In my area, we are fortunate to have media sold in single pieces. This allows us to inspect each disk before buying it, though it tends to be mishandled by the attendants. :doh:
Now here is my dilema. Ricoh branded R02 disks have the following serial numbers, D1118B20350R(etched) 31118-B2(etched) K5504352E501RT5052018A02145(printed). The RiData branded Ritek R05s have this D0124C3110R 50124-C3 NCK607505107A09. Older Riteks G05 have DR5A03-01338 (etched) CPE608061158A14 (engraved) and other posts posts in the forums pertaining to Ritek R03 have similar marks with the V instead of D.
Is Ritek allowed to use Ricoh's markings for their own media?
How could I distinguish between a Ricoh disk and a Ritek R05 besides the longer printed serials?
Do Ricoh R03s have new sets of markings?