MiniDisks

  Southernboy 18:08 24 Feb 05
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Not really a computer problem but I wonder if anyone can help.

For some time I have used TDK blank Minidisks for recording my collection of cassettes. I especially liked these because they used cases that opened with removable index cards, rather like casettes. This gave a fair amount of space to write information on the contents.

I was bitterly disappointed with the latest package I purchased as TDK appeared to have changed to Sony-type cases which cannot be opened. Further, all they supply is a tiny sticker to fix to the back of the case which has only a pathetic amount of space to record details of song titles etc.

Does anyone know of a Minidisk that still offers openable cases and separate index cards?

  Curio 19:11 24 Feb 05

Philips or Freecom spring to mind (from DABS and PC World)

  GRFT 09:14 25 Feb 05

JVC used to do a case of that type, and perhaps still do; not unlike a CD jewel case, with plenty of space on both sides of the inlay card for track details, etc.
I use Sony myself, preferring the slip-in case, as well as the sound quality; with all track details recorded in a separate note book and even in an Access database.

  vinnyT 13:39 25 Feb 05

Traxdata

  Southernboy 21:52 26 Feb 05

Despite many searches, no trace of MiniDisks among their consumer products.

  Southernboy 21:57 26 Feb 05

but considering I am transferring tapes made of old 78s, I don't have to have the acme of perfection. The main thing is sound mechanical quality and longevity as this music is timeless and precious to me.

I have been listing tracks on an Approach Database (don't use Microsoft) but it is inconvenient have information separate from the discs.

  Southernboy 21:58 26 Feb 05

I think stuck-on labels look tatty. Insert index cards look neater and more professional.

  Southernboy 21:59 26 Feb 05

Traxdata? Ali the local stores seem to stock is Sony.

  GRFT 08:20 27 Feb 05

Try this mindisc forum click here

  vinnyT 10:11 01 Mar 05

Southernboy, try here click here

Not used them myself, had to google to find them as my normal supplier seems to have stopped stocking them.

  Southernboy 13:49 01 Mar 05

Unfortunately, these TDK MiniDisks now appear to be identical to Sony. In fact, even worse, as the stick on label is half the size of the Sony product.

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