CMC Magnetics DVD-RW

Lite-On iHBS112 5L09, 4481 MB burned at 6x

sold as “TDK DVD-RW 6× in jewel case”
MID: CMCW04
made in Taiwan

supplied by EZ647 :flower:


Plextor BD-R PX-LB950SA 1.06, 4488 MB burned at 4x

sold as “Philips 4x DVD-RW”
MID: CMCW03
made in Taiwan (2011 batch)

supplied by EZ647 :flower:


Asus DRW-24B1LT 1.03, 4487 MB burned at 6x

sold as “TDK DVD-RW 6× in jewel case”
MID: CMCW04
made in Taiwan


Philips DVD8631 vBB03, 4488 MB burned at 4x

sold as “Philips 4x DVD-RW”
MID: CMCW03
made in Taiwan (2011 batch)


Hi guys!

Recorded by “ATAPI iHAS124 Y” fw BL0X @ 4x
Scanned by “ATAPI iHAS122 A” fw DL0P
Sold as “HP 4x DVD-RW”
MID: CMCW03


MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ8E2Q 1.00, 4,02 GB burned at 4x

sold as "Philips 4x DVD-RW"
MID: CMCW03
made in Taiwan (2011 batch)

BENQ DVD DD DW1650 BCIC, 4,38 GB burned at 4x

sold as “Philips 4x DVD-RW”
MID: CMCW03
made in Taiwan (2011 batch)

Nice colors :slight_smile:

Philips 4x DVD-RW / CMCW03
Manufactured 03/2016
Burned with Pioneer BDR-209EBK @ 4x

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30th burn

35th burn

40th burn

Oops, sorry, I did overlook “4x”.
Thank you for putting that much work into it.

I have a Sony DVD+RW which is used with UDF 2.01.
When I wrote some files to it using a damaged SN-208FB at school, some sectors became unreadable. Probably, some idiot pupils touched the lens, because that is a slim drive.

When writing some files, one must write small files to allow circumventing the damaged LBAs or delete the damaged files.

I have no screenshots yet, but TSST SE-208 fails scanning, unlike my cheap but really good LiteOn eTAU108, whose only weakness is error correction on a damaged TYG02, which is not any better than GDR8162B.
The DVR-107 (DVR-R07 from DV-RW250) is really good at coping with damaged DVDs, but rather terrible for CDs. Exactly opposite for GDR-H20N.

45th burn


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Is it Platinium-Branded?

My Platinum R’s are RITEK, RWs are CMC.

50th burn

Uhm… looks not great

55th burn

60th burn

65th burn

Nice colors :slight_smile:

Did your drive can still read it at max. speed 12x?

Till now, yes.
But I don’t think the disc will make it to 100 burns.

Just wanted to use the disc again today, so it’s the…

66th burn




another try,
67th burn

R.I.P.


This disc lasted 2,5 years and the error rates only increased that much when the disc was re-written after a long time.
When the disc was re-written after only some days, there was not much error increasement.
So maybe for heavy users who re-write their RW discs every day, it could last for much more burns.
By the way, with Ritek RW discs I don’t have this heavy error increasements.

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