I work for Conrexx Technology, the European subsidairy of the RITEK Corporation (www.ritek-europe.com). I was tipped about this thread by one of the CD Freaks moderaters and I would like to give you some first hand information as I can imagine things are getting confusing.
First of all, the only 3 brands owned and managed by RITEK in Europe are: Traxdata, Ridata and Arita. The Ridisc branded discs that we are talking about in this thread are NOT a genuine RITEK brand, although you might assume this from the name. This brand is distributed by a company called E-Net. Although RITEK at first has produced these Ridisc discs, production has been stopped for some time now. We found out that our low Grade media, which normally should not enter the European market, was printed with Ridisc and mixed with the original B-Grade Ridisc discs. So yes, it’s possible that you can have good G04/G05 RITEK Dye discs branded with Ridisc, but there’s a chance that there’s low grade media in it as well. Our apologies for that.
At this moment Ridisc is manufactered by CMC; we don’t know what grade media it is. So if you want to be sure you have high quality and reliable RITEK media look for Traxdata, Ridata or Arita.
I will be following this thread for a while so if you have any more questions, I will try to answer them.
NB: we are not finished with Ridisc/E-Net yet. Take a look at the website of:
www.ritekusa.com (American Subsidairy of RITEK) and
See the similarities? By copying content and looks these guys do everything to confuse the end-user by making them think Ridisc is a genuine RITEK brand. Beware!