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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Mar 28, 2005 10:43 pm

I just got my first samples of Maxell's 2.4x DVD+R9 media in today, and it turns out they are using Verbatim's media code (MKM001). LOL, I guess my Maxell rep was telling the truth when he told me it would be at least as good as Verbatim!

It remains to be seen who is manufacturing the media for them, but the current speculation is CMC with the appropriate royalties paid to Verbatim of course. I'll be comparing serial numbers later when I have more brain power. I'm currently running on just short of 3 hours of sleep, after battleing with a corrupted HDD trying to salvage my review data for the LG 4163B (if anyone is wondering why it isn't up yet...). Luckily, I think I was successful.

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Re: Maxell DVD+R9 media

Postby VEFF on Mon Mar 28, 2005 10:47 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:I just got my first samples of Maxell's 2.4x DVD+R9 media in today, and it turns out they are using Verbatim's media code (MKM001). LOL, I guess my Maxell rep was telling the truth when he told me it would be at least as good as Verbatim!

It remains to be seen who is manufacturing the media for them, but the current speculation is CMC with the appropriate royalties paid to Verbatim of course. I'll be comparing serial numbers later when I have more brain power. I'm currently running on just short of 3 hours of sleep, after battleing with a corrupted HDD trying to salvage my review data for the LG 4163B (if anyone is wondering why it isn't up yet...). Luckily, I think I was successful.

Post #3500... wow!


That is funny (I am referring to the last part of your first paragraph)!
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Postby Gen-An on Mon Mar 28, 2005 11:31 pm

I haven't heard of MKM001 being made anywhere but at MCC's Singapore plant...
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Mar 28, 2005 11:38 pm

Gen-An wrote:I haven't heard of MKM001 being made anywhere but at MCC's Singapore plant...


I'm pretty sure CMC is making them now as well, but I haven't seen any personally.

As for the Maxell's, the serial numbers match with the Verbatim DVD+R9 media I have from Singapore, so I think they are one and the same.

Now, if I can just get the Maxell DVD+R9 media CHEAPER then the Verbatim's I'll be very happy! :D
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Postby Ian on Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:30 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:Now, if I can just get the Maxell DVD+R9 media CHEAPER then the Verbatim's I'll be very happy! :D


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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:33 am

Ian wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:Now, if I can just get the Maxell DVD+R9 media CHEAPER then the Verbatim's I'll be very happy! :D


Just an arm instead of an arm and a leg?


Yeah, that'd be about right! :wink:
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CMC Dl media

Postby Y2Jared on Mon Apr 04, 2005 9:52 pm

hey Dolphin, any thoughts on CMC's media DL +R media. I see memoryexpress.com offering it. Any thoughts on the quality and such considering how CMC was mentioned earlier in this post.
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Re: CMC Dl media

Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:24 pm

Y2Jared wrote:hey Dolphin, any thoughts on CMC's media DL +R media. I see memoryexpress.com offering it. Any thoughts on the quality and such considering how CMC was mentioned earlier in this post.


Unfortunately, I have yet to be able to aquire any of these discs... but as it happens, I noticed Memory Express's inventory of them earlier today when I was speaking with one of their owners ( :D ), but I haven't ordered any yet. I just found out today that my order from Taiwan was "backorderd" ... so I'll be making other arrangements, probably with Memory Express for the time being. That'll be AFTER my vacation however, which begin Thursday (more :D 's).

Ian however, may have an opinion on them, I think he may have gotten a couple of those discs, but I could be mistaken.
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Postby RJW on Tue Apr 05, 2005 7:20 am

MID code CMC MAG type D01 is approved by Philips. First results suggest there ok. However support from drive manufacturers is slow.
So they are a option only if your drive supports them at this point.

I don't know if there cheap and the package is small, because if that is true then it might be worth to try out.
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