Fake TYG02 Media?

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Disc Type: : DVD-R
Book Type : DVD-R
Manufacturer: : unknown
Write speeds: : 4 X - 8 X
Blank Capacity : 4.38 GB
: 4489 MB
: 4707321856 bytes
Extended Information
Layers : 1
Usage : General
Copyright protection : n/a
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Disc Status : Empty

Raw Data

Pre-recorded Information in Lead-in (0Eh)
0000 - 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 02 87 0D 10 66 78 80 00 - .@…R…fx…
0010 - 03 54 59 47 30 32 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - .TYG02…
0020 - 05 AA A2 22 22 20 02 00 20 D5 05 00 18 EE 90 7C - …""…|
0030 - 78 FB 90 7C FF FF FF FF 71 FB 90 7C 18 6A DD 77 - x…|…q…|.j.w
0040 - 51 6A DD 77 00 00 15 00 02 00 00 80 30 00 00 00 - Qj.w…0…
0050 - 18 00 00 00 30 00 00 00 58 D5 05 00 40 00 01 00 - …0…X…@…
0060 - 0B 00 00 00 60 D4 05 00 4E 00 4E 00 D8 D5 05 00 - …`…N.N…

Brand name: JANQ
Speed: DVD-R 1-8X
Inkjet Full Face Printable
Serial Number: Nothing printed on DVD’s
Manufactured: Not stated on Pack
Quantity: Spindle Of 50.
Price Paid $25 Australian

Just wondering if the 8x Taiyo Yuden are the realk deal or fake? I’ve been told by the supplier they are the real deal TY media but I’m not too sure.
Further more the band name is not mentioned anywhere on the net after doing an extensive search for it.

Look for a serial number stamped in the center hub of the disc. If there’s a ‘GGxxxxx’ serial number, it’s real, otherwise it’s fake.

Yup, although given the label I am pretty sure they are fake. For future reference stick to media that is actually being sold as unbranded Taiyo Yuden and not some off the wall brand claiming the TYG02 media ID code.

There is nothing printed on the center hub. Its just blank.

Looks like your supplier is a liar :stuck_out_tongue:

Those numbers are quite hard to see. They are on the recording side of the disc. The easiest way to see them is to shine a flash light on the disc and slowly rotate the disc. They will be illuminated by the light and should show up clearly at just the right angle.

If you really can’t find any numbers there, then yes it’s fake TY.

Here’s what a real TY should look like:

Depending on the media, the number will be:

-R 4X (TYG01) = GD000000
-R 8X (TYG02) = GG000000
-R 16X (TYG03) = GH000000
+R 4X (YUDEN000 T01-01) = TS000000
+R 8X (YUDEN000 T02-01) = TG000000
+R 16X (YUDEN000-T03-01) = TH000000

JANQ = JUNK :bigsmile:

Or TCxxxxxx , as my own Maxell 4x +Rs are.

It’s even mentioned in our very own TY FAQ. :slight_smile:

LOL @ minaelromany! :bigsmile:

Seriously speaking ,
When people are gonna understand that genuine TY media have to be from “Known” manufacturers and it [B]must[/B] be MIJ ?
Meeting these two conditions will assure you that you get genuine TY , because I saw Sony branded TY media that were MIHK and they are fake .

Well, Miflop in Spain is for example a smaller brand and they have a reputation for selling quality media. But TY must be MIJ, that’s right.
(Although Kenshin posted that TY also has factories abroad - can anybody confirm this?)

The Sony branding must have been faked as well.

Buying from known good sellers always helps, too. :slight_smile:

Agree with Two Degrees as well.


That is something you don’t see every day :
Fake brand + Fake MID

It happened recently in Europe with Verbatim 8x DVD-Rs.

Perhaps you are referring to this:

Help us to identify the source of fake Verbatims


Yep, TY has factories all over the world, but I’m just not sure which ones are related to their storage media business. I do know, though, that their media packaging plant is in China, so chances are that your TY media was packaged in China :stuck_out_tongue:

Hmm… so it’s MIJ and PIC. Media is made in Fukushima and the shrinkwrap is made in China. Better than both being MIC isn’t it?