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Beware Imation 16x DVD-R made in India!

Postby 2Dogs on Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:49 pm

I recently bought a 50pk cakebox of the above - but would not recommend this media to anybody, based on tests with my burners! The Pioneer DVR111D did not even complete the burn.

By contrast, Imation 16x DVD+R, DAZON AZ3, made in Malaysia, seems very good.

Imation 16x DVD-R (MBI 01RG40) made in India

Burned with BenQ DW1655 BCIB @16x-------------[burn time 9:03]
----------------LG GSA-H22N 1.01 @16x---------------[burn time 5:36]
----------------Samsung SH-S182M SB03 @8x-------[burn time 8:23]
----------------Pioneer DVR 111D 1.29 @16x---------[burn time N/A]

--------BenQ DW1655--94------------LG-GSA H22N---0----------------SH-S182M--92----------------DVR 111D--N/A
----Image----Image----Image----Image
XXXXXXDW1650 Scan 91XXXXXXXXDW1650 Scan 0XXXXXXXXXDW1650 Scan 94XXXXXXXXXDW1650 Scan N/A
XXXXXXDW800 Scan 95XXXXXXXXXXDW800 Scan 0XXXXXXXXXXDW800 Scan 94XXXXXXXXXDW800 Scan N/A
XXXXXXS182M Scan 13XXXXXXXXXXS182M Scan 0XXXXXXXXXXXS182M Scan 90XXXXXXXXXXS182M Scan N/A
XXXXX165H6S Scan 13XXXXXXXXXX165H6S Scan 0XXXXXXXXXX165H6S Scan 90XXXXXXXXX165H6S Scan N/A
XXXXXXKProbe v2.5.2XXXXXXXXXXXKProbe v2.5.2XXXXXXXXXXXXKProbe v2.5.2XXXXXXXXXXXXKProbe v2.5.2
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Postby Wesociety on Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:03 pm

Ouch! Sounds like a bad batch made by MBI.

Anyone else have this same media?
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Postby Justin42 on Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:13 pm

I wouldn't recommend ANYTHING made by Imation to anybody. I bought a 100 pack of CDRs from them that I think the only quality control was "Are they round? Mostly! Are they shiny? Sorta! Well, ship em!"

They're well below Memorex media in my book. (Even though they're the same company now, I think)
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Some Imation discs are good

Postby 2Dogs on Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:06 pm

I wouldn't go that far - the Imation 16x DVD+R that I bought at the same time as this MBI stuff is fine - and my experiences with Memorex +RW and +R discs have not been great.

I would like to figure out an easy way of finding decent media, though, since quality control seems pretty loose these days by all accounts. With the +R stuff, at least both the Imation and TDK made in Malaysia DAZON AZ3 discs have been fine, with the Imation being the better of the two.

And Wesociety - Lastguyonthenet had some of this stuff, which showed pretty similar scans on his DW1655.
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Postby Wischmop on Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:55 am

Looks awful :o
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Postby RJW on Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:06 am

Yes imation owns memorex these days.

Wesociety wrote:Ouch! Sounds like a bad batch made by MBI.

Anyone else have this same media?


Hmm that might be quite hard to reproduce even if it says Made In India
Then it can still have 2 different MID's. (MCC004,MBI 03RG40)

And then there offcourse still imation disc's from other manufacturers. (optodisc,Prodisc, CMC,Daxon,Ritek to name some)
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Postby Bhairav on Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:46 am

TBH, I don't like MBI's own 16X -R Pro media either. The 16X +R media is much better.
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Postby Wesociety on Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:59 am

I have to wonder if MBI recordable media quality will improve overall now that they have purchased Phillips optical technology division.
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