I just joined this forum to try and find out what I can about some discs
recently purchased from a new vendor for me, CheckOutStore.com.
This was an order of 600 cdrs in 100 cdr spindles.
I have ordered silver Taiyo Yuden CDRs in cakeboxes many
times from distributors such as american-digital. This is my first order from
CheckOutStore. The packaging looks the same as previous Taiyo
Yuden shipments but the discs themselves look very different!
Taiyo Yuden discs I own have an opaque inner ring with a serial
number such as KL566A0252180 written circularly onto this opaque
inner ring. (Earlier versions wrote the number lineraly not
circularly but that was many years ago) The discs I received
have a shiny middle ring (inside the normal recording surface) and
a clear inner ring. The clear inner ring has a serial number such
as 3G2980D. Also the shiny middle ring has a slight groove in it
that my Taiyo Yudens do not have. How do I know these are really
Taiyo Yuden discs? They seem to be from a completely different
manufacturing process to me. I have been buying Taiyo Yuden discs
for over 10 years.
I ran NeroDiscSpeed 4 and they say they are TYs and have the same ATIP info as other ‘known’ TYs(which I dont know how to translate…):
C0 00 98 00 61 18 01 00
4F 3B 48 00 00 00 80 00
00 80 00 00 00 00 00 00
but I am still suspicious.
Any help appreciated.