Home News Reviews Forums Shop


Maxell DVD+R media

DVD-R/W, DVD+R/RW, DVD-RAM

Maxell DVD+R media

Postby dodecahedron on Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:42 am

i'm not too much up to speed on media brands/manufacturers etc. (not too much choice here), so...

anyone know who makes Maxell DVD+R and DVD-R media, 8x ?
here's a picture from the store's website:

Image

and how good is it ?
especially on a BenQ DW1620 drive.

TIA
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the land of Mordor, where the Shadows lie
-- JRRT
M.C. Escher - Reptilien
User avatar
dodecahedron
DVD Polygon
 
Posts: 6865
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2002 12:04 am
Location: Israel

Postby Scour on Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:03 am

Hello!

Not easy to say :o

If it made in Japan, Maxell made it. I have the -R 8x, the media looks ok, but have a higher PIF-total, 1400-3000. With TY-media I have mostly under 300 PIF-total.

The media could also made by Ritek (Taiwan), I dont like R03, the quality can be good but also bad, it is very various; -R could be G05, which burns good on my 1640, but I read to often the stability ia awful. I heard it could also CMC, but never had Maxell with CMC-code
Benq DW 1640, LG GH-20N, Pioneer BDR-208
Crucial M4, Sandisk SSD, Plextor M5S, Sandisk Ultra Plus, OCZ Petrol 256GB

cu
Scour
Scour
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 1909
Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2001 8:00 pm
Location: Germany

Postby Bhairav on Sat Feb 11, 2006 10:48 am

Dodeca, the 8X -R discs work really well on my 1640. Yuden002s are better though ;). Never tried TYG02.
Q6600@3.1Ghz | Asus P5Q-E | 4GB DDR2-800 | 8800GT | 4TB HDD | Viewsonic vx2025wm
Xonar DX | Pioneer DVR-212 | Pioneer 111L | Benq 1655
User avatar
Bhairav
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 1239
Joined: Mon Jul 22, 2002 5:44 am
Location: Bombay,India

Postby dodecahedron on Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:53 pm

i'm going to buy the +R.
so far DVD-R doesn't work out too well on my BenQ DW1620 :(

here's my results with DVD-R. two DVD+R scans for the sake of comparison. you can see why i conclude the drive doesn't like -R :(

basically i've given up on using DVD-R on this drive, and what stockpile of -R i have i'll keep till i buy my next drive. in the meanwhile i'll use +R. and since i want to keep the TY i have for important stuff (can't get it here, i imported it from the states, it's a pain) i'm looking for some other +R that will work reasonably well.
there's Verbatim which seems to be OK but i want to see if i can get some other stuff that's good.
25 spindle of Verbatim 16x DVD+/-R: 85 shekels = $18 (73cent/disc)
50 spindle of Verbatim 8x DVD+/-R: 158 shekels = $34 (67cent/disc)
25 spindle of Maxell 8x DVD+/-R: 61 shekels = $13 (52cent/disc) so i want to check them out (if they're any good).
Attachments
BENQ____DVD_DD_DW1620_B7P9_04-April-2005_20_12_scan1.png
Verbatim DataLifePlus 8x DVD-R MCC02RG20
made in Taiwan by Prodisc
burned at 12x
BENQ____DVD_DD_DW1620_B7P9_04-April-2005_20_12_scan1.png (49.24 KiB) Viewed 1188 times
BENQ____DVD_DD_DW1620_B7P9_13-April-2005_18_17_scan1.png
Verbatim DataLifePlus 8x DVD-R MCC02RG20
made in India by MBIL
burned at 12x
BENQ____DVD_DD_DW1620_B7P9_13-April-2005_18_17_scan1.png (50.16 KiB) Viewed 1173 times
20-October-2005_23_32_BENQ____DVD_DD_DW1620_B7T9_scan.png
Sony AccuCORE 8x DVD-R SONY08D1
burned at 8x
20-October-2005_23_32_BENQ____DVD_DD_DW1620_B7T9_scan.png (58.49 KiB) Viewed 1194 times
BENQ____DVD_DD_DW1620_B7T9_11-August-2005_22_54_scan.png
TDK 8x DVD+R YUDEN000 T02
burned at 8x
BENQ____DVD_DD_DW1620_B7T9_11-August-2005_22_54_scan.png (55.85 KiB) Viewed 1198 times
13-October-2005_16_37_BENQ____DVD_DD_DW1620_B7T9_scan.png
Verbatim DataLifePlus 8x DVD+R MCC 003
made in India by MBIL
burned at 8x
13-October-2005_16_37_BENQ____DVD_DD_DW1620_B7T9_scan.png (56.15 KiB) Viewed 1194 times
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the land of Mordor, where the Shadows lie
-- JRRT
M.C. Escher - Reptilien
User avatar
dodecahedron
DVD Polygon
 
Posts: 6865
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2002 12:04 am
Location: Israel

Postby Scour on Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:29 pm

Benq DW 1640, LG GH-20N, Pioneer BDR-208
Crucial M4, Sandisk SSD, Plextor M5S, Sandisk Ultra Plus, OCZ Petrol 256GB

cu
Scour
Scour
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 1909
Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2001 8:00 pm
Location: Germany

Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Feb 11, 2006 3:22 pm

Maxell 8x DVD+R can be their own MAXELL002 or RITEKR03... it's possible you might get CMCMAGE01 also. In any of the three cases, the results with your DW1620 should be pretty good.
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

The Progression of Computer Media
User avatar
dolphinius_rex
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 6923
Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2003 6:14 pm
Location: Vancouver B.C. Canada

Postby dodecahedron on Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:54 am

OK i bought the spindle, they turn out to be Made in Taiwan, MID code RITEK R03.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the land of Mordor, where the Shadows lie
-- JRRT
M.C. Escher - Reptilien
User avatar
dodecahedron
DVD Polygon
 
Posts: 6865
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2002 12:04 am
Location: Israel

Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:09 pm

dodecahedron wrote:OK i bought the spindle, they turn out to be Made in Taiwan, MID code RITEK R03.


Probably one of the best RITEKR03's out there :wink:

Too bad there is no such thing as a good RITEKG05 :P
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

The Progression of Computer Media
User avatar
dolphinius_rex
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 6923
Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2003 6:14 pm
Location: Vancouver B.C. Canada

Postby dodecahedron on Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:57 pm

well, burned 2 CDSpeed test discs to try this media out. one at the rated 8x another at 12x. i'm no expert but these seem to be pretty good. the 8x is nearly as good as the 8x burns of my TDK YUDEN000 T02 and Verbatim MCC 003.
Attachments
burned at 12x DiscQualityScan.png
CDSpeed test disc burned at 12x
burned at 12x DiscQualityScan.png (56.7 KiB) Viewed 1091 times
burned at 8x DiscQualityScan.png
RITEK R03 - CDSpeed test disc burned at 8x
burned at 8x DiscQualityScan.png (55.69 KiB) Viewed 1092 times
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the land of Mordor, where the Shadows lie
-- JRRT
M.C. Escher - Reptilien
User avatar
dodecahedron
DVD Polygon
 
Posts: 6865
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2002 12:04 am
Location: Israel

Postby dodecahedron on Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:01 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:Too bad there is no such thing as a good RITEKG05 :P

i'm not even gonna try that out. i've given up on DVD-R on this drive.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the land of Mordor, where the Shadows lie
-- JRRT
M.C. Escher - Reptilien
User avatar
dodecahedron
DVD Polygon
 
Posts: 6865
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2002 12:04 am
Location: Israel


Return to DVD Writers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

cron
All Content is Copyright (c) 2001-2017 CDRLabs Inc.