RICOH media in the USA

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#1

Where are you guys buying RICOH media in the USA?

I used to buy the R01 (RIDATA 4X) from Newegg.com but they have been discontinued.

Wouldn’t mind being able to pick up some R02 on a consistent basis. I just have not seen any RICOH media around, locally or otherwise.

Thanks in advance for the responses.


#2

http://www.allmediaoutlet.com/allmedia/ricoh-dvd-media-subcat-1210.htm

That’s the only place I know of in the US that sells Ricoh-branded Ricoh media, aside from Ricoh USA’s online shop. Other than that, I guess you have to do some digging to see if there is any Sony or Fuji 4x DVD+R still around in your area, which should be R01.


#3

Fuji, Maxell, TDK, and Imation appear to have some discs out that are R02’s.

If you’re interested in R03, you can get them at Best Buy under their Dynex brand.


#4

Imation seems to be the only ones left as far as R02 goes, aside from maybe some Fuji 5 color 10 packs of 8x DVD+R (in slim cases). Maxell 8x +R MIT seems to all be RITEK R03 judging by the various reports, and TDK seems to only be supplying CMC and MBIL, at least from what I’ve seen.


#5

Thanks for the response fellas, I certainly appreciate it.
I will start with what you have given me so far.

Other input still welcomed.


#6

Printable Memorex 8x DVD+R is very likely to be RICOHJPNR02. :slight_smile:


#7

Some Memorex 16x is also RICOHJPNR03.
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=139497


#8

I really wouldn’t bother with RICOHJPNR02. Lots of people have had success with it, but whenever I had used it, it sucked for me.

I am having some success with the RICOHJPNR01’s though. They are good.


#9

Thanks for the Memorex suggestion.
I wish there was a more concrete way to identify the RICOHs. I would hate to walk out with CMC MAG.

Where is the RICOH media made, Japan or Taiwan?

@ rugger
RICOHJPN R01 has been a part of my inventory for a few years now and the burns have always been nothing short of superb. My ND-3500 will burn these at 12X but my SOHW-1633 can only manage 4X, unless I swap the RICOHJPN R02 write strategy. Then the burns are great at 8X.

RICOH media has never sold me short.


#10

RICOH media is manufactured by Ritek Taiwan, with Ricohs tech., stamper, quality control etc. Unless there’s been a change recently that I’m not aware of.

Q.


#11

Based on feedbacks, I thought Ridata 8X was RICOHJPNR02. I can’t guarantee it, though. I am personally have RICOH 4X/8X +R under RICOH brand, and they served me very well.


#12

Well then, if Memorex uses it, Radio Shack is selling 25pk 16x Memorex spindles for $9.99, you could take a chance and see if you get any. I might give it a try if I’m out near one sometime soon.


#13

From my experience, if I had to choose between CMC MAG E01 and RICOHJPNR02, I would take CMC MAG E01 every time.


#14

I purchased 8X RIDATA 50PK from Newegg before and they turned out to be RITEK R03. :Z :Z :Z :Z
A friend also had the same experience. We both agreed this is pretty lousy media.

The 100PK you linked to has different packaging but I don’t want to get stuck with 100 Ritek R03.

Thanks


#15

I have Ricoh branded discs (X8 +R RICOHJPNR02-03), that are “made in india”.

I do not have a liteon nor benq drive to test em, but so far so good, but only when burn at their rated speed, my 3500 fw2.1A burn them at x12 if I choose MAX speed. At x12, burns are much more unreliable.


#16

Interesting. Moser Baer make Ricohs… That’s news to me, though I have to admit I personally don’t have a lot of experience with Ricoh MID media. Thanks for the info.

Q.


#17

I have had the same problem two years(or more) ago. At that time, I could find RICOHJPNR01 under Ritek/Ridata/Arita/Imation/Cyqve/CD-Tech brands etc. But I could find RITEKR01 under Ritek/Ridata/Arita … So I went RICOH brand only.

Yes, I have RICOH 2.4X/4X/8X +R under RICOH brand now. No mess with RITEKR02/R03 :iagree:


#18

Could you post the serial numbers in the plastic inner ring and the ones located at the underside close to the printing area ? (This one could be hard to read.)

Because I like to check something.


#19

sure :slight_smile:

innermost, label side: 5030 548 +R C B 02317
writable side: 31118-B2
writable side, smaller: D1118B20538R


#20

Broke down and purchased some ricohjpn R01 from allmediaoutlet
Sweet :smiley: burned at 8x

http://www.allmediaoutlet.com/allmedia/new-genuine-ricoh-premium-grade-dvdr-dvdr-4x-47gb-silver-shiny-blank-dvd-media-in-cake-box-100-200-500-1000-pack-group-1892.htm

For those still interested, $37.00 shipped for 100