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Memorex Pro Gold Archival DVD-R's - Made in France!?

Postby aviationwiz on Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:24 pm

Anyone had any experience with the Memorex Pro Gold Archival DVD-R's?

I saw them today in Micro Center, and they were made in France, which struck me as a tad interesting. Expensive though at $4 a pop!

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Postby Ian on Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:48 pm

They're made by MAM-E which, if I remember correctly, is located in France. Check this thread out for more info on the Pro Gold stuff:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=21444
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Postby MonsterMan on Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:39 pm

Hmm...

Ian, those were early samples you had then...have you tried any of the "final" media?
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Postby Ian on Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:12 pm

MonsterMan wrote:Ian, those were early samples you had then...have you tried any of the "final" media?


No. Memorex didn't seem interested in sending me more and I still haven't seen them in stores. I kinda forgot about them until now.
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Postby RJW on Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:02 am

Quite a change that the MID changed to MBIL or Mitsubishi it's still made by MAM-E which might influence the burn behaviour.
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Postby frank1 on Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:01 am

Ian wrote:They're made by MAM-E which, if I remember correctly, is located in France.
The factory is located at Ensisheim in Alsacia.
It has been bought recently from the italian CSI by a swiss company called Hayet Business Inc:
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... hlight=csi


I got recently some no-label "gold color" DVD's made there at Ensisheim
with the MID code " MBI 01RG40 ",
which is a surprising MID code for "Made in France".
These DVD's did not burn very well in my NEC 3500 (firmware 2.1B)
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Postby RJW on Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:39 am

MAM these days says they have a deal with MBIL about the use of the MID Codes but that is what MAM says.
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Postby frank1 on Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:46 am

According to the news Hayett wants to extend the factory at Ensisheim and maybe open an other one in the UK,
so I really wounder:
- which type of MID codes they are going to manufacture at Ensisheim in the future ?
- and which market they are going to aim ?
Because if they keep on manufacturing "low quality" media with higher manufacturing costs in Europe as in Asia
where are they going to sell them ?

TDK closed in may 2006 it's factory in Luxembourg precisely for this reason of higher manufacturing costs ...
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Postby frank1 on Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:46 am

The MAM-E factory in Ensisheim is closing (financially speaking)
Judgement: thursday october the 3rd in Colmar
Workers are occupying the factory because they have spotted camions which may carry away the machines (to where ?)
Source: local radio & newspapers

If this happens the only media factory left in France will be MPO
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