MAM-A DVD-R 4.7GB 8x White Inkjet Gold Archive

I just bought 50 of these for $100 from I wanted a premium DVD-R, it was either MAM-A or Verbatim Ultralife. LGE08!! Did I make a bad choice?

Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:LGE08]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD-R] - [DVD-R]
Manufacturer Name : [LG Electronics Inc.]
Manufacturer ID : [LGE08]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,298,496 Sectors = 4.71 GB (4.38 GiB)]

[ DVD Identifier V5.0.1 - ]

I would prefer Verbatim UltraLife over MAM-A.
MAM-A has been using all kinds of weird stuff for their high speed 8x and 16x DVD media, and they’re not really worth the price IMO. :frowning:

Too bad Verbatim Ultralife does not make white inkjet surfaces. For DVD-R, Verbatim uses Advanced AZO dye, MAM-A uses Phthalocyanine dye, Taiyo Yuden uses AZO (Advanced AZO?) too, am I right?

Not much information on the kind of DVD dye technology available/used. All I found out is most uses AZO and cyanines. Phthalocyanine DVD dye does not exists.

You must be american. Look what we euro’s can get. :bigsmile:

Also 5 packs in DVDtype-jewelcases.

WOnder if MAM-A bought this stuff from LG or that they are now ussing LG’s stampers. With MAM-A both is possible I say.
Could you post a serialnumber if there is one of this disc?
And if possible the stamper code as well ?

But they’re expensive; about 5 times the price of non-printable non-hard-coat Verbatim DVD-R media.

I have ordered some to try them out, however.

Yes there expensive.
32 euro’s for 25 pcs. Hmm let’s do a calculation.
50 pcs is 50 euro’s.
According to google. 1 euro is 1.3176 dollars at the moment.
So 64 euro’s times 1.3 is still less as those MAM-A LG’s of the topic starter !

Compared to MPO GOLD verbatim also ain’t that expensive.

Actually, it’s more like € 1 =< $1.

LG’s media is, IIRC, produced by Prodisc… :confused:
Which country of origin does the disc have?

Mam-a Lge08
6354 D11 29026 1g
G47 Eh043

Where do you get them that cheap? Nierle sell them at €40 for 25pc cakebox.

dakhaas is correct - 1 Euro = 1.3241 USD right now.

I was talking about the actual purchasing power… :eek:

Froogle’s cheapest result for Germany is € 33.90 + shipping. (Same place as were I took that picture from.) I think they also have the more expensive a disc 5-packs as well.

Looks to be MAM-A made.

No more MAM-A for me. I’ll try Verbatim Ultralife.

That looks like the US version of the European HardCoat Verbatims.

It has the VideoGard (= Hard Coat Protection) and the Photo Printable top, but does it also have a Gold/Silver reflective layer like the Archival Grade media?

No, unfortunately there is no printable version of the Ultralife Archival media for the US market.

I wonder if the “gold/silver” reflective layer on the Archival Grade discs makes it scan worse?