Dust

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#1

I have recently looked at some brand new, just out of the packaging Ritek media and have noticed surprising amounts of dust on the DVDs with my new pen torch. Before I have not noticed this dust and burns have been going well.

I thought I had a bad batch so I opened a brand new spindle pack of Datasafe CMC DVD-R media (50). To my surprise these also had dust on the writing surface.

Am I just unlucky or is dust a common thing for brand new DVD-R? P.S. we’re talking of the spindle wrap packed media in the case of Ritek


#2

Dust can get into any packaging some of my Verbs were dusty when I opened the spindles. CHange brand by the way Ritek are bloody awful, burn great then die quickly. Oh and I was never a Ritek hater, I loved my Riteks before the quality control went down faster then the tights on a lady of the night.


#3

You really shouldn’t buy Riteks. I’ve only used a few, and they’re at the very best average, mostly bad. What brand were the Ritek’s under? Also, I would avoid Datasafe personally as their an E-Net brand.


#4

Yep, ditch the Riteks.

I must be fairly lucky, the majority of my spindles have been dust-free…


#5

Same here too, my spindles so far have been dust free.


#6

I should add I never noticed the dust before, but it stands out like hell under a pen torch / halogen lighting

Ritek are not doing too bad for my setup at the moment, I have burns months old that are still perfectly fine. The thing is I rarely burn the full 4.7gb, in the case of Gamecube games 1.5gb! Which makes me reluctant to spend more at the moment. Although I’m seriously tempted to get a tub of premiums for burns over 4gb as the CD speed graph dips like a steep rollercoaster at that point :smiley:


#7

The gamble is your own decision but man, having entire batches going south after less than a year is just too much for me to bother with investing in.


#8

Interestingly, I found a similar problem today with Verbatim 8x DVD+R (MCC003) in 100 disc cakebox.

The cakebox had a white paper marketing disk inside the cakebox on top, and several soft white spacer rings.

I’ve found white stuff on the disks, and the top disc has a white clump that would not come off without enough pressure to put faint scratches in the surface.

I’ve also found lots of dust in shrink-wrapped TY ValueLine disks.

However, Taiyo Yuden cakeboxes have no paper disk, no rings, and no dust of any sort.


#9

Dust can get into any packaging some of my Verbs were dusty when I opened the spindles.

So we are the only two who have encountered this with Verbatim DVDs ?

With these Verbatim 8X DVD+R (MCC-003 Made in Taiwan), I find that when I try to gently brush the dust away with a CD cloth, it just attacts more dust.

More than one of the specks are stuck solidly enough to require too much force to move them (light scratching).

Any solution for this ?


#10

Yep… ritek are terrible… sell them on ebay or take them to the beach and use them as frisbies.


#11

Use cannned air :wink:


#12

Yep, I use canned air on alot of my media before burning. It only costs about CAN $2/can at costco, too. :slight_smile: If I was paying the ~$7/can that is standard at most other places, I’d probably reconsider.