Maxell 16X DVD+R ( MAXELL003 )

Thanks to Maxell USA for providing this early sample disc:


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Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R:MAXELL-003-000]
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Disc & Book Type :       [DVD+R] - [Not Available]
Manufacturer Name :      [Hitachi Maxell Ltd.]
Manufacturer ID :        [MAXELL]
Media Type ID :          [003]
Product Revision :       [Not Specified]
Disc Application Code :  [General Purpose]
Recording Speeds :       [1x , 2.4x , 4x , 6x-8x , 6x-16x]
Blank Disc Capacity :    [2,295,104 Sectors = 4,482.6MB = 4.38GB (4.70GB)]
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** INFO : An Empty Writable Disc Is Recommended For Accurate Results
** INFO : Drive = MAD DOG MD-16XDVD9 [FW 2.FA]
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD+R DVD+R-DL DVD+RW DVD-R DVD-RW
** INFO : Disc = [DVD+R:MAXELL-003-000]
** INFO : Write Speeds (Supported By This Drive On This Disc) Listed Below

** INFO : GET PERFORMANCE Write Speed Descriptor(s)
Descriptor #1 = 22160 KBPS (16.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV] 
Descriptor #2 = 16620 KBPS (12.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV] 
Descriptor #3 = 11080 KBPS ( 8.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV] 
Descriptor #4 =  8310 KBPS ( 6.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV] 
Descriptor #5 =  5540 KBPS ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV] 
Descriptor #6 =  3324 KBPS ( 2.40x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV] 

** INFO : MODE SENSE Write Speed Descriptor(s) [Legacy Command]
Descriptor #1 =  8467 KBPS ( 6.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV] 
Descriptor #2 =  7056 KBPS ( 5.09x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV] - [Invalid Entry]
Descriptor #3 =  5645 KBPS ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV] 
Descriptor #4 =  4234 KBPS ( 3.06x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV] - [Invalid Entry]
Descriptor #5 =  2822 KBPS ( 2.04x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV] - [Invalid Entry]
Descriptor #6 =  1411 KBPS ( 1.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV] 
** WARNING : Drive May Have Returned Incorrect Descriptors
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** INFO : Hex Dump Of 'Media Code'-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding 'Media Code'-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 11h (Method 1) - ADIP Information
0000 : a1 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00  00 26 05 3f 00 00 00 00   .........&.?....
0010 : 00 00 07 4d 41 58 45 4c  4c 00 00 30 30 33 00 38   ...MAXELL..003.8
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Spindles of 10 an 25 discs here, not mentioned MIJ in package .
MID is MAXELL003 -Is it possible MIT ? -(As I have read same Maxell discs maybe have PhilipsC16 MID are MIT, but not the specific media found)

I’ve also seen reports that the made in Taiwan 16x DVD+R Maxell discs are PHILIPSC16.

I saw the big box package included DVD+R spindles.
Unfortunately wrote “made in Taiwan”
The question to the supplier answered as these Maxell are now made in Taiwan by Ritek ! .

Anyone have idea ? -Videohelp.com doesn’t report any info yet.

Well we do know that Maxell has used RICOH discs manufactured by Ritek many times in the past, so the best guess would say that the made in taiwan discs are RICOHJPNR03.

There is also a possibility, Ritek now also start made media with Maxell MID (exspecially 16x media) …
As i mentioned before ,new design European packages included these 16x media, not write MIJ .-It’s very strange.

I hope if they are made by Ritek, they are as good as other RICOHJPNR03.

Unfortunately same happened to all new media packages of older rated media (8x DVD+R and DVD-R) -Not mentioned “Made in” anywhere ,except in main package box contains Taiwan information -MID code is still MXL
-I think Maxell outsource main production facilities for cost purposes.