Ritek DVD-R

That’s the stamper code, it’s printed on. Check the hub code which is engraved in the inner ring of the disc.

Unfortunately RiData DVD-R made in Vietnam doesn’t have hub code regardless if branded or printable. The Maxell DVD-R branded RITEKF1 that is made in China has hub code but it is impossible to read. I attached small/resized photos - I can provide full resolution if necessary.

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Writer: LiteOn iHAS 124 F
Firmware: CL9J
Media: Ritek DVD-R 8x Printable
MID: (RITEKG05)
Burn Speed: 8x
Software: Imgburn 2.5.8.0
Burned 2019
Scanned 2019

Dye problems

Writer: LiteOn iHAS 124 F
Firmware: CL9M
Media: Ritek DVD-R 8x Printable
MID: (RITEKG05)
Burn Speed: 8x
Software: Imgburn 2.5.8.0
Burned 2019
Scanned 2019

Extreme different results with this media (don´t depend on FW)

Writer: LiteOn iHAS 124 F
Firmware: CL9M
Media: Ritek DVD-R 8x Printable
MID: (RITEKG05)
Burn Speed: 8x
Software: Imgburn 2.5.8.0
Burned 2019
Scanned 2019

Writer: Asus BC-12D2HT
Firmware: 3.01
Media: Smartbuy DVD-R 16x
MID: (RITEKF1)
Burn Speed: 16x
Software: Nero CDSpeed 4.7.7.16
Burned 2019
Scanned 2019

Writer: Piodata DVR-S21DBK
Firmware: 1.D9
Media: Smartbuy DVD-R 16x
MID: (RITEKF1)
Burn Speed: 16x
Software: Nero CDSpeed 4.7.7.16
Burned 2019
Scanned 2019

Writer: Samsung SH-224BB
Firmware: SB00
Media: Smartbuy DVD-R 16x
MID: (RITEKF1)
Burn Speed: 14x
Software: Nero CDSpeed 4.7.7.16
Burned 2019
Scanned 2019

Due the writing @14x max. the drives was incredible quiet. I thought the Smartbuy have to be an unbelievable good balance. But at end of writing while LeadOut/Finalizing the 224BB gets noisy like everytime.

If there were a change to set the max. speed to 14x at reading I would use it.

Awful burn. No problems visible, DVD looks OK

Writer: Samsung SH-224BB
Firmware: SB00
Media: Smartbuy DVD-R 16x
MID: (RITEKF1)
Burn Speed: 10x Z-CLV
Software: Nero CDSpeed 4.7.7.16
Burned 2019
Scanned 2019

Looks much better now, but other writers could burn much faster and still better

Writer: LG GSA-4167
Firmware: DL13
Media: Smartbuy DVD-R 16x
MID: (RITEKF1)
Burn Speed: 16x chosen, down to 8x at 1,5GB
Software: Nero CDSpeed 4.7.7.16
Burned 2019
Scanned 2019

Writer: NEC ND-3540A
Firmware: 1.W9
Media: Smartbuy DVD-R 16x
MID: (RITEKF1)
Burn Speed: 12x chosen, down to 10x at 4GB
Software: Nero CDSpeed 4.7.7.16
Burned 2019
Scanned 2019

Ugly spikes

Writer: Optiarc AD-7290H
Firmware: 1.80
Media: Smartbuy DVD-R 16x
MID: (RITEKF1)
Burn Speed: 12x
Software: Nero CDSpeed 4.7.7.16
Burned 2019
Scanned 2019

Writer: Pioneer DVR-220RS
Firmware: 1.01
Media: Smartbuy DVD-R 16x
MID: (RITEKF1)
Burn Speed: 12x
Software: Nero CDSpeed 4.7.7.16
Burned 2019
Scanned 2019

Writer: Pioneer DVR-217
Firmware: 1.10
Media: Ritek DVD-R 8x Printable
MID: (RITEKG05)
Burn Speed: 8x
Software: Imgburn 2.5.8.0
Burned 2019
Scanned 2019

Real ugly

Writer: Asus DRW-2014L1
Firmware: 1.010
Media: Ritek DVD-R 8x Printable
MID: (RITEKG05)
Burn Speed: 12x
Software: Imgburn 2.5.8.0
Burned 2019
Scanned 2019

Maybe it could do a good burn if I use max 8x?

BENQ DVD DD DW1650 BCIC, 3,89 GB burned at 8x

sold as “Maxell 16x DVD-R”
MID: RITEKF1
made in Taiwan (in 2011)

Writer: TSSTcorp SH-S243D
Media: “Maxell” DVD-R 16x
MID: RITEKF1
Recording speed: 8x
Manufacture Date: June 16th, 2009 (hub code TAH906162403A05)

A somewhat better result than May 2009 media posted earlier.

ritekf1_23

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Writer: LG GH22NS50
Firmware: TN03
Media: SK DVD-R 16x Printable
MID: (RITEKF1)
Burn Speed: 12x
Software: Imgburn 2.5.8.0
Burned 2019
Scanned 2019

Awful, but readable

Burned with ASUS DRW-24D5MT
Firmware, 2.00
Branded Sony DVD-R 100 Spindle
MID: RITEKF1
Burned at 8x
July 2019

I just hope i can trust ritek :wink:

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