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Maxell 16x DVD±Rs to hit shelves in February

Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:24 pm

Just an FYI to people that I've spoken with Maxell today, and I've received word that their 16x media will begin appearing in big box stores (BestBuy, Futureshop, Staples, Walmart, etc...) starting in February, so REALLY soon!. It'll be a phasing in process, with the old 8x media being used until it runs out.

For professional line products, the 16x version has no current ETA, but 8x will continue to be made available.

Also, the 16x media will be outsourced to Taiwan, no official word on who it will be, but CMC or Ritek are likely guesses.

In other news, Maxell is about to release a whole slew of Compact Flash, and USB drives onto the market. Pricing is expected to be on par with Sandisk, with promises of higher quality and support.

In other OTHER news, Maxell has been made aware by PHYSICAL demonstration, of the bonding issues inherint in their media. Sadly, the reps from Maxell had no finger nails, and were unable to test the product themselves, but promised to speak with their plant in Japan regarding the issue.

That's all for now! :D
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Postby Scour on Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:11 pm

Hello!

Maxell 16x DVD-R/+R is avaible since month in Germany
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Postby Ian on Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:19 pm

Scour wrote:Hello!

Maxell 16x DVD-R/+R is avaible since month in Germany


And Asia as well. We're just a little behind here in North America. #-o
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:56 pm

Ian wrote:
Scour wrote:Hello!

Maxell 16x DVD-R/+R is avaible since month in Germany


And Asia as well. We're just a little behind here in North America. #-o


They needed to make sure they could outsource it to cheap manufacturers to meet Walmart's price requirements first :P
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Postby Scour on Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:50 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:
They needed to make sure they could outsource it to cheap manufacturers to meet Walmart's price requirements first :P


This means Ritek & CMC are in the next 16x-Maxell?
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Postby Ian on Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:07 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:They needed to make sure they could outsource it to cheap manufacturers to meet Walmart's price requirements first :P


That's funny. I never buy media at Walmart since its usually more expensive than say Best Buy or Staples.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:50 am

Ian wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:They needed to make sure they could outsource it to cheap manufacturers to meet Walmart's price requirements first :P


That's funny. I never buy media at Walmart since its usually more expensive than say Best Buy or Staples.


Over here Walmart is JUST getting into the blank media game seriously... but yeah, Futureshop/Bestbuy has always been the big players here in Canada.
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