Well, I work at a Best Buy, and some of their Dynex DVD-R’s came off the truck shipment with the shrink wrap torn. We can’t sell them like that, so we were going to sell them along with some other junk for 7c/lb. to a salvage company. Since they’d only get about 14c for each 50 ct. cake box, I offered them $2/piece for three cake boxes. I figured, what the hell, 2c/disc is a good price for anything, even Ritek.
When I got home, I popped one in my GSA-H42L. The MID came back as Verbatim brand MCC 03RG20. I came a little.
I can’t get a disc quality test to work on Nero with this drive unfortunately. ;( Surface scan came back 100% positive. Create Disc (CAV) was a steady y=x with a few Renesas dips at 12x, 14x, and 16x. Transfer rate’s a beautiful upward curve until it hits ~15x, where it dips down to ~14.3x about 3 times.
So, I’ve got to ask; has anyone reported fraudulent MID’s on Dynex media. They’re made in China. I’m told that MCC discs are made in either Taiwan or Singapore, so I’m a little questionable as to the truth of this MID. If they’re real, I just picked up 150 MCC 03RG20’s at 2c/disc! :DDDD
edit: the open/lock font is sans serif, and the dye is purple.