You can be close to 100% confident that if you buy media that states on the ORIGINAL cover of the tub, not a sticker, that your getting quality media. The only media that I've used that was made in Taiwan, and was quality is Verbatim, Sony, and Ridata. Now there may be others, but this is what I have found. And I believe that I'm coming close to have tried just about every type of media out there. Also I've jsut recently stumbled across Moser Baer that is made in India. I found this under the Imation label but have been informed by some fellow members that they are now seeing it under the Memorex label. I've had some burn tests with this media to be damn close to TY. Close enough that I won't shy away from buying it again.