Who makes Memorex 50-Pack 16x DVD-R Disc Spindles?

Hi, does anyone know which manufacturer makes these 16x 50pack -R Memorex spindles?


Same Model number: “32025639”

Is there any way to tell who is the manufacturer by the Model number?

I’ve been reading memorex threads and it seems they are probably CMC or PRODISK for -R or RICOHJPN for +R

Would the +R 16x be prefereable to the -R 16x for quality and durability?

I have a NEC 3520A and I’m worried about compatbility, I’ve also been reading horror stories about ritek dyes that degrade after 90 days, do the various memorex brands last for a reasonable ammount of time? they dont use any riteks right


There’s not really any way to tell which one you’ll get.

If you are that worried about degredation then steer clear of the Memorex line entirely. Ricoh discs aren’t bad but the rest still leave something to be desired. Which country are you located in? EDIT from the links in those sites, I would guess you are in the US. No way in hell would I ever pay those prices for Memorex. Take a look at www.rima.com I would trust them long before BB or any of the sites you have listed. You can get 100% authentic 8x Taiyo Yuden (considered by many to be the best manufacturer out there) in 100 packs for less than $40 shipped. These will burn fine at 16x on your burner. If you are really committed to 16x media then you can get 100% authenitic 16x TY DVD-R for just over $40 shipped in 100 packs. The +R will be a little bit more but IMHO it doesn’t really matter which format you go with provided that you are using quality media.

I ended up buying a spindle of each

Here is what the local Best Buy in New York has

The -R spindle was:

Complete DVD Media Code = 
00 00 00 00 01 40 c1 fd 9e d8 52 00 02 84 0d 12 .....@....R.....
98 99 90 00 03 43 4d 43 20 4d 41 00 04 47 2e 20 .....CMC MA..G. 
41 4d 33 00 05 88 80 00 00 00 02 00 06 09 0d 14 AM3.............
DVD Media Type=DVD-R
DVD Media Code=CMC MAG. AM3

The +R spindle was:

Complete DVD Media Code = 
00 00 00 00 a1 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 05 3f .............&.?
00 00 00 00 00 00 07 52 49 43 4f 48 4a 50 4e 52 .......RICOHJPNR
30 33 04 38 23 54 37 13 00 44 73 00 84 6d 15 15 03.8#T7..Ds..m..
0b 0b 08 08 01 19 1b 0c 0c 0c 0d 01 00 00 00 00 ................
DVD Media Type=DVD+R

I’m going to try and check them with CD-DVD Speed and see if they are good, I guess the +R spindle has better discs right? I read CMC is getting better, are these -R discs ok?

A better question would be: Who doesn’t make them?

i’m in the process of reburning a ton of discs that were memorex dvd+r 16x. those were PHILIPS.C16, but that prob doesn’t help you.

I’d agree with the advice here though. the memorex I burned were done about 3 months ago and about 1/4 of them play the video and NONE of them are readable as far as the extracting the files from the dvd.

There’s no telling what you’ll get with memorex, and there’s a good chance you’ll get crap.

A better question would be: Who doesn’t make them?

Hehe yea, I’m finding out many discs get branded as Memorex

I tried one of the -R CMCs at 12x with Nero and it scans like this:

I don’t think thats terribly good, but it should be readable?

I’m going to try a +R Ricoh now and see the difference, the most compatible bitsetting in Nero should be ‘DVD-ROM’ not ‘Physical disc type’ right?

Yuck the scan in the last post is pretty horrible.

I flashed my NEC 3520 to Liggy&Dee’s new 2.U3 firmware, it was NEC’s current stock 3.06 firmware for the last burn

I think the write strategies must be a lot better in Liggy&Dee’s

Also I burned at 8x instead of 12x this time, same dvd image, one on the CMC and one on the Ricoh

Here are the new scans, I think the Ricoh discs look pretty good, the CMC is much better with the new firmware but it still has a lot more PIF than the Ricoh

I wonder if the slower its burned the less PIF there will be?