I thought this might be of interest to a few of you as I stumbled onto some older 8x DVD-R Maxell media at a local Sears store that is on sale for $13 per 50-pack.
The side of the package states “FabriquÃ© au Japon” and the MID is MXL RG03 Hitachi Maxell LTD. The DVD+R was Made in Taiwan. I bought a 50-pack of the -R based on some rave reviews in a couple of threads while searching these forums.
Odd thing about these media is that out of three different burners only one burner (Lite-On 160P6S) would burn them at 8x and 12x. The other two burners (BenQ 1650 w/BCIC & NEC 3550A w/Dee’s firmware) only wanted to burn them at 2.4x. If anyone has any suggestions as to what’s up with this please let me know (TIA).
Attached are two scans which were burned at 8x and 6x respectively.
EDIT: The sale began Sunday Jan 7th so it will probably end Saturday evening.