Fake TY media?

I purchased 50 Taiyo Yuden 8X DVD-R 4.7GB Silver Inkjet Printable from checkoutmedia store

i burned the disks with a sony SONY DVD RW DW-G120A at 4x, anyways about 25 percent of my disks ahve been coastyers, wayyy higher than the almighty ty. anywho could someone please verify these codes for me. :kiss:

egion information N/A not a DVD-VIDEO
Media code/Manufacturer ID TYG02
Format Capacity Blank Disc
Free Blocks 411107328
Free Capacity 4.38GB(4.71GB)
Book Type DVD-R
Media Type DVD-R
Manufacturer Rated Speed 8.0x 11080KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 8.0x 11080KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 6.0x 8310KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 4.0x 5540KBps
Write Strategy Speed 4.0x 5540KBps
2x Speed OPC beta 08
2x Speed OPC power 0E
2x Write Strategy field 1 11 87 78 80
2x Write Strategy field 2 88 80 00 00 00 00
4x Speed OPC beta 06
4x Speed OPC power 13
4x Write Strategy field 1 0D 10 0E 07
4x Write Strategy field 2 97 07 0D 0B
4x Write Strategy field 3 80 00 00 00
4x Speed OPC beta multi-pulse 06
4x Speed OPC power multi-pulse 18
4x Write Strategy field 4 17 85 78 75
4x Write Strategy field 5 D6 89 A8 92 01 20
4x Write Strategy field 6 10 00 D0 00 00
Data area starting sector 30000h
Linear Density 0.267um/bit
Track Density 0.74um/track
Number of Layers 1

                       Complete Media Code                           

00000000 00 6C 00 00 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 02 87 0D 10 .l…@…R…
00000010 66 78 80 00 03 54 59 47 30 32 00 00 04 00 00 00 fx…TYG02…
00000020 00 00 00 00 05 AA A2 22 22 20 02 00 06 08 0E 11 …"" …

Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

I’ll move this thread to the main Blank Media forum, as the Blank DVD Tests forum is for test results only, not discussion. :wink:

Edit: Done.

Check around the hub of the disc (centre) for a code that goes like this: GGxxxxxx (where the x’s are numbers). If it’s there, the discs are genuine. :slight_smile:

thanks, but alas i read about that and it also said to look at the opposing 5 numbers, but there are only 4 and i also asked because of the coasters and i read on another forum that what i had is in fact a fake. but that is one person.

Post the numbers/code that you see around the hub and we’ll tell you if they’re fakes or not.

We can’t say much one way or the other until you do that. The info posted above doesn’t tell us anything about whether they’re genuine.

With the info you provide, no one on earth can tell you if this is fake media or not. :disagree: (though the fact that you bought them in a 50-discs pack sounds suspect to me, but maybe this is normal in some parts of the world - here we have only 100-discs packs for unbranded TY).

As [B]Arachne [/B]explains, only the presence or absence of the [B]GG/B code allows definitive identification. :iagree:

They sound fake. TY can have bad burns at times, but out right coasters usually is a sign of fake media.

As everyone has said, somewhere on the hub the serial number says “GG…”. If it does not start with GG… then you most likely have a fake.

hmmmm it does start with gg
although backwards and they look funny,
its gg000153

0902- very small letters opposite

why couldnt they easily be able to counterfiet the numbers

anddddd can’t you tell from the 00000000 00 6C 00 00 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 02 87 0D 10 .l…@…R…
00000010 66 78 80 00 03 54 59 47 30 32 00 00 04 00 00 00 fx…TYG02…
00000020 00 00 00 00 05 AA A2 22 22 20 02 00 06 08 0E 11 …"" …

isnt that the whole point of a cmd-media code?

Genuine TY.

why couldnt they easily be able to counterfiet the numbers
They don’t need to. Too much work for no real edge. If you’re going to sell “fake” anything, you don’t really care of post-buying identification… :wink:

So it’s a very bad batch of genuine TYG02 then. :frowning:
Scarse, but not really isolated.

Unless your [I]burner [/I]is to blame :confused: (I don’t know this model in the least BTW). Does it burn other media properly?

Hi coderedmase, welcome to CDFreaks! :slight_smile:

GG000153 is a genuine Taiyo Yuden code.

“They” could but there are no reported cases of this happening so far.

As Franck and Drage said, genuine TY.

The point of a media code, amongst other things, is to tell the burner which write strategy to use from what’s stored in its firmware. It is not a surefire way of telling a fake from the real thing.