Ricoh Dual Layer...NOT MIT!?!?

I was checking a Japanese CD/DVD burning BBS and found a post discussing Ricoh DL media that wasn’t made in Taiwan, but rather made in Japan! The full code is RICOHJPN-D01-067 (the revision number is different from the media made in Taiwan which is 002). For proof, here is the back of the packaging:

Yes Ricoh announced those some weeks ago.


Do you happen to know a place in Osaka that these could be purchased from??? :bigsmile:

Hmm, so does this mean that the Matrix media that claimed to be Ricoh but was made in China, is now confirmed to be 100% fake? I know there was some debate about this a week or two ago.

Well the serial codes of the China discs are not the same as actual Ricoh, and the serials are consitent with the single layer fake discs. So i guess thats pretty much 100%.

DL media is still to fickle for me to care about though.

Physical Format Information (00h)

0000 - 01 0F 32 10 00 03 00 00 00 FC C9 1F 00 22 D7 FF - …2…"…
0010 - 00 00 00 52 49 43 4F 48 4A 50 4E 44 30 31 43 40 - …RICOHJPND01C@
0020 - 25 25 37 10 00 2C 6C 00 2C 6C 20 1F 0C 0C 14 14 - %%7…,l.,l…
0030 - 02 01 01 20 00 20 1F 0C 0C 14 14 02 01 01 20 00 - …

(recorded with BenQ DW1655, scanned with LITEON SHM-165P6S)



Good to see you back on the forums thia@9. I check your website like every day :iagree:

Good to know. I was pretty sure that it was fake but I wasn’t sure if the debate on it was finally concluded.

Dolphinius_Rex> I think you should be able to get these at BICCAMERA in Namba, Yodobashi in Umeda or at Nipponbashi (kind of Akihabara in Osaka).

My friend was able to find them on Amazon:

Wow… expensive!!

Nevermind, that stuff has a different Ricoh part number, I think it’s the Ritek made Ricoh 8x DVD+RDL’s…

What is thia@9’s website? Two Degrees?

Thia@9’s Web page. He does a lot of Quality testing and Drive reviews in Japanese.

^Thanks, Koba!