MCC003 tale of two cities..(actually ones a country)

vbimport

#1

well seeing some who have good luck with burning these disks and others that dont i have run into the two production plant issues.

first code that i got with a 10 pack that came with a dual layer marked verbatim data life plus sold at Best Buy


0000 : 01 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00  00 26 05 3f 00 00 00 00   .........&.?....
0010 : 00 00 03 4d 43 43 00 00  00 00 00 30 30 33 00 38   ...MCC.....003.8
0020 : 23 54 37 15 02 52 6c 02  b4 63 15 15 0b 0a 08 08   #T7..Rl..c......
0030 : 01 19 1b 0c 0c 0c 0d 01  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ................

now the packaging on these say made in sigapore.

second code same packaging etc. bought like a week later at best buy


0000 : 01 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00  00 25 4f 2f 00 00 00 00   .........%O/....
0010 : 00 00 03 4d 43 43 00 00  00 00 00 30 30 33 00 38   ...MCC.....003.8
0020 : 23 54 37 12 02 42 6e 02  a8 6b 15 15 0b 0b 08 08   #T7..Bn..k......
0030 : 01 19 1b 0c 0c 0c 0d 01  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ................

now the packaging on these say made in taiwain…but on my LG4120B the first will only burn at 8x while the second will burn at 12x. also the second burn alot better than the first.

this probably explains why some of us were getting very nice burns using stock fw strategy on our 812s and others wern’t.

so next time you buy these make sure to look where they are made or at least the mid code in case these are just two batches made in both places.


#2

I’m still wondering why the new discs burn so poorly on my 812S. I’d think if anything since they are capable of 12x that 8x burning would be even better than the old discs. The ND-2500A doesn’t seem to care about which code; it burns them both well.


#3

i never got that bad of burns with mine using the omni and the forcefallback option.


#4

All the “MCC 003” discs I have are of the “Bn…k” type and were made in Singapore, sold as Verbatim DataLifePlus. Great media!

Regards,
TerminalVeloCD


#5

yes im beginning to think where it was made doesnt matter just the Bn…k is a newer release.


#6

I decided to test one of the MCC003 discs from my new spindle (see my other thread ) on my 812S, which I reflashed to stock US0Q firmware. If you recall I had problems with the new MCC003s (from the 10 disc spindle) on that drive. Well I guess that first spindle was just a bad batch, as the one I tried from the new 50 disc spindle burned perfectly and had no problems writing lead out. And the kprobe scan… :bigsmile:



#7

Hrm, I just noticed the serial numbers on these discs aren’t the same (the one on the purple ring around the plastic hub). On the discs that had problems, the number is ZC8365-DVR-X47B. The one from the new 50 disc spindle that burned fine has the serial# of ZC9667-DVR-X47B. Not sure if that is significant or not, but it’s certainly interesting.


#8

I’ve had “Rl…c” from both Singapore and Taiwan (CMC) - quality appears to be identical. Bottom serial number near the dye ends with X47A

And I’ve had “Bn…k” from Taiwan only (CMC) - quality is much better. Bottom serial number near the dye start end on X47B


#9

This is my media code from my UL Tran 8x media, made in Taiwan…

0000 : a1 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 05 3f 00 00 00 00 …&.?..
0010 : 00 00 03 4d 43 43 00 00 00 00 00 30 30 33 00 38 …MCC…003.8
0020 : 23 54 37 15 02 52 6c 02 b4 63 15 15 0b 0a 08 08 #T7…Rl…c…
0030 : 01 19 1b 0c 0c 0c 0d 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

All I can make on my Liteon 812S are coasters with this media :a

ps. How do you paste the media code to display formatted as you have done ?


#10

use CODE enclosed with brackets then /CODE enclosed in brackets


#11

I burnt these UL Tran 8x, made in Taiwan, 25 spindle, at only 4x and still making bad burns. At least this one was readable. No serial numbers imprinted.




#12

Decided to resurrect this thread to pose a question: Has anyone seen any Singapore MCC 003 lately (or any Singapore MCC media period)? The last time I went to Sam’s club they had a few boxes of DLP 8x +R, and only one was from Singapore, all the rest were from Taiwan. Yesterday when I went the Singapore box was gone and only Taiwan remained. That was also true for the big 100 disc spindles of MCC 02RG20, all MIT. Is Mitsubishi Kagaku doing ANY production in Singapore anymore?


#13

i havent all taiwan


#14

Speaking of MCC 003, I found this to be VERY interesting: http://www.cdr.cz/a/hardware/media/dvd/182

12x CERTIFIED? I know in the US we have those spindles of MCC 003 that say up to 12x on compatible hardware, but the discs are still advertised as only 8x certified…


#15

maybe mistype MCC-004 ???


#16

In that case it would be 16x certified; it’d be pretty stupid for Verbatim to advertise the discs at lower than their certified speed.


#17

I bought a spindle of Verbatim DVD+R at Best Buy and they seem to work great.

I hope this helps, here’s the info.

Package says Made in Taiwan
UPC: 0 23942 94930 5
Hub says: Verbatim DVD+R 8X ZC9667-DVR-X47B
DVDInfo says they are MCC 003.000

Media code shows:


0000 : a1 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00  00 26 05 3f 00 00 00 00   .........&.?....
0010 : 00 00 03 4d 43 43 00 00  00 00 00 30 30 33 00 38   ...MCC.....003.8
0020 : 23 54 37 12 02 42 6e 02  a8 6b 15 15 0b 0b 08 08   #T7..Bn..k......

Packaging says" 1X-8X Speed" but also says “Up to 12X Compatible with 12X hardware”.

My NEC 3500A with NEC firmware 2.18 will only write these at 8X and the scans look really good.

I don’t have a drive capable of doing PI PO scans, but I will try to remember to do some at work and then post them tomorrow.


#18

You can just attach pictures when you click post reply. There’s a section below the textbox where you type your message that says “manage attachments”.


#19

Damn you are fast. I just found that and edited my post, it was only out there for 2 minutes.

Will do, from work tomorrow.


#20

I’m pretty sure that should be ZC8667 :iagree: