[QUOTE=Nemesys;2084823]Would the country of origin (Made in Xxxx) be an indication?
I may take a shot at the Rich Japan offer, the Verbatims MCC 004 media I have purchased ober the past six months have been awful, regardless of what I purchase or which burner I use.
That may be a signal that it’s time for a change.
I’m willing to give these offers a shot, if the package says “Made in Japan”.[/QUOTE]
None will say MIJ, RICOHJPN R03 is made in taiwan is the best you can hope for. Also dont expect these to compare with Verbs, even so so verbs are much better then Ritek. RICOHJPN R03 is rare with these.