Originally posted by vallybally
[B]It's amazing to see such discrepency of the same Ricoh media on 2 different burners...I mean 265 avg. vs .321 avg with the NEC? How is such a large difference possible lol?
Anyway, where are you guys getting these good Ricoh's?
Ie, what brands are almost always Ricoh? Like 50 spindles in particular...Imation? Ricoh's usually made in what country? [/B]
Large differences are possible because they are 2 totally different drives with totally different hardware and write strategies.
I got my Ricohs as Memorex branded DVD+R at OfficeMax. OMax also sells 100packs of RICOH branded as "Arita". I have heard that Imation can be RICOHs, but I've never purchased any myself to confirm. RICOH is usually made in Taiwan I believe.