New RitekG04 and NEC 2500a - using HerrieStock firmware

vbimport

#1

Herrie or anyone -

I wanted to run this by you to see what you think. I have been using the Herriestock firmware for just burning G04 Silver Matte discs only - They burn great - I was running out and re-ordered another 200 from the same supplier Meritline - when I noticed the difference in appearance in dye color and media codes, yet the packaging has the media sticker (102-002-050) when using these new disc - Nero (latest version) can only burn them at 4X oppose to the previous one when inserted burn at 8x. Attached are the media codes for both:

Old lot of G04’s (RITEKG04):

** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Media Code’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘Media Code’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 0Eh - Pre-Recorded Information In Lead-In
0000 : 01 40 c1 fd 9e d8 52 00 02 96 0e 14 88 9a 80 00 .@…R…
0010 : 03 52 49 54 45 4b 47 00 04 30 34 00 00 00 00 00 .RITEKG…04…
0020 : 05 88 80 00 00 00 02 00 06 08 12 11 86 67 80 00 …g…
0030 : 07 88 80 00 00 00 00 00 08 06 19 0a 0b 09 01 00 …
0040 : 09 99 05 0c 0b 80 00 00 0a 00 00 00 00 00 10 00 …
0050 : 0b 04 1d 18 a8 88 85 00 0c 89 ac 88 80 00 00 00 …
0060 : 0d 00 00 d0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0070 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0080 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0090 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00a0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00b0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00c0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00d0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00e0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00f0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

New lot of G04’s (RITEKM02):

** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Media Code’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘Media Code’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 0Eh - Pre-Recorded Information In Lead-In
0000 : 01 40 c1 fd 9e d8 52 00 02 87 0d 11 66 78 80 00 .@…R…fx…
0010 : 03 52 49 54 45 4b 4d 00 04 30 32 00 00 00 00 00 .RITEKM…02…
0020 : 05 a8 82 00 20 00 02 00 06 09 11 11 87 78 90 00 … …x…
0030 : 07 a8 82 00 20 00 00 00 08 05 16 0d 10 0a 09 00 … …
0040 : 09 97 07 0e 0b 58 88 00 0a c0 00 00 00 00 10 00 …X…
0050 : 0b 07 1c 13 a8 89 65 00 0c b6 89 88 80 00 00 00 …e…
0060 : 0d 00 00 d0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0070 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0080 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0090 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00a0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00b0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00c0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00d0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00e0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00f0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

I really think that Meritline pretty much screwed me a lot of other people who order these discs as the diffference shows - but if there is any way to modify the speed to 8x using these #$%**_!!! discs I would be highly appreciate any help in this matter.

Many thanks in advance


#2

Those are the new Ritek 4X DVD-R discs.
If Meritline specifically advertised RITEKG04, then you should be able to return them.
If Meritline advertised “4X Ritek DVD-R”, then they did nothing wrong, and you received exactly what was advertised…


#3

Is M02 supposed to be worse than G04? (At least the above post suggest so.)

No one will advertise their product as “Ritek M02”. They will always use “Ritek 4x -R disc”. So… probably we have to spend more time to distinguish a good Ritek from a bad Ritek. :frowning:


#4

I sent them back since the enclosed invoice stated that they were genuine Ritek G04 - I suggest that future purchases should be watched closely. I went back to the Samsung (ty discs) 4x +r’s from New Egg. They burn great at 8x never fails. They have them now at $37.99 for the 50 packs - Also they also have the G04 at $24.99 per 50 pack - but I’ll pay the extra for the TY’s.