Those still exist? Are they 52x rated?
Thanks for the info! They might be CMC-made in the Kodak/CMC plant in Ireland.
They are worth the extra price in this case… If you can, look at the hub code.
CMC-made Verbatim DataLifePlus CD-R is rare, but usually burns excellently. There are some drives preferring the CMC flavor and hating the MBI flavor (at least [B]Drage[/B]'s Optiarc is, maybe he found out more about it now).
Oh, and does that shop usually have old stock? Or is it a high circulation shop (as ever-annoying Media Markt and Saturn in the cities usually are)? That might be very important to know, as I also want some of these discs
This might be a good sign if it is indeed new stock, it might be a sign that Verbatim gets more CMC stuff again.
EDIT: With slim cases there’s a way to detect MBI.
The black part on the top and bottom which holds the transparent front is rippled with the MBI slimcases, but not rippled if it’s from any other manufacturer’s slim cases.
The inlay holding thingies are rectangles with rounded edges if they are from MBI (and Ritek, Infodisc, …) slimcases, while they are half circles if they are from CMC (and Taiyo Yuden, Panasonic/Matsushita Japan…) slimcases.