Verbatim 16x Dvd+r

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#1

Can someone tell me if ALL Verbatim 16x Dvd+r are Media Code MCC004?
Also where can I buy some that I know are MCC004 media code? I’d appeciate any feedback, thanks.


#2

Considering all the Verbatim 16x DVD+R packages mention Metal AZO dye, and no one has reported getting anything but MCC004, I’d say it’s a safe bet.


#3

I bought 1 pack and yes, they are MCC004. The problem I have is that my Pioneer 108 (with 1.18 firmware) will not burn them at 16x. :frowning: They burn nicely at 12x, but so do the cheaper 8x MCC003 Verbatim +Rs.

This is too bad because I paid a lot more for these than the 8x (about 3x as much), and I didn’t need the extra media. The only reason I bought them was to try 16x burning on true 16x media. (I’ve tried a few 16x burns on TY 8x +Rs, but although Nero lets me select 16x, the 16x speed never kicks in (never gets above 11.8x). I thought maybe with “true” 16x media, I’d see the 16x kick in at the end, but it was not to be.) :confused:

For me and my Pioneer, these perform exactly the same as the 8x disks. Perhaps a future firmware update will burn them at 16x. For now, 22 of the 25 disks are just sitting on my shelf waiting for that day to come. :rolleyes:


#4

Sounds like your system is the limiting factor. My 600 MHz PIII with NEC 3500A will only get up to abou 14X, then the CPU load hits 100%, and the drive slows down. My CPU load is 2% at 4X. High speed burn requires a lot of CPU load.


#5

My NEC 3500a burn these fine at 16x. Yes, there are MCC004


#6

Nope, this is due to poor support from Pioneer.
Pioneer needs to get off their arse and support these discs at 16x with the next 108 firmware.


#7

It really, really doesn’t matter. 16x writing with the Pioneer 108 is about 10 seconds faster than 12x writing. Don’t take my word for it, look at the reviews. Cdfreaks just did a review on the Asus 1604P (which is a relabeled Pioneer 108), and they reported exactly the same thing.

As many other people have already stated, many times over, this drive should really be thought of as a 12x writer. Mind you, I have one in my collection. I bought it knowing the facts, and I am happy with it as a very nice 12x writer.


#8

I have some Verbatim (MCC004) discs arriving shortly. I am interested to see how they perform in my three 16x drives.

Also got some 16x DVD-R discs coming next week.


#9

I did the review on the ASUS DRW-1604P.
Yes, 16x writing is only 2-5 seconds faster than 12x writing on this drive - in my experience.
However, the most popular and most readily available 16x DVD+R discs should be supported at 16x.
There really is no excuse not to support this media at the proper speed - even if it only saves a few seconds.


#10

The A09 doesn’t support MCC004 OR MCC03RG20 at 16x either. Did Mitsubishi do something to make Pioneer mad?