You might save yourself some time and do a bunch of searching and reading of the sticky info/threads in the Blank Media forums.
But as KG_EvilBoy said the MID (media code) is the basic type of disk which is made up from the [B]Dye and lots of other things[/B], and can be made at a number of [B]Plants[/B] and also [B]under License[/B] from that maker hence …Verbatim’s own disks are MCCxxxx, and are made at quite a few places, but IMO most of the MIT and MII media is very good, in other words I often say that I like MCCxxx media the best. No matter what factory made it, its basically all Verbatim. The same sort of thing goes for most MID’s I think.
The codes that are written in the transparent hub part are internal hub codes that may vary from production plant to production plant.
This is what I call the [B]BATCH [/B]number, and will lead to a single factory/batch of disks …not just a [B]range[/B] (DVD -R or 16x etc) of media like the MID.
Made in Taiwan = CMC or Prodisc
Made in India = Moser Baer
Made in Singapore = Mitsubishi Chemical corp
All media from any of these is MCC or Mitsubishi Chemical corp media and will have an MCCxxxx MID for the range of disk. I also thought that Singapore was MKM or Mitsubishi Kagaku Media.
MI Japan media is yet another thing, because its made by Taiyo Yuden for Verbatim it is [B]NOT [/B]MCCxxx media.
To save yourself time if you get Verbatim media, thats unopened in Verbatim packaging, 99+% of the time you will get good media, I have not heard of a fake media that also does the whole package ???
Am I correct in thinking this, regs ???