Jim wrote:I started to stockpile the MIS DVD+R DL discs but then I noticed that the major retail stores started restocking with MIS discs in the new packaging. Some have theories that Verbatim recognized their mistake either from a public outcry (online) or internal quality control and shifted more of the 2.4x DL production back to Singapore. I now see more MIS spindles than MII at Best Buy and Office Max.
I can guarentee you that is not that case. MBI still gets MASSIVE orders for Verbatim DVD+RDL, and would probably get larger orders yet if they could improve the yields on the media that is up to Verbatim's spec.
Furthermore, Verbatim will be moving more and more of their Singapore production to 8x DVD+RDLs , and then 16x. I expect 2.4x to be completely phased out of Singapore later this year.
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