Maxell f16 or sony d21

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#1

hi guys, i need to get some move dvd+rs i always buy 16x verbatim dvd+r but wanted to know if these discs are as good as there cheaper at the mo. maxell dvd+r (ritek f16) or sony dvd+r (d21)
i have seen some very good scans of the ritekf16 dye on this site but after the very bad ritek g05 dye i’ve never tried ritek dye since


#2

I use Sony, quite often with little trouble.


#3

i’m very instrested in what people think of the ritekf16 dye?


#4

can anyone tell me how good ritekf16 dye is like and what the longtivty is like hope its not like the g05 dye?


#5

I have both MIDs here, but I’ve burned lots of the Sony discs and only one or two of the F16s, so I can’t tell you what the F16s are like long-term.


#6

[QUOTE=jedi_jay;2162806]can anyone tell me how good ritekf16 dye is like and what the longtivty is like hope its not like the g05 dye?[/QUOTE]

Ritek F16 media are made with Fujifilm Oxolife dye - one of the most stabile dye available on the present market.
I never had any bad experience with Ritek’s 16x media.:iagree:


#7

I would actually recommend using both - very good for me and work well. As regards reliability, the F16 dye - and all other Ritek 16x dye’s - have been very stable and compatible for me, so don’t worry too much about that :slight_smile:


#8

I think both technologies are great, but I’d probably buy the Sony before the Maxell discs. Sony seems to take a little more pride in their products.


#9

[QUOTE=pepst;2162813]Ritek F16 media are made with Fujifilm Oxolife dye - one of the most stabile dye available on the present market.
I never had any bad experience with Ritek’s 16x media.:iagree:[/QUOTE]

That is only if you treat the dye right. Not to weak laser powers. (The combination of oxolife 16x + most recorders/standalones and old drives are not a good idea )


#10

I’d go for Sony, unless the F16 stuff is a fair bit cheaper, then I would consider using some of that.


#11

i’ve just found out the maxell dvd+r which i was told were f16 dye turn out to be [CMC MAG.M01](http://www.videohelp.com/dvdmedia?dvdmediadvdridsearch=CMC MAG.M01%20) are these any good? i have not used cmc dye in years


#12

They’re excrement. Stable, mechanically sound excrement, but excrement nonetheless.


#13

[QUOTE=tropic;2164632]They’re excrement. Stable, mechanically sound excrement, but excrement nonetheless.[/QUOTE]

LOL :bigsmile:

I like and use other CMC MIDs - E01, AM3…but I wouldn’t buy M01 again.


#14

There are some media codes I consider worse than CMC MAG M01, like RITEK G05 and…thinking…hmmm…I’m sure there must be more. :stuck_out_tongue:

Seriously, if you already have them why not try them out - a few of them are good (many are not).

If I had the choice I’d go for SONY D21 in a heartbeat.

Haven’t tried any RITEK F16 yet myself.


#15

Stay away from RITEK F16. It’s stable, but like CMC MAG M01, burns horribly on a lot of burners. Many don’t have good firmware write strategies for it. Avoid. Go with Sony.


#16

I’ve had relative success with RITEK F16 in LiteOn drives, and potentially in a Samsung and a Pioneer. They flop horribly in an LG drive [E40L], failing to even be finalized at speeds above 4x.

Comparably, all my drives can deal with SONY D21 at no lower a speed than 8x for usable burns. My LiteOn drives occasionally seem to find a way to produce a bad burn on them, but this has only been “recently” and with only 1 batch. All other burns have been fine unless I screwed it up.

If I just wanted a disc I knew should be reliable, I’d go for SONY D21 [or the -R variant, SONY16D1].