RJW wrote: dolphinius_rex wrote:
RJW wrote:Keep in mind that support for Philips mid dual layer media is slowly getting added by the drive manufacturers.
Guess who got the order for Maxell's brand of DVD+R9's
Well, basically. Although the order goes through Philips and not CMC. I was bugging my friends at Maxell the other day, asking them about it. First I asked them if it was their own media, and they initially said yes. Then I looked at them, I didn't even SAY anything (this time) and they said... "well, no. No it isn't"
I followed up with a few more questions and received a tentative answer that Philips was the OEM. Eventually I was able to drag confirmation that this is indeed the case.
As they left, one rep said to the other "well, it's not like he won't just find out the minute he gets our samples anyways...."
When asked about their Taiwanese made 16x DVD+Rs (the Philips/CMC OEM) they assured me that only a single order was placed with Philips, and the whole line was discontinued due to highly problamatic results. Fuji and Imation however seem to be supplying this media quite readily, and appear to have no intentions of dropping the media for the moment (which isn't surprising, given that Fuji helped MAKE the media!).
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