Fakes or reals


Last weekend I bought a 50 pack of verbatims dvd-r 16x’s on a pc fair.
however they will only burn 12x on my asus 1604p burner, while cheaper emtecs burn 16x.

Did i buy fake verbatims or real ones:

Package says:

Made in japan
DVD-R version ver 2.1/1x-16x rev 6.0

Disk identifier:

Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:TYG03]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD-R] - [DVD-R]
Manufacturer Name : [Taiyo Yuden Co. Ltd.]
Manufacturer ID : [TYG03]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,298,496 Sectors = 4.71 GB (4.38 GiB)]

[ DVD Identifier V5.0.1 - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]

Thanks in advance, i need a responce as i need reliable dvd’s that will last 5 years or more…

Look on the hub of the disc and the code there;

TAIYOYUDEN 2x DVD-R (batch code: GBxxxxxx)
TYG01 4x DVD-R (batch code: GDxxxxxx)
TYG02 8x DVD-R (batch code: GGxxxxxx)
TYG03 16x DVD-R (batch code: GHxxxxxx)
TYG11 8x DVD-R DL (batch code: BGxxxxxx)
YUDEN000 T01 4x DVD+R (batch code: TCxxxxxx or TSxxxxxx)
YUDEN000 T02 8x DVD+R (batch code: TGxxxxxx)
YUDEN000 T03 16x DVD+R (batch code: THxxxxxx)

^ From the TY FAQ ^

GH000156 it says.

Cant all these codes be fakes though?

I can’t see ‘‘That’s 50 pcs’’ anywhere on my cakebox :confused: .

It doesnt matter if Thats isnt on the cakebox, Thats is just one of the brand names under which TY is sold.

They’re genuine Taiyo Yuden-made Verbatims. Welcome to the forum. :slight_smile:

Hi Snovvdog, welcome to CDFreaks! :slight_smile:

Your discs are genuine, which can be seen from the GH000156 code. There are no known instances of these hub codes being faked so far.

Verbatim Europe sell Taiyo Yuden manufactured media as 16x DVD-R (and also as 16x DVD+R as well as some other media) with a TYG03 media code.

Apparently the firmware in your Asus drive can’t or won’t burn these faster than 12x, but the time difference will be minimal and you will probably get a better burn than you would at 16x, so I wouldn’t worry about that.

Thanks all for the responces, sorry for my questions but this is the 1st time i buy a big ammount of dvd’s as I never trusted such media, old cd’s always died on me, don’t want the same happening to all this data I have now.

I suppose i can trust the dvd’s then. :slight_smile:

nvm, moved this post to appropriate forum.