It looks like there is a Chineese manufacturer that is producing DVD-R Dual Layer media now.

Product Name: 8.5GB Dual Layer DVD-R 4X  	Model Number: QD-DL
Place of Origin: China 	Brand Name: OEM, Qingda
Minimum Order: 100,000 pcs 	Payment Terms: T/T, L/C
Delivery Lead Time: 20 days 	Supply Ability: 15,000,000pcs/month

1) Disc type: 8.5GB, Grade A  
2) Disc diameter: 120mm 
3) Data capacity: 8.5GB 
4) Recording speed: 4x 
5) Dye type: Cyanine or Azo 
6) Manufacturer ID: AML 
7) Stamper compatibility: compatible with most popular burners in the market 
8) Print: OEM logo in 1 – 4 colors 
9) Perfect working surface and printing
10) Timely delivery 

Outer packing: 
500pcs/bulk shrink
Sizes: 37 x 27 x 17.5cm
N.W.: 8.0kg
G.W.: 9.0kg

Very interesting indeed…
Hopefully the quality is decent and some of these will show up in the USA (maybe at CompUSA??).


I’ve also asked Ritek USA about the possibility of Ritek DVD-R DL.
Let’s see what they say. :slight_smile:

They say 9.4GB on the disc but 8.5GB on the website?

Yeah, looks like they screwed up the info printed on the disc.

Ritek says their DVD-R DL media should be available in August.

Wow! AML makes DL medias? I wonder the data can be remained for a month.
I’d rather use two disks of MCC SL media.

I have to agree with you on that one. However it is good to see competition which might put some pressure on Verbatim to lower the prices just a little bit on their D/L media. :wink:

Hmm is it like DVD+RW again. Which some parts of Ritek have announced months ago but still haven’t put it on the market. So we will have to count up 3-4 months extra ?
Yes they have samples but no real market volumes !!!