[rescue] Bad luck with SCSI cdrom drives

Andrew Weiss ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Mon Sep 10 22:45:26 CDT 2007

On Sep 6, 2007, at 1:03 PM, Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
> Burnt CD's are a very different matter. Since the drives in question
> were made before CDROM burners were common, they often only read one
> color of blanks. Usually this is what I call "yellow" ones, they are
> more often called golden or silver.
> This is the color of the dyes used on the recording surface, the disc
> itself must be clear plastic and not colored. There are other blanks
> which I call blue, which range from dark blue to cyan. These are
> difficult if not impossible to read on many early CDROM drives.

I've had very good luck with black CD-R's on older optical drives.

So much so that I only buy them now.  (They did stop making the kind  
I favor which are the Memorex with the gold writing surface halfway  


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