Tdk bd-r sl

MID: TDKBLD-RBD-000
sold as Digistor BD-R25 6x printable (Made in UAE)

Burnt with Asus BW-12D1S-U 1.20 @ 4x
Scanned with Plextor PX-B950UE 1.05

I get the best results burning @4x with the Asus (Pioneer). (I tried also 6x, 8x and 10x)



MID: TDKBLD-RBD
Sold as Digistor 6x (25pack from amazon) (MIUAE)

Burned with Liteon iHBS112 (fw PL01) @4x
Scanned at 8x with the same drive

6x burn was way worse and this ain’t too good either… :frowning:


MID: TDKBLD-RBD-000
sold as Digistor BD-R25 6x printable (Made in UAE)

Burnt with Asus BW-12D1S-U 1.20 @ 6x
Scanned with Plextor PX-B950UE 1.05

The ASUS had this time problems while burning and reduced the speed at 10 GB from 6x back to 4x. But the scans looks fine.
@Mastus: My Plextors (Liteon) also do not like these discs.


MID: TDKBLD-RBD-000
sold as Digistor BD-R25 6x printable (Made in UAE)

Burnt with Asus BW-12D1S-U 1.20 @ 6x
Scanned with Plextor PX-B950UE 1.05

Hi, I have some burn results of TDK MID SmartBlu discs here if anyone would like to comment. I notice a moderate dip in quality with the silver lacquer ones. I had greater success with the sharpie hub type which seem to no longer be available.

TDKBLDRBB (000)
Media: 4x rated BD-R 25GB
Burned with LG WH12LS38 1.03 at 6x
Made In: U.A.E.
Sold As: SmartBlu blank shiny (SBR4SSH25)

I’m not liking this quality dip. The sharpie hubs were way better.


Burner: PX-LB950SA
Firmware: 1.06
Media: TDK 6x BD-R white inkjet hub printable (MIJ)
MID: TDKBLD RBD
Stamper Code: BD-R 8521B3
Hub Serial: JF AA 31100MH-01537
Burn Speed: 6x
Burning Software: Opti Drive Control 1.70



Lite-On eHBU312 (firmware VL16) written at 4x

Sold as: “Digistor 6x BD-R” (25pk spindle)
MID: TDKBLDRBD
Made in UAE by FTI

Drive is a crossflashed HP BD335e. (Thank you CVS :flower:)


Pioneer BDR-S06XLB (firmware 1.06) written at 4x

Sold as: “Digistor 6x BD-R” (25pk spindle)
MID: TDKBLDRBD
Made in UAE by FTI

Same pack as above.


DIGISTOR 6x BD-R 25GB, branded
MID: TDKBLD-RBD (Made in Taiwan)

Burned with: Sony Optiarc BD-5750H

[B]@ 4x[/B]

TDKBLD-RBD [B](Made in Taiwan)[/B]

No longer Made in UAE? :eek:

Not bad, must be CMC made now. :confused:

Burner: BDR-209M
Firmware: 1.31
Media: TDK 4x BD-R white inkjet hub printable (MIJ)
MID: TDKBLD RBB
Stamper Code: BD-R 8131B3
Hub Serial: JFAD 8E10DFD-05756
Burn Speed: 4x
Burning Software: ImgBurn 2.5.8.0

TDKBLDRBB (000)
Media: 4x rated BD-R 25GB
Burned with LG WH12LS38 1.03 at 4x
Made In: U.A.E.
Sold As: SmartBlu blank shiny (SBR4SSH25)


MID: TDKBLD-RBB-000
Media: TDK 4x rated BD-R SL (Inkjet)
Burner: Pioneer BDR-208EBK
Firmware: 1.10
Burn Speed: 6x
Made In: U.A.E.
Size: 22.67(GB)
Sold as: Falcon Pro/Premium BD-R 4x 25GB /WS with Smart Guard, part no. 0759

OptiDrive Control v1.70 test was done in Samsung SE-506CB/AUBD F/W=TS00 (portable USB burner) as BDR-208EBK does not work with OptiDrive Control.

The first ~10.5 GB of the test looks good, then there is a “step-up” to much larger LDC and BIS values, something which other users often seem to avoid. I am wondering why this “step-up” occurs and how others avoid it?

Of 19 p/n 0759 discs tested, the posted scan is middle of the range.


Anyone have an idea which Mid are TDK Japan Export can Have?

Most probably CMC Magnetics or Ritek according to this: BD-R blank media: Which manufacturer hides behind the Labels?

My MBI were PHILIPR04 and MBIR06.

But these and Ritek/CMC can´t be made in Japan, but this cakebox let me believe thats made in Japan.

MID: TDKBLD-RBB-000
Media: FTI Premium Smart White Hub Printable (up to 10X)
Burner: LiteOn iHBS312
Firmware: 2 PL17
Burn Speed: 6x
Made In: U.A.E.
Size: 22.67(GB)
Sold as: BD-R Falcon Media 25G 4X Plus UHC White Inkjet Hub 25 pcs, part no. 0748

Does anybody with TDKBLD-RBD-000 discs made in UAE have scans showing how well or poorly these age? That would be extremely helpful.

I ended up with a lot of RBD discs figuring they would be similar in quality to the RBB discs and the initial scans are not promising at all. I won’t flood the thread with all of the scans, but I’m seeing around 38 avg. LDC and 0.65 avg. BIS for several discs at 6x and lower burn speeds with a Pioneer BDR-206. The numbers are consistently several times higher than what I’ve seen with the majority of RBB discs (both newly burned and several years old).

FYI, the manufacture date is apparently between 2014 and 2016 (new Falcon site address from 2014 is printed on the insert at the top of each pack, and manufacturing stopped in 2016).

Thanks!