TDK ScratchProof Experiences?

I’ve been thinking about trying out some of the new TDK 8x “ScratchProof” DVD’s in either the -R or +R variant.

I haven’t been able to find any scans of these discs burned in either a Plextor PX-712 or NEC ND-3500 drive.

So do any of you have experiences with these discs, especially with burning quality when it comes to these two drives?

Also I’m not 100% sure about which MID these discs have, although I’m guessing TDK002 and TTG02 - please correct me if I’m wrong.

Thanks.

I’m pretty sure ScratchProof 8X DVD-R are TTH01 which TDK makes in Luxembourg. Pretty easy to pick TTH01 out - they are made in Luxembourg, after all!

Actually it isn’t easy at all picking out media based on country of origin when you buy it online. :disagree:

I haven’t heard of a +R version of TDK “scratchproof” as yet, but… :bigsmile: OK, found them, indeed they are TDK002.

-R are not TTG02 (average to good) but TTH01, and are slowly gaining a solid reputation of A+++ grade media, on par with TY and Verbatim, but sadly I can’t help you about results on 712 and 3500. I guess someone has to make the first step… :wink:

svp sell 8x +r scratchproof mid they give is TDK 002 & 8x -r TTH01
used their 2x-rw 4x-R which i found to be good

Well these results are from TDK ScartchProof 16X DVD+R (TDK 003). Not very promising results with LiteON (poor writer, or poor disc? :Z ).

A different result on this forum with a 1633s: http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p=800585&postcount=15

My experience with genuine ScratchProof DVD-R 8x from with MID code TTH01 is very good
I burned them in a NEC 3500 fw 2.19, a LG 4163 fw A105 and also a Pioneer A07.

In this thread:
http://forum.gravure-news.com/le-media-code-tth01-de-la-marque-tdk-vt17694.htm
You can see 2 DVDinfoPro scans of these TTH01 burned in the same conditions as one MCC-004 and one TTG02. This last TTG02 code is the “traditional blue” looking TDK DVD-R 8x.
The ScratchProof TTH01 from TDK are realy grey

There were or are at least 6 MID codes of TDK ScratchProof and I don’t think that all the dyes are of equal quality.

“Old ones” mostly sold in amaray boxes:
DVD-R 2x: TDK-G02
DVD-R 4x: TTG01

Sold at the moment also sold in jewel boxes:
DVD-R 8x: TTH01
DVD+R 8x TDK-002
DVD+R 16x: TDK-003

There is also a rewritable one:
DVD-RW 2x: MID ?

I choosed to burn the TTH01 MID code of TDK because of the extensive tests published by c’t’ magazine.
You can find a english summary of these tests made by MediumRare here:
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=142231#142231

The situation in the TTH01 MID code out of the genuine TDK ScrtachProof is
very tricky as there are some blue TDK DVD-R 8x sold in spindles that show the TTH01 code.
They should show TTG02:

the end …

The situation in the TTH01 MID code out of the genuine TDK ScratchProof is
very tricky
as there are some blue TDK DVD-R 8x sold in spindles that show the TTH01 code.
They should show TTG02:
What´s the difference ? TDK DVD-R 8x, TTG02 or TTH01 ?
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=19992

At what speed should i write this TTH01 ScratchProof discs in my LG GSA4163B??

You may have to test this yourself.

The first two discs I have tried can be burned at 8x in my Plextor PX-712A drive and burn very well at 6x (see note below). In my NEC 3500 drive however they are in theory supported at 16x, but a write simulation only reaches approx. 6-8x and then falls back to 4x at approx 1.9 GB. I haven’t done a real burn yet in the NEC drive.

So obviously it depends a lot on the drive.

Note: The Plextor PX-712 uses CLV for 6x burning and in my experience all media certified for 8x, 12x or 16x burn at least as well at 6x as they do at higher speeds and frequently they burn even better - I have never seen a burn at 6x that was worse than at higher speeds, so this is the safest burn speed in this drive.