Are these Sony DVD+R's good or simply 'ok'?

Hi, I’ve recently acquired a spindle of 25 Sony “AccuCORE” DVD+R’s with the intention of burning a full system backup to them. I’ve done some research on them, and I’m wondering if they’re more likely to be the good Daxon discs, or the decent Lead Data discs. While the 2nd class Lead Data ones would be adequate for my purposes, I’d really like for them to be the 1st class Daxon ones.

Thanks in advanced

What I do know:
Disc ID: SONY/D21 [SONY-D21-00]
Country of Origin: Taiwan
Numbering Around Center Of Discs: DRP5GG0001 5L
UPC Code: 027242646476
P/N: 25DPR47RS4
Copyright Date On Packaging: 2008 [This leads me to think that they may be the ‘good’ Daxon discs, since they stopped making them in 2010]
They Do have a barcode opposite of the numbering in the center

Output of mediainfo tool:

[dark@Night ~]$ dvd+rw-mediainfo /dev/sr0
INQUIRY:                [Optiarc ][BD ROM BC-5500H ][1.B0]
GET [CURRENT] CONFIGURATION:
 Mounted Media:         1Bh, DVD+R
 Media ID:              SONY/D21
 Current Write Speed:   8.0x1385=11080KB/s
 Write Speed #0:        8.0x1385=11080KB/s
 Write Speed #1:        6.0x1385=8310KB/s
 Write Speed #2:        4.0x1385=5540KB/s
 Write Speed #3:        2.4x1385=3324KB/s
GET [CURRENT] PERFORMANCE:
 Write Performance:     3.3x1385=4571KB/s@0 -> 8.0x1385=11080KB/s@2295104
 Speed Descriptor#0:    03/2295104 R@8.0x1385=11080KB/s W@8.0x1385=11080KB/s
 Speed Descriptor#1:    00/2295104 R@6.0x1385=8310KB/s W@6.0x1385=8310KB/s
 Speed Descriptor#2:    00/2295104 R@4.0x1385=5540KB/s W@4.0x1385=5540KB/s
 Speed Descriptor#3:    03/2295104 R@2.4x1385=3324KB/s W@2.4x1385=3324KB/s
READ DVD STRUCTURE[#0h]:
 Media Book Type:       00h, DVD-ROM book [revision 0]
 Legacy lead-out at:    2295104*2KB=4700372992
READ DISC INFORMATION:
 Disc status:           blank
 Number of Sessions:    1
 State of Last Session: empty
 "Next" Track:          1
 Number of Tracks:      1
READ TRACK INFORMATION[#1]:
 Track State:           blank
 Track Start Address:   0*2KB
 Next Writable Address: 0*2KB
 Free Blocks:           2295104*2KB
 Track Size:            2295104*2KB
 ROM Compatibility LBA: 265696
READ CAPACITY:          0*2048=0

Do they have any hub code?

They don’t seem to, though it does say “DVD+R Ver. 1.3/1x-16x” in that area, if that’s of any meaning.

Also, slightly off-topic, but I’ve heard that sharpies are bad for DVD’s, but if you can fit your label on just the clear plastic in the center, then it’s ok. Is this true, or is it still bad for the discs?

[QUOTE=DarkSniper;2593337]Also, slightly off-topic, but I’ve heard that sharpies are bad for DVD’s, but if you can fit your label on just the clear plastic in the center, then it’s ok. Is this true, or is it still bad for the discs?[/QUOTE] Using a sharpie to write on a [B]CD[/B] might have a small chance of negatively impacting readability if the CD has badly protected top layer, since the data is almost directly below the top surface of the disc.

On a [B]DVD[/B], however, you could write with a sharpie or even carve a label with a screwdriver, and it still wouldn’t harm the data in the middle of the disc - well protected 0,6 mm below the top surface.

Welcome to the MyCE forums! :slight_smile:

[QUOTE=DrageMester;2593344]Using a sharpie to write on a [B]CD[/B] might have a small chance of negatively impacting readability if the CD has badly protected top layer, since the data is almost directly below the top surface of the disc.

On a [B]DVD[/B], however, you could write with a sharpie or even carve a label with a screwdriver, and it still wouldn’t harm the data in the middle of the disc - well protected 0,6 mm below the top surface.

Welcome to the MyCE forums! :)[/QUOTE]

Oh, I see! Holding a CD and a DVD up side by side makes it really easy to see that extra layer of plastic that DVD’s have.

Thanks for the info and the welcome :smiley:

Oh, and with the hub code, I think I found it. It seems that it’s molded into the plastic at the very center of the disk [and is very, tiny and hard to read]. That number is Y16VS1333B21[O/0]D[O/0]72[O/0]5
I put [O/0] since I’m not sure if those are zeroes or O’s

Oh, and with the hub code, I think I found it. It seems that it’s molded into the plastic at the very center of the disk [and is very, tiny and hard to read]. That number is Y16VS1333B21[O/0]D[O/0]72[O/0]5
I put [O/0] since I’m not sure if those are zeroes or O’s

They were made by Lead Data. :wink:

[QUOTE=pepst;2593351]They were made by Lead Data. ;)[/QUOTE]

Thanks for your help in identifying these =D

I figured they’d probably be the Lead Data ones, since the container looked way too new to possibly be from before 2010, but you never know, especially with a misleading date on the package xD

Though these should be fine for a secondary backup, and so far have performed far better than the CMCMAG discs that I have left on my other spindle.