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TDK or Sony DVD+R 16x media?

Postby norbertofh on Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:27 pm

Hello,

I hope this is the right place to ask this: I've been always a fan of TDK disks. I've been buying them since I used to burn CD's, and a few years up to now DVD's.
I never had a single issue with TDK +R DVD's, not a single coaster, at least with the 4X and 8X discs (I don't know their number, but I'm talking about those DVD's with a backface in a very light blue, kind of turquoise color). Nevertheless I noticed that my latest burned DVD's didn't burn all that well, as the DVD's that I burned at 16x are only recognizable with my DVD burner drive (a NEC 3500AG).

So the DVD's that are giving me the trouble are the latest TDK+R DVD's, 16X certified, which have a dark reflective blue backface, with some "saturn" rings around the center, that come in a 25 disc sprindle.

Considering that I can't burn these DVD's properly at 16x, I'm thinking of buying a sprindle of Sony 16X DVD+R discs. Nevertheless, I don't know if this media is the same as these latest TDK, or if better or worse (well, at least they're prettier, as I really hate that TDK backface where I can't read what I write with my marker).

So, would you advise the 16X Sony DVD+R's? Is there more than one Sony 16X type, or is there only one kind of dye available for that speed?

Best regards,
Norberto
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Postby CowboySlim on Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:53 pm

I use nothing but Verbatim.
DVD-Rs for movie type things, and
DVD+Rs for data and backup.

8X or 16X, doesn't matter.
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Postby Ian on Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:56 pm

I've been pretty impressed by Sony's own discs (Sony MID). They're hard to find though.

Who makes those TDK discs? What's the MID?
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Postby norbertofh on Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:13 pm

Ian wrote:I've been pretty impressed by Sony's own discs (Sony MID). They're hard to find though.

Who makes those TDK discs? What's the MID?


To tell you the truth I'm a little noob in these matters... I checked the disc for some numbers and I can see one kind of serial number near the dye (in a pseudo holographic ring), at the center, which has this:

DVD+R 5610C2

I can also read (with the help of a magnifying lens) this, carved on the inner ring of the DVD:

C05L280605? - 363

(the ? stands for something that I can't read, it seems a non capital "c").


Is this what you were asking?
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Postby Ian on Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:36 pm

The easiest way to get the MID is to pop the disc in the drive and use CD Speed (www.cdspeed2000.com). Just click on Disc Info tab.
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Postby norbertofh on Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:50 pm

Ok, then that will be TDK 003.
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Postby oslik3 on Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:56 pm

try getting the latest firmware for your NEC, maybe that will help burn TDK disks better...
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Postby oslik3 on Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:56 pm

try getting the latest firmware for your NEC, maybe that will help burn TDK disks better...
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Postby norbertofh on Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:13 pm

oslik3 wrote:try getting the latest firmware for your NEC, maybe that will help burn TDK disks better...


I checked their site, and although I don't have the latest firmware installed (I have the one before that) and the TDK media isn't listed in the new supported media.:(
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