I always buy my TY media from Rima. Well, with this free shipping deal newegg’s been running, I decided to throw a 50 pc spindle of TY 8X +R (T02) on an order. What a disapointment! I think it’s really old stuff. The batch number is TG000041.
Also, the spindle itself is not at ALL what I’m used to seeing TY media come on. It’s a white hard plastic base (that cracks really easily) and the top of the cake box looks more like everyone elses with the vertical plastic ridges. Very strange. I don’t think it’s fake, but I think it’s very very old or something.
So be warned. If you’re gonna shell out the extra money for what is, in my opinion, the finest media available to date, (TY02) don’t go anywhere else but www.rima.com.
PS, if someone is very interested to see, I’d be happy to (well, not really HAPPY, but…) post a scan here in this thread.