Maxell 002 50 Pack Staples 17.94

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#1

Just got back from Staples to buy some cases. While there I saw a sign indicating Maxell 8x DVD+ for 17.94. There were 8 on the table so I picked one up and read Made In Taiwan. I was hoping to find it Made In Japan in hopes of getting some Taiyo Yudens which I always use. I picked up the next 6 and all were Taiwan, figured it was a lost cause but picked up the 8th and found made in Japan, Took it home and DVDInfopro shows it as Maxell 002 media.

I have read Maxell is good media but am still disappointed it wasn’t TY’s.
Any thoughts about the price and quality?


#2

I am probably wrong but I don’t ever remember Maxell having TY disks inside 8x DVD+R packs.

Either MAXELL 002, RICOHJPNR02 and 1 other I forgot.


#3

You are not wrong, the TY 's are only the 4x variety in both + and -.
I should have done my homework before purchase, but under the circumstances it was the only Made In Japan there so I grabbed it.
I’m confident they will burn well from what I’ve read, however, I had huge success with the Ty media, when something works stick with it.

Here are some of the codes:
Maxell DVD+R 4x (RICOHJPNR01)
Maxell DVD+R 4x (YUDEN000T01)
Maxell DVD+R 8x High Grade Video (MAXELL002)
Maxell DVD-R 1x (RITEKG03…)
Maxell DVD-R 2x (MXL RG01…)
Maxell DVD-R 4x (MXL RG02…)
Maxell DVD-R 4x (TYG01…)
Maxell DVD-RAM 3x (MXL8)
Maxell DVD-RW 2x (MCC 01RW11n9)
Maxell DVD-RW 2x (TDK502sakuM3)


#4

Please let us know or post a scan of those MAXELL002 I would like to see one.


#5

You shouldn’t be disappointed because some people prefer Maxell media over TY, to me, they are on the same PAR


#6

I picked up a pack of -R and they were Ritek G04’s.


#7

The reason I wanted the Ty’s are that my Liteon burner loves them, doesn’t mean the Maxells will be equally adorned. From what I’ve read it is good media and is the reason I made the purchase. For 17.94 it’s not that big a deal if they don’t perform well, I’ll try a burn during the week. Thanks for advising you feel they are on par with the Ty’s.


#8

I don’t have this in my collections, I may try one. thanks.


#9

No 50pack Maxell at my local Staples. :frowning:


#10

I bought two 50 packs of Maxell 8x in the last couple of weeks on two separate occasions at two separate stores here in the Seattle area. I was hoping for Maxell002’s since I’ve been hearing such good reports, but no luck. Both spindles were Ritek R03’s.
They were usuable but not what I would call prime grade AAA media.


#11

If you want Maxell002s, you have to look for spindles that are Made in Japan.


#12

Maxell 002’s burn great in all three of my burners (nec, liteon and aopen). It’s one of the few that will burn good in the aopen.


#13

I am having some problems with the MIJ Maxell 02’s, I get PIE’s in the 200’s at the begining of the disk. TA’s and PIF’s look good though, I dont get it, Im only burning at 8x and that is what they are rated for. I also picked some from middle and bottom with same results. I am running Plex 716a with 106 firmware. I had to shift to some Verbatim 8x because they burn better.

Any one else having this problem? Should I be worried about the high PIE or just blow it off. It is a spike and the rest of the burn looks good. I will post a burn later.



#14

Maxell 002s gave me less than stellar results in my 812s@832s. Still acceptable, but I got noticeably better burns with cmc mag e01 and f01.