I got 100 pk spindle of Maxell (Made In Japan) 8x dvd-r for $38 at office depot. Are these media any good? I don’t know the MID since I haven’t opened it (so i can return them if they’re not good). Are these comparable in quality to the Taiyo Yuden (fujifilm and tDK)? Will these media last more than a year or two? Thanks
Maxell -r are the only one comparable to Tayo Yuden.
Their media code have to be MXL RG03. They’re excellent media i won’t return if i was you
Anyway for what driver did you buy?
You can go here:http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=78639 and it will give you an idea of the speeds you may want to burn them at, I bought the same 100 pack and am happy with them.
Just be sure to check through the discs for visable defects. I won’t touch Maxell or Fuji media after my experiences with them.
I have a Pioneer DVR-104. It can only burn up to 2x. But I’m thinking of upgrading to another burner. Any suggestions? I only try to buy media that are made in Japan (TDK, Fujifilm, etc…).
1st choices: NEC or BenQ
2nd choices: LG, Pioneer, Plextor
Read up on other people’s opinions: http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=118027
Maxell media made in Japan is very good stuff in my experience.
Every time Maxell (made in Japan) goes on sale at Office Depot, I rush in to buy them. Iâ€™ve burned a ton of these â€“ plus and minus! Iâ€™m very surprised they scored so low on the â€œwhich media do you preferâ€ CDFreaks poll. But I guess we have a lot of online buyers.
Maybe I got a bad spindle or else I need to burn with something other than my beloved Benq, but the one time I used Maxell MIJ - the scans sucked big time. My PIF graphs looked like the back of pissed off porcupine
This is a scan that I did on my Benq 1620. The Disc was burned at 12x instead of 8x, ie oversped burnt. As you can tell, it is a not too bad burn at all. I know there are tonnes of these scans avail on the site, but at least with this one you do not have to use the search button
Enjoy the fact that you got a not too bad deal on these. Just so you know, I picked this 100 pack up at my local Future Shop, yesterday. 39.99 CDN for 100 of these, sale ends shortly. Get em while you can, excellent dvds.