What is going on here?

ok so the datawrite greys were good but now i have heard they have changed to prodisc,
http://www.aprmedia.com/product.php?pid=2090 - are these liars?

how come a fuji branded disk has a different code?

also, how come rambox say the same thing?

your 2nd link are true Fuji the others are “fuji code” aka fuji leadin god knows what dye :wink:

God bless e-net and there various codes and dyes :slight_smile:

so why the prodisc leadin exactly?

Yup, A typical bait and switch e-net trick.

I used to use the “Datawrite Classic Greys” (search the site for my KProbe scans) until a full-face printable version came out then I switched.

When the FUJI dyes were used things were OK - but even the printables are no longer FUJI dye:

                       Complete Media Code                           

00000000 00 AA 00 00 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 02 85 0D 10 …@…R…
00000010 88 9A 80 00 03 4D 43 43 20 30 32 00 04 52 47 32 …MCC 02…RG2
00000020 30 20 20 00 05 88 80 00 00 00 02 00 06 09 0D 13 0 …

The last batch of printable I bought were completely un-usable 100 coasters, a complete load of garbage. As per usual the seller (who shall remain anonymous) suggested it was my set-up, burner, FW, etc - anything but the disks. I’d had a history of purchasing the disks (in the hundreds) from the same seller with not one complaint, where was my faulty system then? They offered to test the disks on their “rig” provided I sent them a sample.

Needless to say I changed supplier and disks - now using {DV 3139} Taiyo Yuden (8x) Full-Face Printables DVD-R in Packs of 100 from SVP.

Complete Media Code
00000000 00 AA 00 00 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 02 87 0D 10 …@…R…
00000010 66 78 80 00 03 54 59 47 30 32 00 00 04 00 00 00 fx…TYG02…
00000020 00 00 00 00 05 AA A2 22 22 20 02 00 06 08 0E 11 …"" …

Check them out Here - bottom of the page and only £49-99 / 100

My LiteOn hates them (not a problem as it is only used now for scans) but the NECs eat them up.

so does anyone actually know why there is a prodisc manufacturer thingy on the fuji dvds?
should i expect the usual quality or will they vary?

Fujifilm obtains their media supply from a variety of different manufacturers including Prodisc, Taiyo Yuden and CMC (with PHILIPSC16 code).

ProdiscF01 discs vary in quality and are also very dependant on your specific DVD Writer & firmware.
Some DVD writers support the discs better than others…

In my personal view Fuji branded ProdiscF01 media are not good as older Fuji ProdiscS03 but my Liteon 1213@1653@CS0M can doubt burn ProdiscF01 @12x -I also changed strategy to FUJIFILM03 (supposed Taiwan Fuji DVD-R been made by Prodisc too,but same poor results)

Here some other opinion :


Maybe also depend on brand carry this MID:


DataWrite usually are B’ grade products,so they cost less -Avoid them

About fuji branded disk

ok so i will not order any of those from apr then
i will order some of these
and those, they are 4 speed but i am not too bothered :wink:
and also some of those TY ones :smiley:

Fuji older 4x DVD-R speed media are very good. Found also as prodiscs03 some burners love them and some batches have quality similar to TY
(or above average generally)