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Re: Verbatim DataLife High Capacity, speed not spec, Taiwan

Postby Bhairav on Thu Nov 04, 2004 1:09 am

MediumRare wrote:Verbatim DataLife High Capacity, speed not specified, Made in Taiwan

, despite mixed results with DataLife ("Made in Taiwan" meant CMC :evil: in the past).



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G, I've used Made In Taiwan Verbatim CD-Rs here in India, and they have been Prodisc :evil: . Sucky++
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Re: Verbatim DataLife High Capacity, speed not spec, Taiwan

Postby MediumRare on Thu Nov 04, 2004 8:28 am

bhairavp wrote:G, I've used Made In Taiwan Verbatim CD-Rs here in India, and they have been Prodisc :evil: . Sucky++

That's funny, because the Prodisc's I've found here (Intenso branded) have been quite good. Verbatim CMC's, though, have given me problems, especially the ones "Made in Mexico" (!!).

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Postby Bhairav on Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:21 am

Weird :o . ANyhoo, for the same price, I get excellent Maxell Ritek discs, which I think are much better than CMC or Prodisc.
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PrimeOn Inkjet printables, 52x (Mitsui)

Postby MediumRare on Mon Nov 07, 2005 6:10 pm

Time for my annual post to freshen up this thread. :wink:
I've pretty well stuck with Verbatim DLPro (or Super Azo whatever) the last while, in particular the printable ones (I love my Canon i865- better than LiteScribe anyday). They seem to be coming from India these days.

However, the "hub printable" versions still have some structure in the inner region (blanked-out text which is non-printable) - see the attached scan. So I tried some of these PrimeOn's, which are still lighter towards the middle, but don't have any writing showing.

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LiteOn LTR 48246S
Firmware SS0E...........PrimeOn printable / MS 80min 52x........48X

Here the ATIP from SmartBurn 3.1.8:
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        Drive Type = CD-RW   
         Disc Type = CDR
          Material = Phthalocyanine
           Lead In = 97:27:58
          Lead Out = 79:59:74
  Nominal Capacity = 702.83MB
Manufacturer Maybe = Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 48X (Write)

They're fine. Burn at my max. speed without problems, CD-Speed all green. KProbe 1.1.29 C1 max/mean: 11 /1.01 (Verbatim's are better, but this is still good). They print well too, but don't like fingerprints, though. I had some C2's on my second scan until I wiped them off.

The dye is Mitsui, but fom what others have said, these are probably made by MAME. There's no country of origin mentioned.

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Postby TheWizard on Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:39 am

I'm glad you did breathe life into this thread again, MediumRare, and I appreciate all your contributions!
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Postby SkaarjMaster on Tue May 30, 2006 12:45 pm

OK, you talked me into it. I'll breathe some more life into this thread. 8)

I'm about to order another 100 CD-Rs. Are these Taiyo Yudens still the best?
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Postby Ian on Tue May 30, 2006 1:00 pm

That's what I've been ordering for myself at work.
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Postby SkaarjMaster on Wed May 31, 2006 9:28 am

Just ordered another stack! :D
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