I just use any CD-R or DVD-R I can get my hands on. I bought 10 CD-RW the other week without realising they don’t even work on a DC without midification. So I just hammered them with little bits of data and music, of course I went back to the shop and got some CD-R.
To mention names, I’ve just been using anything that isn’t a cheap twenty five discs for a tenner or anything like that, usually ten packs. Brands like philips, TDK and Sony, none of which have faled for my uses. Basically DC, PS2, DVD, data, things like that.
Although I’m not familiar with side effects, because I know some discs fuck consoles lasers. It’s something to do with the coating of the disc being too much for the laser…It suposedly makes them die out quicker. But my PS2’s dieing anyways so I’m not really bothered about it.