Better hurry-on Fatwallet-Verbatim 16x -R $12.99 after MIR

Already on, so they may go fast.
$36.99 with free ship, use Google checkout to take $10 off order, then a $14 MIR from Verbatim.
From Verbatum
I have no idea where these were manufactured or their ID:

Manufacturer Verbatim Corporation, Inc
Form Factor 120mm Standard
Standard Warranty Lifetime Limited
Manufacturer Part Number 95102
Storage Capacity 4.7GB
Product Name 16x DVD-R Media
Packaged Quantity 100
Packing Spindle
Product Type DVD-R

I did this deal a few weeks ago and got Prodisc Verbies sent from California. None of my burners liked them at all, so I dumped them off to a friend. :frowning:

you are not a good friend, welp, this are -R and more likely they are prodisc made.

Friends don’t let friends use Prodisc. :smiley:

We have a saying in Egypt : If it was good , why would you dump it off ? :bigsmile:
His friend should have known the catch :rolleyes:
I’ve used Prodisc made Verbatims but only +R and they were very good , on the other hand I think that Verbatim -R media is not as good even if made bt CMC

LOL, I thought Prodisc Verbatims weren’t supposed to be that bad. I just
thought they didn’t match up well with my burners. :doh:

From a post on the Fatwallet thread:
Nero CD-DVD Speed: Disc Info
Basic Information
Disc type: : DVD-R
Book Type : DVD-R
Manufacturer: : Verbatim
MID : MCC 03RG20
Write speeds: : 2 X - 4 X - 6 X - 8 X - 12 X - 16 X
Blank Capacity : 4.38 GB
: 4488 MB
: 4706076672 bytes
Extended Information
Layers : 1
Usage : General
Copyright protection : n/a
Recorder information
Disc Status : Empty
Raw Data
Pre-recorded Information in Lead-in (0Eh)
0000 - 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 02 85 0D 0E 88 9A 80 00 - .@…R…
0010 - 03 4D 43 43 20 30 33 00 04 52 47 32 30 20 20 00 - .MCC.03…RG20…
0020 - 05 88 80 00 00 00 02 00 E0 D4 05 00 18 EE 90 7C - …|
0030 - 78 FB 90 7C FF FF FF FF 71 FB 90 7C 18 6A DD 77 - x…|…q…|.j.w
0040 - 51 6A DD 77 00 00 15 00 02 00 00 80 30 00 00 00 - Qj.w…0…
0050 - 18 00 00 00 30 00 00 00 18 D5 05 00 40 00 01 00 - …0…@…
0060 - 0B 00 00 00 20 D4 05 00 4E 00 4E 00 98 D5 05 00 - …N.N…

Looking in the test forum, these look good Glad I got 300.

I have found these -Rs from Verbatim are decent on LG burners only.

What exactly is wrong with Prodisc and how do i check if i have them or the other ones? I have 100 Verbatim -R’s sitting here, if they Burn fine, does that mean theyre fine? or are they going to just go bad in a few months?!

The only way to tell is to burn some and do error rate scans. I got a 50 pack of 16x Verbatim DVD-R discs (however mine are made by CMC Mag) as freebees with the purchase of my 111D from newegg. I have only used a couple of discs so far from this spindle but the results weren’t bad even at 16x burning. Not quite as good as premium TYG02 but still well within acceptable limits and much better than my average value line TYG02 scans. Burned with Pioneer 111D with V1.29 DB firmware. As for the Prodisc versus the CMC Mag made discs, the easiest thing is to check the serial number on the spindle. The prodisc -R serials are seperated by a - and the CMC Mag made discs are not.

It doesnt let me do the disc quality test, the start button is grayed out…ZD5518-DVR-J47F4, no good huh?

Wait a second. Which burner are you using for the scan? Did you already burn to this disc or is it blank?

Samsung 18x, SH-S182M, i tried both burned and blank…

That’s because the Sammy doesn’t support accurate error rate scans AND IT HAS TO BE A BURNED DISC. You will need a late model Lite-On, Benq or Plextor burner in order to do accurate error rate scans.

I’ve had the drive for 3 weeks now, are you recomending i exchange it for a lite-on? Plextor…to expensive for my taste these days…I had two lite-on cdrw drives go bad in less than 2 years and thats why i switched to samsung anyway.Can a future firmware update give me “accurate error rate scans” ??

Nope. You can only get accurate scans on Liteon and BenQ. Given that they are less than $40 these days 2 years is not so bad.

If you look at the center hub of the case, you can tell if they are Prodisc or CMC. CMC has a straight tall hub and Prodisc has a shorter tapered one. FYI, I would not have a problem with either one. They are made by CMC and Prodisc, but to MCC specifications. Both should last a long time.

@taktik, no need to get rid of the sammy just do what I do. Keep an eye out for newegg specials and purchase the Lite-On 160 for dirt cheap (can be had for less than $30 shipped). Use the Lite-On for ripping and scanning and then use the Sammy for your burning. The Lite-On 160 is also quite the formidable ripper once you flash it with the PV8D firmware. I have the Pioneer 111D as my dedicated burner and my Lite-On 160 as my dedicated ripper/scanner.

EDIT Speak of the devil. Take a look at what I found at the egg:

There seems to be some question about whether the Samsung 182M is an accurate scanner. I have one, and I have scanned several discs with it. The results are repeatable, and generally seem to agree with scans from my Liteon 165H6S drive.

What program are you using to scan the discs with?

its a damn fine burner too :wink: so far I’ve found it to be slightly better than the samsung 182 for dvd (at least with the media I have on hand), of course the sammy is better with cd-r tho, thats one of the reasons I bought it :slight_smile: