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Data CD vs Music CD


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ELECTRIC WIZARD

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Data CD vs Music CD Is there a difference?

When I buy blank cds I see there are 2 types, Data and Music. The music are more expensive. Is it worth paying more money for them?
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Not in my experience. I use the cheap cds for data and music. Of course, when my kids scratch a music cd to uselessness, I can always burn another. I often burn MP3 cds (you can fit hours of music on a single cd) and they are "data", of course, and must be read with an MP3 player. One tip- get a Sharpie pen and write on the cd itself. If it becomes separated from its sleeve, you don't have to stick it in the comp to "remember" the contents.

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Its probably just that the "music" disks are slightly longer 800Mb compared to the usual 750Mb, they have never made specific blank music cds for burning ive never seen them.
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Here is a photo of maxwell cd-r.

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Edited by ELECTRIC WIZARD, 11 June 2006 - 11:16 AM.

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From what I understand the only difference is a surcharge paid to the music industry(hence price difference) on cd-r music otherwise there is no difference, A bit like right vs left handed screw drivers :whistling:
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