Verbatim CD-R media made in India?

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#1

How reliable are Verbatim CD-R media that are made in India?


#2

If it says AZO it’s made with Mitsubishi dye and ATIP, which should be good.
If it’s the Extra Protection, it is most likely Moser Baer phthalocyanine.

I have had bad luck with MBI CD-R (quick degradation) and it doesn’t seem to have good lacquer sealing.
So if you can find some JVC (Taiyo Yuden) CD-R I’d recommend those as an alternative, if you need something really cheap, Ritek or CMC are also options.


#3

[QUOTE=kyrcy;2519772]How reliable are Verbatim CD-R media that are made in India?[/QUOTE]

I have about 200 of MII Verbatims, most of them are older than 5 years and all are still in perfect shape.
But quality wise (C1 & C2 errors, jitter), they are very mediocre.
As kg_evilboy said, Taiyo Yuden (now widely available under the “JVC” brand) CD-Rs are a much better alternative, along with the Falcon Media Pro & Ritek (A-grade brands like Traxdata & Maxell) CD-R media.


#4

I’ve used the AZO MII ones, which are nice enough.

As suggested by Pepst though, Ritek CD-R, under brands like Maxell or Traxdata, are a great alternative, and I’ve had nothing but good experience with those. Depending on where you look, you may find them cheaper than the Verbies as well. :wink:


#5

How can I be sure that Maxell and Traxdata CD-R are made by Ritek? I noticed that on Maxell spindles it is printed made in Taiwan, but not on Traxdata.


#6

[QUOTE=kyrcy;2520993]How can I be sure that Maxell and Traxdata CD-R are made by Ritek? I noticed that on Maxell spindles it is printed made in Taiwan, but not on Traxdata.[/QUOTE]
Traxdata is Ritek’s own brand for their A-grade quality media.