A review from [B]1999?[/B]
Seriously, It doesn’t help anyone to post 7 years old sources in the field of media (except for historical interest). It’s only misguiding, unless the source is an article covering technical aspects of CDRs, as these haven’t changed since. But any [I]quality testing[/I] of [I]different media/brands[/I] can be 100% outdated in a couple of years.
Most of the regulars here know very well that Ritek CDRs were pure crap back then. Things have changed a lot and Ritek [I]CDRs[/I] are now excellent and a very good alternative to TY/MXL/MCC. Their DVDRs, on the other hand… uh. The +R can be OK, but the -R are better to be avoided.
The reason is that G04 media has been among the best available 4X media for about a year, before things went downhill somewhere mid-2004 from a sudden decrease in quality control at Ritek. I still have here some G04 blanks from that time, and they still give most excellent burns up to @8X. Also these were maybe the most compatible media ever produced in terms of readability. Actually they are accepted by some of my friend’s picky standalones that reject even TY media.
Nowadays, with all the bad experiences I’ve had with more recent G04 (bought after september 2004) and with many G05, I wouldn’t let any Ritek DVDR near my burner…