****Better to try MAXDATA disk, cheapest and best quality. *****
Guys if you use Verbatim DVD-R now better try Iomega DVD-R 16x
======Iomega Really Run DVD-R 16x===Disk Info are blow=============
Nero CD-DVD Speed: Disc Info
Disc type: : DVD-R
Book Type : DVD-R
Manufacturer: : Verbatim
==============Iomega DVD same production line as Verbatim =========
MID : MCC 03RG20
Write speeds: : 1 X - 2 X
Blank Capacity : 4.38 GB
: 4489 MB
: 4707321856 bytes
Layers : 1
Usage : General
Copyright protection : n/a
Disc Status : Empty
Pre-recorded Information in Lead-in (0Eh)
0000 - 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 02 85 0D 0E 88 9A 80 00 - .@…R…
0010 - 03 4D 43 43 20 30 33 00 04 52 47 32 30 20 20 00 - .MCC.03…RG20…
0020 - 05 88 80 00 00 00 02 00 E0 D4 05 00 18 EE 92 7C - …|
0030 - 78 FB 92 7C FF FF FF FF 71 FB 92 7C 18 6A DA 77 - x…|…q…|.j.w
0040 - 51 6A DA 77 00 00 15 00 02 00 00 80 30 00 00 00 - Qj.w…0…
0050 - 18 00 00 00 30 00 00 00 18 D5 05 00 40 00 01 00 - …0…@…
0060 - 0B 00 00 00 20 D4 05 00 4E 00 4E 00 98 D5 05 00 - …N.N…
Do you have any actual data (test results, experience…) to backup your recommendations?
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I certainly wouldn’t be tempted to use any of the above mentioned brands at all. I know Verbatim uses the best quality MCC coded discs, so I don’t see any reason to move from them. Also, I find that Verbatim 16x is easy to find.
Ditto - though for some time the Infinity-branded ones were excellent (don’t know if this is still the case).
I’ve used MCC004 discs under the Infiniti brand aswell, CMC produced and they were excellent - I haven’t used them recently though. I’ve used Prodisc, Moser Baer and CMC made MCC Verbatim 16x discs, and I have never had a problm with them, although I haven’t used them that extensively - I think its 50 from CMC, 25 from Prodisc and 25 from Moser Baer, although I’m not 100% certain.
I’m assuming you’re located in Australia, Maxdata seems to be only a local brand and Iomega dvdr is being distributed now through Maxdata in Australia. Bear in mind that the brands we get in Australia might not be readily available overseas, and vice versa.
I assume the Maxdata discs you’re talking about are the ones made by Gigastorage. While they’re no doubt more than acceptable discs (through PI / PF testing, longevity and coaster rate), i personally won’t buy from Maxdata anymore.
I’ve found 2 cases of Maxdata selling faked MID media, once fake TYG02 which resulted in acceptable initial quality levels, but fast deterioration, which can trick people into believing they’re decent quality. And the second occasion was with 50 spindles of Maxdata 8x dvd+r which was faked MCC003. This media was terrible right after being burnt, PI levels around 300 according to Lite-on and Benq tests.
As for Iomega 16x dvd-r, it’s possibly on my list of media to try out.
The Infiniti ones I bought several weeks back (MCC004) are excellent. I believe they’re MIT (CMC), as Kev says.
If they’re really much much cheaper then maybe it’s worth a try but most MCC media sold under other brands (except for Infiniti and older HP DVD MIS media) is B-grade media with MCC’s code sold by CMC, Prodisc or MBI.