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AmazonBasics 700 MB 52x CD-R Spindle Pack of 100

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  • Ships in Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging
  • One spindle containing 100 700 MB capacity, 52x write-speed CD-R recordable compact discs
  • Records up to 80 minutes of audio (up to 150 MP3s), 350 photos, or 700 MB of data
  • 52X transfer speed means you can burn a full disc in 90 seconds
  • Distributed by; backed by AmazonBasics one-year limited European warranty
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Technical Details
Item Weight1.3 Kg
Product Dimensions20.3 x 19 x 20.3 cm
Item model numberSL1235
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 9,972 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.8 Kg
Date First Available2 Nov 2009
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Features a fast write speed of up to 52X. Each CD holds 700 MB, allowing you to record up to 80 minutes of audio.
Features a fast write speed of up to 52X.
Each CD holds 700 MB which
equals up to 80 minutes of audio.

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AmazonBasics 700 MB 52X
CD-R 100-Pack Spindle

Recommended Uses:

  • Record audio CDs for playback on a CD player

  • Share photos with friends and family

  • Back up and archive up to 700 MB of data

Make sure your system is compatible: Click here to ensure your CD burner has the proper firmware to handle high-performance CDs.

Technical Specifications:

  • Capacity: 700 MB
  • Format: CD-R
  • Recording speed: 52X
  • Recording time: 80 minutes

Warranty: AmazonBasics 1-Year Limited Warranty click here.

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This spindle of 100 AmazonBasics 52X CD-Rs provides a natural storage solution for music, photos and important data. Each disc offers a capacity of 700 MB. These CD-Rs support fast write speeds of up to 52X and provide 80 minutes of audio recording time.

Having Writing Errors or Can't Burn the CDs?

Most writing errors are likely caused by older or out-of-date firmware on CD burners. For optimum performance, we recommend that you check your CD burner and update the firmware if needed:

Users with Stand-alone CD burners

Users with Laptop and PC

  • If your system is less than four years old, you likely have a compatible writer and firmware. (If you cannot write to the blank media, ensure that you have a CD writer and not a disc reader.)
  • If your system is more than four years old, update your firmware from the PC/Laptop manufacturer's website.

CD-R: Quality Media Storage

CD-R is a Write-Once format, which means you can read the files many times, but you cannot record over them or edit them. This format is ideal for sharing music, organising your media library or archiving important business or personal data. Made of durable materials, these CD-Rs provide a permanent lifetime storage for all those files you want to save. CD-Rs are compatible with most standard CD readers, which means that after you burn your favorite tunes to a CD-R, you can play them back on most home or car stereos. With 700 MB of space on each disc, you can store up to 80 minutes of standard audio, 150 songs in MP3 format, or up to 350 photos (this number varies widely depending on file format and size).

52X Write Speed: Quick and Convenient

AmazonBasics CD-Rs enable fast write speeds up to 52X (burn speed will fluctuate) for quick, clean data transfer. To take full advantage of these speeds, your CD burner must burn at speeds of at least 52X. Consult your computer or CD burner product manual for this information. At 52X, transfer speed translates up to 7.8 Mbps, which means that you can burn a full disc in a minute and a half. Plus, quality construction minimizes errors and improves performance.

Frustration-Free Packaging

This AmazonBasics product features Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging that is recyclable. It comes without excess packaging materials, such as hard plastic clamshell casings, plastic bindings, or wire ties. The packaging is designed to be opened without the use of a box cutter or knife, and it will protect your product just as well as traditional packaging. Products with Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging can frequently be shipped in their own boxes, without an additional shipping box, saving on resources and reducing waste. In addition, the packaging materials that we do use are easily and frequently recycled, composted or reused by our customers, and all the inks and dyes are biodegradable. For more information, click here.

Warranty and Helpful Hints: AmazonBasics 1-Year Limited Warranty click here

If you are having trouble with these discs, click here for the AmazonBasics CD/DVD Helpful Hints Guide.

What's in the Box: Spindle of 100 52X CD-R discs and warranty card.

  Quick Steps to Make Sure Your CD Burner is Ready:

For PC users, follow these easy steps:

  1. Click Start, then right-click Computer/My Computer.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click Hardware if necessary, then click Device Manager.
  4. Click the + (plus sign) next to CD-ROM drives.
  5. Right-click your CD drive, then select Properties.
  6. Click the Details tab and select Device Instance from the drop-down menu. Your driver model and firmware appear in the window below.

Compare the PC driver information against our list of Recommended Firmware Versions. If the drivers are outdated, contact your computer manufacturer or the CD/DVD burner manufacturer to obtain updated firmware and/or drivers.

For Mac users, follow these easy steps:

  1. Select System Profiler, from the Apple menu.
  2. Select Disc Burning. The firmware version is displayed on this screen.

Compare the PC driver information against our list of Recommended Firmware Versions. If the drivers are outdated, contact your computer manufacturer or the CD/DVD burner manufacturer to obtain updated firmware and/or drivers.

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Customer Reviews

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81 of 84 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars New finishing process - likely lifespan? 7 Dec 2009
Size Name:CD-R - 700 MB|Verified Purchase
I didn't receive my disks in the advertised packaging nor with a warranty card, but no matter.
There is a variety of quality in CDRs, which manufacturers just don't share with us. The Amazon CDRs are white label, which means they can amend the specifications and manufacturer at any time. The label only says "Made in China".
The disks that I received were unusual. Generically CDs and CD-Rs are a layer of plastic, a thin metallic film and then a layer of thin plastic covered with print or label. These are not so made. There is a plastic base with a very thin reflective metallic coating - so thin the disks are fairly transparent. The usual thin plastic laminate which usually protects the metal film from scratching or damage by oxygen and sulphur is missing. In its place is a thin varnish coating, applied as a liquid (it dribbled over the edges in places).
This unusual finish has unknown qualities in protecting the reflective metal coating, which may be more or less subject to atmospheric damage, and may be more likely to scratch. I have concerns regarding the ageing of the varnish, which may shrink or crack with age, damaging the reflective film. It is unclear if the black printed Amazon name on this varnish will interact with the varnish or the reflective layer.
The ATIP data on the CD-Rs declares the data area as grade B (that is a good rating) and instructs the burner to start at Power 5 (average). The declared manufacturer is Plasmon, but that cannot be relied upon.
The only other CD-Rs I have seen with this finish were declared to be by CMC.
The disks may not be suitable for long term archival storage, but handled and stored with care should be good for a couple of years. I won't be reordering for a couple of years as I can't face losing everything in a couple of years and this style of manufacture seems untested.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Returned for a refund 11 July 2011
Size Name:CD-R - 700 MB
30% failure rate when burning and noisy as hell in the CD drive so returned for a refund. Amazon shouldn't put its name to items of this poor quality.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What can I say 9 April 2010
Size Name:DVD+R - 4.7 GB
Is it a spindle of 100 DVD+R? Yes
Do they work? Yes
Were they a good price? Yes
Will I order again when I eventually run out? Yes

If I want dual layer, printable, lightscribe or RW I'll pay more accordingly. But for good quality disks at a price that's right, this does the job.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clearly much improved quality! 4 Oct 2011
Size Name:CD-R - 700 MB|Verified Purchase
Despite the unhappy reviews earlier this year, we decided to take a chance on buying these. After all, this is Amazon, and we have never had any problem with sorting out (very rare) defective products.

The disks arrived (free delivery) in a couple of days, in the new easy-to-open packaging which works well. The CDs looked to be of good quality, with well defined edges and smooth surfaces, neat printing on the back. There did not appear to be any of the slightly uneven dye distribution that can affect the performance of some cheapo CD-Rs.

We get through hundreds of these a year, so the first thing we did was burn ten CDs on three different burners. We use CDs for software, photos and such, rather than music. Most of them are Linux boot CDs to support my software habit.... They are accompanied by an MD5 or SHA1 checksum that lets us verify the data file and the burned CD too.

All of the first ten were flawless, literally. No errors. Result!
Well done Amazon, looks like the previous problems are fixed.

Using Ubuntu Linux via an eTau 108-2 Slimtype drive, the 'cdrdao' utility reports:-

Total Capacity : 79:57:74 (359849 blocks, 702/807 MB)
CD-R medium : Plasmon Data systems Ltd.
Short Strategy Type, e.g. Phthalocyanine

K3B informs us that supported writing speeds are:-

10x (1765 KB/s)
16x (2823 KB/s)
20x (3529 KB/s)
24x (4234 KB/s)

We *always* use the slow burning option since software (unlike music) can crash completely if just one bit is adrift - so our ten were burned at 10x. Seems to work for us with many kinds of cheaper media. Only ones we have had consistent trouble with at any speed are more expensive ones like Verbatim - who had a big problem a year or so back.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Give 'em a miss if your task is important! 20 July 2011
Size Name:CD-R - 700 MB|Verified Purchase
Nearly half of the disk in the spindle failed to write. One was actually visably damaged. I had to buy new ones to finish my project. Steer clear if you need a reliable media.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just as dependable as other major brands 22 May 2011
By Rum
Size Name:DVD+R - 4.7 GB
I bought these discs a while ago and have just finished the batch. They were good value for money and I haven't found fault with any of the discs. One thing I do have to point out is that when using Nero burning program I could only burn at 4x. the options for 8x and 16x weren't even highlighted which meant that these discs couldn't burn at a higher speed. so other than it taking a little longer to burn the discs worked fine. Great value for money and dependable.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish! 22 April 2012
Size Name:CD-R - 700 MB|Verified Purchase
I bought this despite of the reviews saying how bad they where, the most recent reviews suggested they had got better. Ive now used 20 of them and not one has worked properly! ive used other makes succesfully so i know its not my burner. Will not buy again.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Size Name:DVD+R - 4.7 GB|Verified Purchase
Ordered on 22 Oct 2011 (weekend), Just arrived (25 Oct 2011), used one and fast burn-write at 16x speed! Well pleased! Good product and can write on printed side with cd/dvd marker pen. Was unsure as they do printable ones where you can write on to label them after burning.

As described and excellent packaging by Amazon as usual (same as Kindle), frustration free, protective and in good condition (neat and tidy). Easy to open as per claim! Well Done Amazon. Happy customer!
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