Since Verbatim hasn’t put out any made in Singapore single layer discs for a while now, it’s been the case that most of their discs made by other manufacturers using Verbatim’s technology (“MCC …” media code) have been good. These discs are made in Taiwan or made in India. There is now also a made in U.A.E. (United Arab Emirates) that appears to be great. All of those are made with Verbatim’s technology and SHOULD be okay.
Recently, though, there has been an increase in Verbatim’s use of discs made by the other manufacturers NOT using Verbatim’s technology. It is these discs that are no better than TDK, etc., but still should be good. EDIT: see next post for more accurate info.