Verbatim 16x 25 Spindle $11.99 at Best Buy

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#1

Verbatim 16x 25 Spindle $11.99 at Best Buy

Cheaper than most places I suppose…


#2

Can you be a little more specific + or -.

I just bought Verbatim +R 16X 25 spindle at Best Buy online @19.99. I don’t see the price you mentioned anywhere at Best Buy.

I’ll buy plenty at 11.99…


#3

The weekly ad for March 20 - 26 on page 20 shows the 25 packs of Verbs plus and minus 16x advanced azo dye etc. for $11.99. The BB “Web” site has not been updated as of yet.


#4

Does anybody know if thier are any diffrent kinds of this media (I’m in the US) or is it all going to be cmc manufactured mcc004?


#5

16x +r

Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R:MCC-004-000]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD+R] - [DVD+R]
Manufacturer Name : [Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.]
Manufacturer ID : [MCC]
Media Type ID : [004]
Product Revision : [Not Specified]
Disc Application Code : [General Purpose]
Recording Speeds : [1x , 2.4x , 4x , 6x-8x , 6x-16x]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,295,104 Sectors = 4,482.6MB = 4.38GB (4.70GB)]

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

0000 : a1 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 05 3f 00 00 00 00 …&.?..
0010 : 00 00 07 4d 43 43 00 00 00 00 00 30 30 34 00 38 …MCC…004.8
0020 : 23 54 37 12 02 54 6c 02 92 5f 15 15 0b 0b 08 08 #T7…Tl…_…

16x-r

Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:MCC 03RG20 ]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD-R] - [DVD-R]
Manufacturer Name : [Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.]
Manufacturer ID : [MCC 03RG20 ]
Disc Application Code : [Unrestricted Use : Consumer Purpose]
Recording Speeds : [1x , 2x , 4x , 6x , 8x]
[6x And Higher Might Not Always Be Detectable]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,298,496 Sectors = 4,489.3MB = 4.38GB (4.71GB)]

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

0000 : 01 40 c1 fd 9e d8 52 00 02 85 0d 0e 88 9a 80 00 .@…R…
0010 : 03 4d 43 43 20 30 33 00 04 52 47 32 30 20 20 00 .MCC 03…RG20 .
0020 : 05 88 80 00 00 00 02 00 06 09 0b 14 87 78 90 00 …x…

scans on a nec3500 http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p=901884&postcount=150


#6

Yea, I grabbed 3 packs of 25 of the -R a few weeks ago at Shopko for $10.99, and seen this so i figure I’ll stock up. Just ordered 2 25 packs of the -R’s. All Verbatim media are 30% off this week i believe.


#7

Sorry I hadn’t listed they were +r and starting on the 20th.

My bad…


#8

Awesome, 16X media on-sale finally. :slight_smile:


#9

cnlson, thanks for the mid. I actually don’t have any 16x media yet (not willing to pay twice the price to save 2 minutes) but for 12$ I’ll give it a try. Does this stuff burn as good at 16X as the mcc003 does at 8x?


#10

Thanks for the update on today’s special sale. Just ordered some more.

Have been getting great burns with these.


#11

I supposed a test-pack is in order. Yay - mo’ media, mo’ money!

P.S. 16x media is still way expensive even when on sale; this works out to 51¢/disc for me. The smart move would be not to buy this, as TY T02 burns just fine even @ 16x (if you burn so much that 12x is too slow), and wait until 16x drops in price. But you can be the smartest person in the world and an addiction will still get you :slight_smile:


#12

Considering my less than spectacular results with Verb media (+ and-), I’ll be passing on these for now. Like Mastre said, TY 02 media can be burnt at 12x to 16x as is. Another reason, I’m forced to pass is the fact that I’ve stockpiled over 1400 blanks (mostly TY - and +) recently :o . So to all of you who think you have an addiction - meet your daddy :stuck_out_tongue:


#13

Amazon.com Link

"Amazon.com - 100-pack DVD+R media $27
Velocity 100-pack of 8x DVD+R media for $27, or 100-pack of 8x DVD-R media for $28. Free shipping.

List Price: $62.99
Price: $26.99
You Save: $36.00 (57%)

Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars. Based on 31 reviews"

Oh boy, this is what I’ve always wanted.


#14

Yo-

What in the world does this have to do with this thread??

btw - its Crap Media - read the posts - on the site-

Mike


#15

I bought two packs of the 16x DVD-R from my local BB but the cashier girl only charged me for one :bigsmile: I slapped all 50 discs into an empty TY cakebox in honor of the stock image of wide inkjet-printable MCC03RG20 for the UK market as seen here. Also it seemed appropriate as these discs do not look like the 8x discs for the US market but they look like the discs sold on the UK market…Verbatim US getting lazy :stuck_out_tongue:


#16

Online link here:

Verbatim 25-Pack 16x DVD+R Disc Spindle


#17

I just had to try the 16x +R’s out. So I took an unopened pack of 50 8x +R’s over to my BB and for $4.00 more got two 25 packs of the 16’s. It really wasn’t worth the $1 in gasoline spent. My LG 4163B would not burn them at 16x - it did try - but it but had buffer problems above 12x and slowed to a constant 12x. The four burns I did at 8x and 12x were good. I still like the the Fuji TY and my older MCC003 better.

Lite-On scans showed low total PIF (60-80) with an increasing PI (avg 4.50). All four scans do look almost identical which is a nice sign of consistency.


#18

I was rather suprized to see how it did in my aopen burner (it’s about the best scan I have seen out of it). I haven’t had a chance to try them in my 3500 yet but here are two on the aopen at 16x.






#19

Not to take anything away from Verbatim/MCC, but 16x should be regarded mostly as marketing at this point. There’s no clear advantage to burning at 16x over 12x, especially considering how incapable most burners/PCs are at doing 16x. So it makes absolutely no sense to buy expensive 16x discs, unless you have very specific needs and know what you are doing (i.e. you have a writer that burns well at 16x, and you need 16x because you burn a dozen+ discs every day). For the rest of us, media that gives quality 12x burns at a reasonable price (hello, TY) is it. It’s hard enough to get the “right” batch of good media - no need to further complicate matters with additional variables.

P.S. You may also want to investigate writers if speed is that important to you… For example, my BenQ 1620 burns at 12x in about the same time that my NEC 3520 burns at 16x, because of differences in writing strategies.

P.P.S. I was able to refrain from purchasing a pack of these! Wait, the sale is on till next Sun… Damn *#&% :bigsmile:


#20

I agree that 16x burning isn’t that much faster. My 8x liteon can do an 8x burn in about 8.5 minutes. A 16x burn on my 3500 just took 6 min 20 sec. It takes long enough to encode or compile or whatever you are doing, two minutes doesn’t make much of a diffrence. I still use 4x media If I can get it cheap since most of the time I just start it transcoding or compiling (or whatever I am doing) and leave it and come back later. I also use two computers on a kvm switch so I can do something else while it is burning.
While I am not going to go out and replace all my 4x and 8x media with 16x, for 12$, I figure it will be handy to have a few packs for times when I am in a hurry not to mention it burns pretty good (in my burners anyway). I’ll still probably use 4x and 8x the most though (cause it’s cheaper).