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Verbatim Dual Layer media ?

Postby stix on Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:33 pm

I'm still using Verbatim MKM made in Singapore, dual layer media in my Benq DW1640. I looked recently at Micro Center and in 10, 15 or 20 packs I could only find Verbatim, made in India, DL media. How's the quality and performance of this stuff? What are some good alternatives? I'm guessing that if I find any more of the MKM made in Singapore, it will be remaining older stock, which would be fine if I could find some.

Any suggestions on DL media? I'm not giving up my Benq drives yet.
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Postby Ian on Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:14 pm

In the past I'd hesitate to recommend anything other than Verbatim DL media, but I've been getting okay results with Memorex's Ritek manufactured 8x DL media. Unfortunately, I don't think its supported by the DW1640.
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Re: Verbatim Dual Layer media ?

Postby jjones on Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:25 pm

stix wrote:I'm still using Verbatim MKM made in Singapore, dual layer media in my Benq DW1640. I looked recently at Micro Center and in 10, 15 or 20 packs I could only find Verbatim, made in India, DL media. How's the quality and performance of this stuff? What are some good alternatives? I'm guessing that if I find any more of the MKM made in Singapore, it will be remaining older stock, which would be fine if I could find some.

Any suggestions on DL media? I'm not giving up my Benq drives yet.


If you haven't already, you can also check your local Best Buy and Officemax for MIS DL Verbatims.
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Postby Grain on Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:06 pm

I've burned 35 Indian Verbatim DL's so far. No coasters, and they play perfectly. While I would much rather have MIS Verb's, so far I've got no reason to dislike the MII's.
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Postby stix on Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:02 pm

thank you, everybody, for the input on this topic.

Grain, what unit are you using to burn those?
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Postby Jim on Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:25 pm

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.
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Postby Grain on Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:28 am

stix wrote:Grain, what unit are you using to burn those?


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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:38 pm

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.
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