50 Pack Blank 800 MB CDs at Staples for $5.00 after 10.00 rebate

CharlesWaters

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I haven't confirmed this yet, but according to a friend, the Staples in Melbourne Florida has 50 packs of no-name blank 800 MB CD/R's for $15.00 with a $10.00 rebate.
 

Souka

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Prob 80min...haven't heard of 800mb.

Also...no name...what speed are they rated? 2X?!?! :p
 

immortalis

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There are higher capacity CD's out there, but I don't think Staples would sell them. They are speciality items and very expensive.
 

SurfinDaNet

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If it's the one in their ad, then it's Prime Peripherals (Okie). Certified at 16x. I picked up a spindle but haven't used any yet.
 

ptbrulz

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yeah, they're 16x 80-minute Prime Peripheral disks... they're pretty decent stuff in my opinion. all the disks that i burned stuff on (about 10 disks) have been flawless... no skipping, etc.
 

JoeBaD

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Prime Perpherials are suck, at least IMHO.

Using a HP 7200i on a TBird 900 with CDR Win, I get a high % of coasters. Imations and Kodaks burn flawlessly.

Just my $0.02

 

konichiwa

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I just went to the B&M store, they're Prime Peripherals, CDRInfo tells me they're "GigaStorage" CDRs. They've worked pretty well for me so far, 80min 16x certified.
 

Manb

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You mean to tell me that they aren't all full????? ARE THEY REALLY BLANK? :) good find ;-).
 

lagginmofo

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I realize this isn't the write thread to comment but someone said 90 minutes are expensive. CompUSA has 90 minutes cd's (10 for $5). I just tested them out using my Plex121032A and was unsuccessful writing an 89 minute VCD. Probably a limitation of the Plex. I didn't think the Plex would have any limitations :) I'd experiment with lesser VCD's but that's the only one i have that's over 80 minutes.
 

wasssup

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instead of burning it, you should have run the simulation for burning it...this way you wouldn't waste a cd.
 

immortalis

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This may be a bit off topic, but as it says 800MB in the header..
The problem with the high capacity CD's is not so much the burning but the READING of them.
While burning, a special closed loop mechansim follows the (narrower) tracks and maintains the psoition. And the light beam is more focused also while burning.
But at playback, most drives will face problems.

I did try several high cap CD's, and so far I had no good results with "normal" CD Drives. Even if I use the same drive with which I had burned the CD.
I got some better readback from newer DVD/CD combo drives. But even with those, while reading, the track gets "lost" sometimes resulting in several seek repositioning runs.
Not worth the price/problems.
 

VenGog

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I got these from CompUSA 6-8 months back, when I has only HP CDRWs, and all I got wos 100% coasters.
Then I get my sweet PlexWriter and wallah! these burn at the meximum spead and no coasters sofar!, I burned more than 50 of these in both audio and data. It is so easy to back up your hard drive.

If you have Plextor/ZipCDRW/Yamaha, this is a good buy.

Good luck.