Blank Media In Canada

Hey everyone im wondering if you guys could help me out a bit? First off i like in Canada, PE and the stores around here (Futureshop, Walmart) dont carry my usual Maxell 8X MIJ’s anymore all they have is 16x and they are horrible so i was wondering where(Online?) could i buy blank dvd+rs for pretty cheap i used to pay about .31/disk for my maxell MIJs is it possible to get them that cheap online or no? They dont have to be Maxell just something as good or better then the MIJ’s.

Cliffnotes: Where is the best place to buy good quality media online in canada for a decent price.


If you are in Canada, - very reliable and reputable store. Get your taiyo yudens from there. They also sell verbatim & Maxell Plus series, the maxell you will find at Future Shop etc… are mostly RITEK, they used to be good but now they are bloody crap ! I would stay away from maxell they are not at all as they used to be when they used RICOHJPN and initial RITEKR02/R03.

Verbatim 16X DVD+R 25pk @ $4.99
Verbatim 16X DVD-R 25pk @ $4.99

Good media, incredible price!

Would you happen to know what the media code is for them? Are the 16x any good? It seems all the 16x media i have bought all turned out to be CMC MAG media code which sucks i haven’t tried verbatim 16x though.

Verbatim 16x is MCC 004 or MCC 03RG20.

In North America that’s true.

In Europe they can also be YUDEN000 T03 (DVD+R) or TYG03 (DVD-R).

Well, the OP asked about blank media in Canada, so I assumed that he talks about the Verbatim discs in North America.
You’re right though, [B]DrageMester[/B], I just picked up a 50 disc pack of TYG03. :wink:

Sweet thanks guys i just cleaned out my local store of them(only 3 :() but heres the info from dvdinfopro

                        Media Information                            

Region information N/A not a DVD-VIDEO
Media code/Manufacturer ID MCC 004
Media Product Revision Number 00h
Format Capacity Blank Disc
Free Blocks 405405696
Free Capacity 4.38GB(4.70GB)
Book Type DVD+R
Media Type DVD+R
Manufacturer Rated Speed 16.0x 22160KBp
Available Write Descriptor CLV 16.0x 22160KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 12.0x 16620KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 8.0x 11080KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 6.0x 8310KBps
Data area starting sector 30000h
Linear Density 0.267um/bit
Track Density 0.74um/track
Number of Layers 1

                       Complete Media Code                           

00000000 08 02 00 00 A1 0F 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 05 3F …&.?
00000010 00 00 00 00 00 00 07 4D 43 43 00 00 00 00 00 30 …MCC…0
00000020 30 34 00 38 23 54 37 12 02 54 6C 02 92 5F 15 15 04.8#T7…Tl…_…
00000030 0B 0B 08 08 01 19 1B 0C 0C 0C 0D 01 00 00 00 00 …

So are these good then? Any better then my MAXELL002’s?

These are 16x but is it ok if i burn at 8x? I burn most of my stuff at 8x so im just wondering if it will make the quality worse or better.

Thanks a ton for all the help guys!

Those should be good. I don’t have personal experience with the MAXELL002 so I can’t compare.

Most burners in my experience burn 16x media better at 8x than they do at 16x, although there are some rare exceptions. I burn this media and other 16x rated media at 8x in most of my drives as well, the exception being that I burn at 6x in my Optiarc AD-7173A in order to avoid some nasty relinking problems, and at 4x in my NEC ND-4551A for the same reason.

In my laptop drive (Matshita UJ-840S) I never burn at 8x (maximum speed) except for testing purposes or when forced to do so because of software limitations, so I burn at 6x instead.

If you want more, shipping at is only $0.99 :slight_smile:

I just burned some video files at 8x heres the results with Nero CD-DVD Speed quality test(first time using it)

General Information
Firmware: KY06
Disc: DVD+R (MCC 004)
Selected speed: 8 X
PI errors
Maximum: 124
Average: 5.10
Total: 13655
PI failures
Maximum: 4
Average: 0.06
Total: 89
PO failures: n/a
Jitter: n/a
Scanning Statistics
Elapsed time: 3:24
Number of samples: 30146
Average scanning interval: 1.12 ECC
Glitches removed: 0

Im not sure how to tell if its good or not but it doesnt look too good :(.

Thats not a proper test, run the “Create data Disc” Test

Every other week or so Staples in Canada have either 25 or 50 or 100 unit cakeboxes of Verbatim 16x media on sale both +R or -R (MCC004). They normally go for 31¢ to 34¢ a piece, really great pricing, about the same price as a on line purchase but without handling and shipping charges to pay over and above Blankmedias on line advertised price. Actually most times Stables are cheaper over all when all Blankmedia charges are factored in.

Ok i just did that and heres the results:

General Information
Firmware: KY06
Disc: DVD+R (MCC 004)
Selected speed: 8 X
PI errors
Maximum: 11
Average: 2.60
Total: 24157
PI failures
Maximum: 2
Average: 0.03
Total: 372
PO failures: n/a
Jitter: n/a
Scanning Statistics
Elapsed time: 9:53
Number of samples: 109937
Average scanning interval: 1.30 ECC
Glitches removed: 0

I burned this one at 16x by mistake. Why were the videos i burned first worse quality then this because all i mostly burn are video files :doh:

What makes you think that’s not a proper test? It is a proper test. You do not need to run the “create data disc”. That’s stupid in my opinion because you are effectively wasting a disc just for testing purposes. Why not just burn a movie or game etc and scan it?

By the way, don’t be fooled by what people post and claim as a “good scan”. Your discs are within spec and should work well. Plenty people on this forum over analyze these “quality scans” and get the wrong idea. It’s not a professional method for testing discs and doesn’t mean a great deal.

As long as the disc is fully readable and doesn’t show playback problems, reading problems etc it should be alright.

The first test is not solid becuase when you write a full disc your able to see how the burner can handle the media at full speed.

As for the create data test being a waste, hardly. DVD’s are 25 cents a piece I am sure it will not be a major financial hit.

Exactly! :clap:

You guys have been really helpful thanks again. One last thing, Would these be good to burn videos/data to and have them last a long time, like years?

Just picked up 8 of these from a local store :slight_smile: . $0.20/disk for MCC004’s is a awesome deal!!

You can also get them shipped to a local store as well for free. Here’s to hoping my 6 spindles get here soon. :wink: