MediumRare wrote:cfitz: the India 40x and EU 48x have ATIP = 97m 34s 23f like your Mexicos, but have differing nominal capacities:
40x: 79m 59s 74f
48x: 79m 59s 73f
Maybe this codes the rated speed or a different process?
Different process sounds reasonable, but I don't know with authority. My Mexican ones report 79m 59s 73f like your EU ones.
As for the CMCs masquerading as DataLifePlus, that's too bad. For what it is worth, though, it is believed that at least some Verbatim DataLifePlus media are made in CMC factories using Mitsubishi Chemical's process and materials. So it wouldn't be too surprising to see some inbreeding going on. Let's hope it doesn't spread, as we all know the unfortunate results of inbreeding...