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Here are some recommended brands of blank media:
Here are some brands, that have caused myriad problems for many:
Store Brands (many different, such as Office Depot, Staples, etc.)
As time has gone by, I have run across more and more recommendations for the Falcon Pro Media. In independent tests, it is coming out on top of both of my old stand-bys, Verbatim and T-Y. The difference has been in errors detected. Seems to be the "top of the heap," at least for now. When I get low on my T-Y's, I'll give it a test myself.