TDK DVD-R Colored Dvd series. Any good?

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#1

Has anyone used these before?

They come in a 50 pack, contain multi coloured discs and are DVD-R

Pic here(at the bottom of catalogue)

http://www.kmart.com.au/catalogue/20080501/full.asp?Keyword=&PageNumber=28

Any feedback? i will be buying some most likely, but just want to see how many i should pick up.

For the aussies: Is it worth picking up? They are VERY cheap. maybe good to record some Tv with. i also posted on the bargains forum


#2

Could be TDK TTH02 or CMC MAG AM3 or something along those lines if it’s -R you will be getting. I suggest getting -R because +R can be TDK003 or CMC MAG M01 which are both far more crap than the -R IMO.

Get a pack if you want, only 15 bucks. Let us know about the results. I would always test the waters before jumping in and buying multiple spindles. :iagree:


#3

yeh i might just buy a single spindle and see how i go.

if i do buy one, i’ll burn sth and put up a scan here,

in the meantime, can anyone confirm their codes?


#4

Those look cute, and I wouldn’t mind trying a spindle, but we don’t have those in the states.


#5

I got Most worse CMC.MAG.M01 / AM3 was TDK brand 16X media
and Most worse TDK MID was DVD-R 16X ( TTH02 )
No exeperience about DVD+R 16X ( TDK003 )

one more RICOHJPND01 ( DVD+R DL 8X ) under TDK brand


#6

Oddly, some of my best CMC MAG media for a while has been under TDK [not the colored series]. When I got some CMC MAG M01 [+R, if you will] in the Snap-N-Save 3 color/30 disc pack, they were good, too. I also got TTH02 at the same time, also Snap-N-Save, and they wrote well initially. However, the TTH02 that I have left show some degradation [which is another thread entirely…literally]. So it’s all on the luck of the draw.

My current TDK-branded CMC MAG AM3 is slightly worse [from memory] than some HP LightScribe DVD-R, but much better than HP plain DVD-R. I’d written one at 18x, and it appeared fine.


#7

[QUOTE=Albert;2048396]I also got TTH02 at the same time, also Snap-N-Save, and they wrote well initially. However, the TTH02 that I have left show some degradation [which is another thread entirely…literally]. So it’s all on the luck of the draw.[/QUOTE]

If I remember correctly, weren’t there some comments about TTH02 degradation in the 100-pack spindles from Costco a couple of years back?


#8

Just picked some up from KMart.
Here is the ID


Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:CMC MAG. AM3]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD-R] - [DVD-R]
Manufacturer Name : [CMC Magnetics Corp.]
Manufacturer ID : [CMC MAG. AM3]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,298,496 Sectors = 4.71 GB (4.38 GiB)]

[ DVD Identifier V5.0.1 - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]

** INFO : Drive = PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-215 - [FW 1.18] - [ATAPI]
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD+R DVD+R-DL DVD+RW
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD-R DVD-R-DL DVD-RW DVD-RAM
** INFO : Disc = [DVD-R:CMC MAG. AM3]
** INFO : Reference Speed : 1x DVD = 1385 kBps
** INFO : An Writeable Disc Is Recommended For Accurate Results
** INFO : Write Speeds (Supported By This Drive On This Disc) Listed Below

** INFO : GET PERFORMANCE Write Speed Descriptor(s)
Descriptor #1 = 24930 kBps (18.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #2 = 22160 kBps (16.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #3 = 16620 kBps (12.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #4 = 11080 kBps ( 8.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #5 = 8310 kBps ( 6.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #6 = 5540 kBps ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

** INFO : MODE SENSE Write Speed Descriptor(s) [Legacy Command]
** WARNING : MODE SENSE Is Obsolete And Not Always Properly Supported
Descriptor #1 = 24930 kBps (18.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #2 = 22160 kBps (16.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #3 = 16620 kBps (12.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #4 = 11080 kBps ( 8.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #5 = 8310 kBps ( 6.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #6 = 5540 kBps ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]


#9

are they any good?

Comments or some scans would be nice

has anyone else bought them yet? i havent had the chance


#10

I’ve used CMC MAG. AM3 under the TDK brand - not the coloured discs though, these were in a pack of 10 orange discs in a Snap’n’Save pack - and they’ve worked very well for me.

Certainly somewhat nicer than the Memorex AM3’s I bought to try.


#11

Sorry for the lateness…but here’s one thread about TTH02 degradation that I knew about: http://club.cdfreaks.com/f33/tth02-warning-degradation-205982/

Here’s a scan of a TDK-branded CMC MAG. AM3, though it’s just the plain TDK grey top variant: http://club.cdfreaks.com/2035409-post1183.html