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Thanks, Micky. I also use the verify option in Nero Burning Rom, but since that doesn't tell me the number of errors, I usually check with Nero DiscSpeed. I also do quite a bit of disc-at-once burning within Sound Forge, so I have to use another program for error checks after burning. 

Incidentally, Nero DiscSpeed hasn't been supplied with the Nero suite for several years. But, it doesn't require an installation in order to run. Just copy the files from an existing installation to a new folder on another computer, and click on the .exe file. 7.02 has been working fine this way under Windows 10. 

Best,
Gary

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I have been using the Falcon Premium CD-Rs and have had no problems at all.
I use the verify option in Nero-Mickey Clark

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From: Gary A. Galo
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 1:33 PM
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] CD-R Error rates

I was wondering if anyone on the list has had recent experiences with the CMC Pro CD-Rs. CMC is the successor to Taiyo-Yuden/JVC and is using the original TY manufacturing process. I always check errors on CD-Rs I make using Nero DiscSpeed V. 7.2. On the original TY/JVC discs, C1 errors would be less that 1000 per disc, and often less than 500. I the first batch of
200 CMC disc I bought two years ago performed equally well. But, two weeks ago I ordered 200 more CMC CD-Rs and I'm finding that the error rates are higher than they used to be. 2000 errors or more per disc is typical on the ones I just bought. Granted, these are all C1 errors, which are all correctable, and I've had had only a couple of actual failures. But, it concerns me that the errors are roughly double what they used to be with these discs, and I'm wondering if other users have noticed any decline in CMC's quality control.

Has anyone used the Falcon Premium CD-Rs? They claim extremely low error rates, and I'm wondering how they compare to the current crop of discs from CMC.

Thanks for any feedback you can provide.

Best,
Gary

Gary Galo
Audio Engineer Emeritus
The Crane School of Music
SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676

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