Aside from the detailed Taiyo Yuden FAQ, is there a thread that focuses on the Serial/Hub codes and their corresponding Media Codes? It would be very convenient to have one thread that contains information that allows for immediate identification of the media code by just inspecting the serial/hub codes.
It can be something like all genuine MCC should have that Z style code and the manufacturer can be identified from the serials on the inner ring or CMC coded discs would have that CM/CP styled serial. Another use for this thread would be for discerning between media codes with similarly styled serials, like Ritek G05’s DR5A03-##### and FUJIFILM03’s DR5F6C-#####. And of course, a guide to easily identify bad media from serial/hub codes.