Yuden t02 media - real or fake?



ok, i ddi as much searching as i could and i have see many things that say there are alot of fake yuden disc’s out there… i have just bought a few OSI branded purple and white topped discs that are for “data and video” and on the lower lright corner have english and japanese characters…

from what i can tell these are real yuden’s but how can i be sure?
last time i tried i could not use kprobe (only have a 3500 here) so what can i use to test the quality of my burn?

i burnt a movie at 16x (and bitset it to dvd-rom), this is what dvdinfopro shows me… any suggestions/ideas?
Media Information
Disc Regions are 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Media code/Manufacturer ID YUDEN000T02
Media Product Revision Number 00h
Format Type UDF 1.02
Volume Name X
Application id
Implementation id mkisofs
Recording Date/Time (mm/dd/yyyy) 2/18/2005 20:24:24
Format Capacity 4.37GB(4.70GB)
Book Type DVD-ROM
Media Type DVD+R
Manufacturer Rated Speed 8.0x 11080KBps
Data area starting sector 30000h
Data area end sector 22FDBFh
Linear Density 0.267um/bit
Track Density 0.74um/track
Number of Layers 1

                       Complete Media Code                           

00000000 08 02 00 00 01 0F 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 25 FD BF …%…
00000010 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 59 55 44 45 4E 30 30 30 54 …YUDEN000T
00000020 30 32 00 38 23 54 37 10 02 4E 72 02 8C 63 16 16 02.8#T7…Nr…c…
00000030 0B 0B 0A 0A 01 19 1B 0C 0C 0C 0D 01 00 00 00 00 …


Post the serial numbers on the disc - that is the easiest way to check.


You might want to check these threads:


Just in case you still don’t understand what we’re referring. Try to read whatever written on the inner ring of the disc.

In principle, an ultimate(?) fake maker may duplicate those letters and numbers. But they are not careful enough to decieve the few people who can understand it.


hey guys, sorry i posted this in the wrong spot
ive got a disc here, on the back side in the centre ring i can read
“ifpi cy33”

real or fake? or is that even the right thing?


Sorry for my late response. It didn’t sound like a TY hub #. But I just waited for some experts to give a firm answer about it.

My Sony TY Youden000T02 has these 2 pine prints which are readable from the burning side.

“0902” (180 degrees apart from the first one, but both prints are readable at one angle)

Though I don’t have other brands of TY T02, from comment of others, I believe this is the typical format of a T02 disc. (Of course the numbers themselves may differ.)

Doesn’t the package say where it is made? All genuine TY are made in Japan.


hmm mine only have the one set… im thinking they are fakes…