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Postby Jim on Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:56 pm

I know this topic comes up every now and then, but I haven't been able to source these online anywhere in the US even today. Does anyone know of a source for Verbatim MKM.A03 8X DVD+RW?

I use DVD+RW quite frequently to demo video in the DIVX format on standalone DIVX players without harddrives. I'm currently using Sony's SONY.S11 4X DVD+RW discs. While these discs are wonderful, they are still 4X. Has anyone seen the 8X DVD+RW SONY.S21 discs anywhere? Are they decent? Are they still Made in Japan like the .S11 discs?

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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:43 pm

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Postby Ian on Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:01 pm

As far as I know, the only 8x DVD+RW media available in the US is from Ridata and Memorex. Even then, I think the Memorex discs are made by Ritek so they're essentially the same thing.

I don't care what Verbatim says either. Their 8x DVD+RW media is not available in the US.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:47 pm

Ian wrote:As far as I know, the only 8x DVD+RW media available in the US is from Ridata and Memorex. Even then, I think the Memorex discs are made by Ritek so they're essentially the same thing.

I don't care what Verbatim says either. Their 8x DVD+RW media is not available in the US.


Verbatim doesn't think their 8x DVD+RW media is ready. I don't think *ANY* 8x DVD+RW media works properly yet though...
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Postby Ian on Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:53 pm

I guess its good enough for the European market. They're shipping it over there.
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Postby [buck] on Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:40 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:
Ian wrote:As far as I know, the only 8x DVD+RW media available in the US is from Ridata and Memorex. Even then, I think the Memorex discs are made by Ritek so they're essentially the same thing.

I don't care what Verbatim says either. Their 8x DVD+RW media is not available in the US.


Verbatim doesn't think their 8x DVD+RW media is ready. I don't think *ANY* 8x DVD+RW media works properly yet though...

I'd blame the drive manufacturers.
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Postby Ian on Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:41 pm

It doesn't help that Verbatim has changed their media codes three times already. This makes it kinda hard for drive manufacturers to support their 8x DVD+RW media.
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Postby noycan on Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:43 am

I have also been looking forward to the 8x DVD+RW media. As a second choice, has anyone seen any 6x DVD-RW media?
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Postby DrageMester on Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:12 pm

noycan wrote:As a second choice, has anyone seen any 6x DVD-RW media?

It's not that difficult to get 6x DVD-RW media from Verbatim here in Europe. I bought some almost a year ago from a German on-line shop, and they are still available.

These 6x DVD-RW media have worked well for me so far - I'm using them in my Sony RDR-HX910 HDD/DVD recorder.

I haven't seen Verbatim 8x DVD+RW media in any of the on-line shops I use nor have I seen them in B&M shops in Denmark.

I did get some 8x DVD+RW media from SVP.co.uk however:

Datasafe 8x DVD+RW (RITEK 008) in a 10pc cakebox
Ricoh 8x DVD+RW (RICOHJPN W21) in a 10pc slim-case pack
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:06 pm

DrageMester, do you happen to know if those Ricoh 8x DVD+RW (RICOHJPN W21) are in actual fact made by Ritek (as other Ricoh media is/was)?
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Postby karangguni on Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:25 pm

dodecahedron wrote:DrageMester, do you happen to know if those Ricoh 8x DVD+RW (RICOHJPN W21) are in actual fact made by Ritek (as other Ricoh media is/was)?


I've got some of that stuff as well. I can't say for a fact if it is made by Ritek, as I'm not familiar with Ritek's serial numbers/stamper codes. The jewel case states that the discs are made in Taiwan, so it should be Ritek's work.
Pictures/serial numbers etc here :

http://public.fotki.com/disclibrary/dvd ... rw_jc_mit/

I just got hold of some Mitsubishi 6x DVD-RW discs two days ago. Burn quality is very decent for RW discs. However, I don't think those are a valid option as Mitsubishi branded discs do not seem to be sold outside of Japan and SE Asia.
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Postby DrageMester on Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:46 pm

dodecahedron wrote:DrageMester, do you happen to know if those Ricoh 8x DVD+RW (RICOHJPN W21) are in actual fact made by Ritek (as other Ricoh media is/was)?

I'm not sure, I don't have much experience with RiTEK manufactured media. This is not by accident. ;)

The Ricoh 8x DVD+RW discs are Made in Taiwan, and they have a serial number in black ink round the hub that is different from CMC and Prodisc serial numbers. This makes RiTEK a likely guess.

Serial number: V6100620B20 T01111802103

Another code in the mirror band: D0106B40111W

I don't know if that tells you anything.
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:13 pm

nope, not much but thanks.
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