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Media review: Tuffdisc DVD-R 4x

Written by Lasse Penttinen @ 21 Mar 2005 10:50 User comments (9)

Media review: Tuffdisc DVD-R 4x CD-RW.ORG continues the DVD recordable media theme, and this time reviews one of the most recent brands that have entered the market. Tuffdisc comes with big promises, and is yet another brand to the portfolio of E-net Distribution.
Tuff Disc, as well as being based on a highly compatible dye, has the further advantage of being able to withstand any type of treatment thrown its way - from everyday wear and tear to the rough handling and damage caused by small children, or when taking data off-site. Our disc has been reprinted with a tough pebbledash finish producing a media surface that is 40 times more scratch resistant and 20 times more dust resistant than standard DVD media.
According to their website, the discs are forged in the fires of hell. Well, they are not THAT bad but to find out how do they perform click here to read the article!

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9 user comments

123.3.2005 9:51

I'd still need to read other consumers' reviews before purchasing these. But they do sound pretty good.

223.3.2005 10:49

Sounds REALLY interesting... Can't get over that comment though...

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According to their website, the discs are forged in the fires of hell.
If everything looks good, might be what I change too. :)

324.3.2005 0:54

As pointed out in the review, the are definitely not premium quality, but might be recommendable for non-critical tasks. But the problem with these surprise spindles is that you never know what you get. The quality may vary from disc to disc, and batch to batch.


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424.3.2005 5:02

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the are definitely not premium quality
Is there any that are, or some type of major comparison chart that is available?
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But the problem with these surprise spindles is that you never know what you get.
How come SO many different people make the same discs? That is why I haven't really tried any other brand, seems like 30 different companies make the same Memorex dvd's and cd's that I buy (just an example).
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The quality may vary from disc to disc, and batch to batch.
So, I guess it is kinda a game of russian roulette...am I right? cd-rw.org, why do they do that...wouldn't it just be easier to make them out one plant or another plant, but keep the same product. Like with Dell, they have alot of factories...but they still make the same product. Is it cheaper for a company in asia to make a Memorex disc, than it is for America too. Can you shed some light on this one for me, cause I have heard SO much talk about the different labels/brands, and so forth regarding CD and DVD media. This specific thread was interesting too... http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/172030
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524.3.2005 6:00

Venomx05, Look at the error rate scans in the article. They are pretty good for comparisons. Verbatims are premium (Mitsubishi) and I have heard that Verbatim Pastel series (Taiyo Yuden) are exceptioannally good. Traxdata, which I am currently testing, seems very good, etc. Distribution companies, like E-net, buy media where ever they find it cheapest. I don't think they have a single manufacturing plant. Memorex is a classic example of a brand, which doesn't manufacture their goods themselves. The business has been like this for years, ever since the CD-R emerged. Traxdata used to be like that too, selling Kodak CD-R media under the Traxdata brand. Then they switched to RITEK made media, and then RITEK bought the company. Now Traxdata is the supplier of premium quality RITEK made media.

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The old school is back. All hail the new http://BitBurners.com !

624.3.2005 9:30

Thanks cd, for the info... I have been reading UP and DOWN about all this types of media...for me, I just want something that plays on my system and hopefully wherever I go, i.e.someones house, car dvd player...stuff like that. Have heard great things of the TY, I might give them a try.


"From now on we are poison to you Spider-man...Thats why we call ourselves...VENOM"

724.3.2005 9:32

Venom, For years (since CD-R) I have used Verbatim Azo media for critical tasks. These days I get cheapos for secondary purposes, and Verbatims for the most important ones. Quality is worth the price.

824.3.2005 9:40

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Quality is worth the price.
Yeah...you are absolutely right. I guess that is why I haven't made the switch to anything yet, because when I first heard about this, a friend of mine starting burning dvds, and she was using the memorex's. Then when I start doing them, I went ahead and just got them, even though there were alot to choose from, like those from Staples, Office Depot, HP, and alot others. Haven't really been leaning towards much of anything else, but reading about all the changes in with the media and the new media coming out...I just might have to make a switch.
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