Is this media ok?

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#1

The local FutureShop is having a big sale on Maxell DVD + and - R media. Here’s the link to what I bought:

Maxell

I see on the side of the case that it says that it was made in Taiwan. I have yet to open it. Is this ok quality media? When I do open it, how can I check if the media is of decent quality?

Thanks for any help.


#2

It depends. They could be MXL, Ritek, or others. Need more information, such as speed (4x, 8x, etc), and serial number from hub.


#3

Would it be a good idea to return them and pick up a pack that is labelled as manufactured in Japan?

They are 8x media. Sorry, I didn’t notice that for some reason the media that I linked to are 4x when the in store sale was on the 8x media.

What program can I use to check to see how well they work in my burner?


#4

I’d recommend you to get some media like TY media(MIJ), for example. And what for a burner do you’ve?


#5

I have a Lite-ON 451S writer. I have never seen any Taiyo Yuden media sold in stores around here. I don’t know of any online Canadian media retailers where I would be able to purchase some either.


#6

Since you have a lite-on drive, you should be able to burn one of these, and run a kprobe scan and see what the quality of your burn is. If you have NERO, you should be able to see what the media code is, and/or use CDSPEED to run a quality test. I have some 4x memorex (haven’t bothered to check the media code), and they seem to burn fine for copying movies on my Pioneer A07xl drive.


#7

Hmm. The sides of the discs are rather lumpy, only the bottom layer though. The writing around the ring for the first disc is C6-02CH3504129611D18 (around the clear part in the centre, right before the hole) and VR5CH3-00013 around the purple ring. The dye on the bottom is purple (does this even matter?). Here is what KProbe has to say:

Is Ritek media considered to be of good quality?


#8

Yo-

Ritek R03’s have been said by some to be decent medias-

Suggest that they may be good enough for burning movies and data storage-

Mike


#9

some burners like it and people are getting good burns and some don’t like it that much, I have found with some of the older Lite-Ons it’s a hit and miss and some will give you a good burn and some don’t on Ritek RO3 the only way to find out is have a try and burn a few disks.


#10

I know that my old lite-on 851s just loved the ritek r02 and r03 media. Some of my other burners don’t like it as well.


#11

I’ve had one batch of RITEKR03 that burnt incredibly well (below 20 PIE), and one that did not (100 PIEs, occasional PIF spikes). Give em a burn and see how they fare!