottom. They look very similar to the professionally replicated CD-ROMs you get when you buy a music CD or piece of software.
While they may look better, burn times tend to be slower than standard, color CD-Rs. The Spin-X diamond bottom CD-Rs have a burn rate of 48x versus 52x. In addition, diamond bottom CD-R discs often cost a few cents more than the standard color CD-Rs.