Media Code on these 8x Verbatim?

vbimport

#1

Anybody ordered these before from Buy.com or any other place? I was wondering what the media code was.

They are Verbatim DVD-R 8x, 50 or 100 disc spindle.
Model number 94984

http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10382145&loc=101&hdwt=0&sp=1

and

http://www.supermediastore.com/verbatim-branded-8x-dvd-r-media-94985-rebate-100-free-shipping.html


#2

Verbatim 8x -R have always been MCC 02RG20 in the US.


#3

Thanks


#4

My scan of supermedia’s Verbatim 8X MCC 02RG20 looks exactly like the scan of fake MCC 02RG20 from supermedia.

The scans are at vcdhelp.com’s “media forum”


#5

Fandim?

The Supermedia-branded MCC aren’t “fakes”. They have a Prodisc hub serial. Prodisc makes MCC media for Verbatim. I mentioned this in the thread at Videohelp (Gen-An). Prodisc sometimes sells MCC02RG20 under its own brand.


#6

Wait, so the Verbatim 8x are going to turn out to be bad?


#7

No. They are still excellent discs as a whole. The Prodisc made MCC Verbatims are usually very solid discs.


#8

Get the OEM Verbs from NewEgg!!!

These code as MCC 003 and MCC02RG20, respectively. I have a spindle of each!!!


#9

Wow, NERO burned this discs at 12x automatically, even though the rating is for 8x. This weird?


#10

No, that’s not unusual. The disk is rated at a certain speed, but if the burner’s firmware recognizes it as a certain mid it’s been allowed to ‘overburn’ for (burn faster than the rated speed [i.e., 8x]), then it will if your speed setting is set at “max” before you burn. My Plextor 716a will burn Verbatim 8x DVD+R (mid MCC003) at 12x by default if I let it; however, I can set the speed at 8x in my CopyToDVD burn program, at the CopyToDVD manager before I burn. Since you have Nero, there should be a speed setting you can manually set if you want to burn it at 8x.


#11

Yep, manufacturers do this with exceptional quality media like MCC and Taiyo Yuden. It’s just a matter of hardware, I guess, as to whether or not it will work well. When I burn a Taiyo Yuden disc at 12x, my errors go way past the acceptable level when the speeds start to climb, but other people with the same drive as I do get results better than 8x! In another case, my drive also overspeeds MCC 002 from to 4x to 8x, and sometimes does a better job at 8x!