Best Buy has a 15-pack of Dynex-brand DL media on sale for $17.99, which includes slim jewel cases. The media is made in Hong Kong, rated at 8x speed, and has a media code of RICOHJPN D01 according to direct reports elsewhere.
The only other brand of retail B&M available media I know of that uses that code are the TDK 8x DL disks, but those are made in Taiwan.
Are the Dynex disks most likely using fake codes? I’m certainly not aware that either Ritek or Ricoh has a plant in Hong Kong. Has anyone here tried them? I’m only curious because unlike other cheap DL media, these can be burned faster than 2.4x (no 2.4x DL media other than Verbatim can be burned faster than it’s official rated speed).
BTW, there’s a 10% off BB coupon floating around that would bring the price of these down another $1.80.