In the 48x-media testing page, cdgrimes says, re: the good error-free burn of a Memorex disk,
Prodisc,…hmm. This media surprised me as well. Too bad Memorex can’t stay with this supplier.
I looked at Memorex 48x disks in a store, and found three different patterns for the white disks (they also had Black and Cool Colors) on the label side. There are other differences, but these are enough to distinguish them:
#1: “Is it live or is it Memorex?” at top, “700 MB / 80 minutes” on left side.
#2: “Is it live?” at left-center, “700 MB / 80 minutes” on right side.
#3: print is all silverized (no blue, as with 1 and 2), “48x multi speed” on right, “www.memorex.com” on left, “Is it live or is it Memorex?” at top.
(The external package was also different for 1 and 2: for #1 the UPC label was near the bottom, was near top for #2. The product number on the UPC, xxxx 4581" was the same for both.)
Is there any correlation between these labels and the manufacturer or factory? between new lots (assumed to be improved) and old lots (probably not as good)? Is the ATIP different for the different labels? (and if not, does this necessarily mean much?)
The store’s dating-tag said September-2002 (for #1), November-2002 (#2), March-2003 (#3).