Good Memorex

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#1

I was at Office Depot yesterday and saw Memorex DVD’s 50pk for $19.99 US. I have sceen that these are CMC. So I asked the manager if they don’t burn good if I could take them back, he said yes. So I get home and give one a try. The are not CMC but RichoJPN03 and burn great I think I might go get another 200. here is a scann of them at burned at 16X in my Plextor 716A


#2

here is another scann burned at 12X in my Plextor 716A



#3

The first scan is quite bad. PIE’s are slightly out of spec (max 280), and the jitter is WAY out of spec (max ~9% - although most media exceeds this limit). I’d say many pickier drives would have a very hard time reading both those discs, because 15% jitter is pretty much unheard of.

Second scan is okay, OK PIF’s and OK PIEs. Jitter is horrid though. I suspect it might be that your Plextor doesn’t like them, because that media is usually very good, although I admittedly know very little about Plextor drives.


#4

Not very good Memorex for me…

Future Shop had 25 disk stacks of Memorex 16x +/- disks on sale for C$10 (cheap!), so I got one of each to try. The DVD+R are RICOHJPNR03 and the DVD-R are CMC MAG. AM3. But while they just meet the specs (<280 PI, <=4 PIF), they’re both far worse than the TY and Verbatim 8x and 16x media I’ve tried so far in my (new) Sony DRU-800A. Not a bargain after all…




#5

I should have posted it as “Good FOR Memorex” but then again I get almost the same scanns as TY’s in my plextor drive. At least they are not CMC MAG.