Woohoo new 8x media for the 2500

WOOT

Found some CMC “CMC MAG E01” today, sold as Memorex DVD+R 8x at Best Buy in 15ct spindles. Guess what NEC-fans? It’s supported in F/W 1.06!!!

NEC 2500A F/W 1.06 (rip lock only) 4.4 GB movie
Media Information
Region information N/A not a DVD-VIDEO
Media code/Manufacturer ID CMC MAG E01
Format Type UDF 1.02
Volume Name LORDOFTHERINGS
Application id
Implementation id AHEAD Nero
Recording Date/Time (mm/dd/yyyy) 9/30/2003 15:07:31
Format Capacity 4.36GB(4.68GB)
Book Type DVD+R
Media Type DVD+R
Media Id Code Speed 8.0x 11080KBps
Available Write Descriptor CAV 8.0x 11080KBps
Available Write Descriptor CAV 5.9x 8112KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 4.0x 5540KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 2.4x 3324KBps
Data area starting sector 30000h
Data area end sector 22E35Fh
Linear Density 0.267um/bit
Track Density 0.74um/track
Number of Layers 1
08 02 00 00 A1 0F 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 25 E3 5F …%._
00 00 00 00 00 00 03 43 4D 43 20 4D 41 47 00 45 …CMC MAG.E
30 31 00 38 23 54 37 10 02 38 6A 02 88 67 15 15 01.8#T7…8j…g…
0B 0B 08 08 01 19 1B 0C 0C 0C 0D 01 00 00 00 00 …

And, it works GREAT!

Just to compare, here’s a TY +R 4x burned at 8x:

Looks to me like NEC has this media fully supported, what a nice surprise!

Dear god - this is impressive…

You can clearly see the 2500 speed zones on the scan, the 6x is the “worst” and 8x the best. And don’t miss that 0.005 PO.

I also noted that this media is very dark blue, almost looks like the old Azo-Blue Verbatim CDR’s.

Nice suprise from CMC!
Looks great… I’ll have to go pick some up :bigsmile:

Interesting comments on dye color rdgrimes…

What were they charging at Best Buy for the 15 disks?

Originally posted by UV254
What were they charging at Best Buy for the 15 disks?

$30

Originally posted by rdgrimes
$30

Cool, thanks… I’ll probably pick some up just to see what it’s like to burn at 8x! (But for day-to-day burning, where the extra 8 minutes isn’t going to kill me, I’ll probably stick with the $9.94 per 10-pack (with cases) of Sony disks at Staples right now.)