Why speculate? Media Sciences has a longstanding offer to test one recorded
CD-R at no charge.
Nonetheless, users prefer to rely on brand names that often do not represent
the actual manufacturer. In fact, many sources rely on multiple
manufacturers of widely varying quality.
Media Sciences, Inc.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ivan Kawaler
> Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 3:27 PM
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] quality of HHB CD-Rs?
> I came into contact with them at school. We had to use HHB brand CD-
> Rs almost exclusively because the HHB BurnIT we used was extremely
> finicky with what type of CD-Rs were used. I had always thought they
> were of descent quality if not good quality discs, though that might
> have been because they were fairly expensive when compared to other
> CD-Rs. In any case, all the music department concerts and recitals
> were recorded on the BurnIT using HHB CD-Rs during the past decade,
> if not longer, with no issues caused by the CD-Rs themselves. And,
> as of a year ago, they were still in good shape. This, of course, is
> just my experience with them.
> Ivan Kawaler
> On Jan 27, 2010, at 1:26 PM, Trey Bunn wrote:
> > Does anyone have any experience, good or bad, with HHB brand CD-Rs?
> > We have a large batch of them here that seem to be showing signs of
> > data rot, though some are in better shape than others. I'd never run
> > across this brand before, so I wondered if maybe it was known for
> > being unreliable. However, I've just found out that the company also
> > makes CD recorders and other equipment, so maybe not.
> > ---------
> > Trey Bunn
> > Audiovisual Conservator
> > Emory University Libraries
> > Preservation Office
> > Atlanta, GA
> > 404-727-4894