Hey alex....... I've not had the opportunity to try any India made Verbatims although if it's Moser Baer, which is the only India media that I've seen, I'd like to. But it hasn't shown up in my part of the States as of yet. Sounds like you've seen it. What do you think of it? All I've seen is made in Taiwan and is the ONLY made in Taiwan media thats been worth a shit that I've used. As far as the Ricoh, yes that has been my experience along with quite a few other folks here on this site. Then again, those people are also from the states so that may have something to do with it. I've gotten 1 tub of 100 TDK's that were RICOHJPNR02's that were fabulous. Other than that tub, I've had several tubs of 50 Ridata's that weren't any better than CMC Mags which to me was very dissapointing.