This may be stating the obvious, but the link below refers to the
quality of DVDs, not CD-Rs. It places a particular batch of DVDs
produced by MAM-A and MAM-E in 2005 in the category of "fake" because
they use a TDK code, but are apparently not up to the standards of
quality one would normally expect from TDK. As far as I can tell, it
states nothing about the quality of MAM-A and "archival" CD-Rs.
Project Archivist, Muskie Archives & Special Collections
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Lewiston, ME 04240-6018
Elliott Hancock wrote:
> I am curious what the experts on this list have to say about the
> information in the following link which rates discs. It places MAM-A
> and archival discs in the "sham" category.
> Elliott Hancock
> Assistant Manager
> Ozark Folk Center
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> Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 3:05 PM
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mitsui / MAM-A Gold CD's
> On 11/1/06, Charles Lawson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Tom Fine wrote:
>>> I've never seen a fingerprint on any of the hundreds of Mitsui/MAM
>>> discs I've burned for myself
>>> and clients. Neither have I ever had a failure or returned disc.
>> That used to be my experience, too...until the change in
>> As I said before, the average is about 1 out of 25 (I've been buying
>> discs in 25-count cartons).
>> Best of luck to everyone else...
> I just looked at all the discs in a recently purchased 25 count carton,
> all were pristine. The cd cases are marked "Made in USA or France."