Ritek DVD-R

SN-208BB - FW SB03
Sony DVD-R 16x Accucore (Made in Taiwan)
Burned @4x
New scan, 2 year later.

First scan:

Still good result, 2 years is not a problem for RITEKF1.

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The seller has no Made in Taiwan now… only Vietnam, how good is this?
same brand, Sony.

Don´t had it but nixa_mk post many results in this topic about Ritek Vietnam, start here

I would only stay away from Sony made in India

hm I’m going to try them, Thanks :+1:

I have better experience with the non-printable RITEKF1 made in Vietnam. The printable version has more (unbalanced) mass because of the printing surface and that creates additional vibrations while burning. I think that is the reason for a bit worse burning results compared to the non-printable version. Not a huge difference but worth mentioning. I’ve done sporadic testing of media burned 1-2 years ago and it seems stable (I still haven’t done detailed scan before/after comparison)

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Here the Sony DVD-R (Vietnam) are non-printable, thanks for mentioning those details.

In Japan, some verbatim dvd-r (non-azo dye) are RITEKF1 made in Taiwan.
Thats my only chance to buy again ritek-taiwan via importing, sadly (expensive).

I dont know how good are the Japanese verbatim dvd-r (dyn-azo dye).
A question… the VHR12JC50SV1 are dyn-azo dye?

SN-208BB - FW SB03
Sony DVD-R 16x Accucore (Made in Vietnam)
Ashampoo - Burned @4x

Testing my new SF-DS1X1 replacement.

AD-7280s - FW 1.60
Sony DVD-R 16x Accucore (Made in Vietnam)
Ashampoo - Burned @4x

BDR-208D - FW 1.50
Sony DVD-R 16x Accucore (Made in Vietnam)
Ashampoo - Burned @4x

Writer: LG GH24NSD6
Firmware: : LU00
Media: SK DVD-R 16x Printable
MID: (RITEKF1)
Burn Speed: 16x
Software: Nero 7
Burned 2020
Scanned 2020

BENQ DVD DD DW1650 BCIC, 4,21 GB burned at 16x

sold as “Maxell 16x DVD-R”
MID: RITEKF1
made in Taiwan

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Writer: TSST TS-LB23D
Firmware: : SC02
Media: Sony DVD-R 16x
MID: (RITEKF1)
Burn Speed: 4x
Software: Nero CD-DVD Speed
Burned Jan 2018
Scanned Jan 2018

I find Sony-branded Ritek DVD-media to be of very good quality (especially DVD+R with RITEKF16 MID), same MID branded TDK or Maxell usually give worse results in my opinion.


Writer: TSST TS-LB23D
Firmware: : SC02
Media: Maxell DVD-R 16x, manufactured in Jan 2007
MID: (RITEKF1)
Burn Speed: 8x
Software: Nero CD-DVD Speed
Burned Dec 2019
Scanned Dec 2019


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Writer: Pioneer BDC-TD03
Firmware: : 1.20
Media: Maxell DVD-R 16x, manufactured in Jan 2007
MID: (RITEKF1)
Burn Speed: 8x
Software: Nero CD-DVD Speed
Burned Dec 2019
Scanned Dec 2019


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Writer: Optiarc AD-7260S
Firmware: 1.03
Media: SK DVD-R 16x Printable
MID: (RITEKF1)
Burn Speed: 12x
Software: Nero 7
Burned 2020
Scanned 2020

Writer: Emprex DRW 1016IM (BTC)
Firmware: A187
Media: SK DVD-R 16x Printable
MID: (RITEKF1)
Burn Speed: 8x
Software: Nero CDSpeed 4.7.7.16
Burned 2020
Scanned 2020

At leat readable Looks the lower speed at beginning isn´t optimized for this media.

The GSA-H62N continues to impress. The same media with this drive:

F1 on H62N 8x 4

This media looks like it would benefit tremendously from a lower write speed, perhaps 4x or 6x, but unfortunately, this is my last disc. I’ll have to try and keep it around here to check if it deteriorates with age.

This was an incorrect assumption. Results at 4x were poor. Apparently there was a spindle of more Ritek F1 laying around here, though from a different brand (not sure when it was purchased). It has a hub code of TDH905280949C14 which corresponds to a manufacture date of May 28th, 2009 - about a month older than the Maxell media. Ritek probably ‘binned’ their media according to who they were selling to. They gave the good stuff to Maxell and the mediocre product to generic-sounding companies.

This is how “equip” brand fares (same burn and read speed):

F1 on H62N 8x 4

PIE is comparable to Maxell, but the PIF is almost triple!

Here are some photos of both discs:

This new result on the GSA-H62N is a marked improvement over all the other drives here tested. No strategy swap was necessary. The drive offers either 4x or 8x for this media.

G05 on H62N 4X 4

Perhaps a strategy swap might yield better results with a 2x burn speed. But this is certainly adequate for this inexpensive media.