Music vs. Data CD-R

P4i6g / P4i65g
October 12, 2009 at 06:43:22
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.596 GHz / 512 MB
I was in BJ's last night looking to buy some CD-R's.

My choices were:

Memorex Music CD-R - marked "music" on the packaging and on each CD-R.

Specs: 40X 700MB 80min


Memorex CD-R

Specs: 52X 700MB 80min

What's the difference? I know the RW speed is different, but I don't that's why one is marked Music and the other is not.


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October 12, 2009 at 07:22:28
Marketing gimmic more than anything else. I buy the Memorex "Cool Colors" Music CD's when they're on sale - Office Depot occasionally sells 10-pks for 99 cents. I've used them for both data & music & have never had a problem with either. They work in all my PC's, my stand alone CD & DVD players & in my cars.

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October 12, 2009 at 10:31:29
Thought so...

BJ's was 9.99 for 50 40X Music CD-R and 19.99 for 100 52X CD-R, so I spent the extra penny and bought the 100 pack.

I'll be handed them out at a workshop with Excel files on them and I'd just as soon they didn't say "music" on them anyway.


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October 12, 2009 at 12:21:22
$20 for 100 CD's is kinda high nowadays...

Realize that it was probably something you needed quickly, but I usually stock up on it when it's this cheap (I burn about 50 CDs and 100 DVD's a month)...

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October 12, 2009 at 12:40:12
Believe it or not the reason why music blanks are more expensive than the data blanks is because of RIAA!


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October 12, 2009 at 13:12:44
re: $20 for 100 CD's is kinda high nowadays...

Did you mean the $10.99 special that costs $10 to ship?

Even with the local taxes I paid at BJ's, the savings would be less than a buck if I ordered from That's hardly worth the wait.

Any way to get cheaper shipping from

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October 12, 2009 at 17:44:40
"Any way to get cheaper shipping from"

Sorry, didn't realize that it'd be that much to ship. They frequently have free shipping deals (but usually w/minimum purchase of $50). That was when I really stocked up...

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