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Verbatim 8x Media -- is it MCC ?

Postby oslik3 on Sat Feb 12, 2005 1:10 pm

Does anyone know who makes Verbatim +R or -R 8x 50-disk spindles sold at BestBuy ? They are made in Taiwan.

Is it a safe bet it's MCC and not CMC ?

Thanks !

Looks like a good deal this week: 50-disks for $20, no rebates.

I wonder if next week they will have Fuji-TY at similar sale prices...
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Postby Boba_Fett on Sat Feb 12, 2005 1:18 pm

Ironically, my 100 pack of Verbatim 8x DVD-R says its made in Taiwan, but they are MCC disks. Got 'em from Amazon a few weeks ago.
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Postby Ian on Sat Feb 12, 2005 2:15 pm

I believe they are made by CMC, but with MMC codes on them.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Feb 12, 2005 4:38 pm

They are either going to be made by CMC, or by Prodisc. If you're lucky, it'll be CMC :wink: (yes, that's how low an opinion I have of Prodisc!)
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Postby oslik3 on Sat Feb 12, 2005 4:39 pm

Thanks !

Ian, are these the ones that you used for your Plextor 716 review ?
If that's the case, they look as good as TY (for Plextor 716).
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Feb 12, 2005 6:16 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:They are either going to be made by CMC, or by Prodisc. If you're lucky, it'll be CMC :wink: (yes, that's how low an opinion I have of Prodisc!)

is there amy way to tell ?
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Postby Ian on Sat Feb 12, 2005 6:31 pm

oslik3 wrote:Thanks !

Ian, are these the ones that you used for your Plextor 716 review ?
If that's the case, they look as good as TY (for Plextor 716).


I think I used the DataLifePlus (Made in Singapore) discs for that review.
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Postby RJW on Sat Feb 12, 2005 6:54 pm

Don't judge verbatim made by prodisc on other prodisc media with MCC code since there seems to be a difference.

About MCC singapore they probally stopped produceing 8x media.
Don't forget that MCC singapore mostly is for the more dificult stuff(stuff with a higher profit margin ) and for demonstrateing technology so MCC can licens this to third parties like PRODISC,CMC and MBIL..
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Postby Gen-An on Sat Feb 12, 2005 10:48 pm

dodecahedron wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:They are either going to be made by CMC, or by Prodisc. If you're lucky, it'll be CMC :wink: (yes, that's how low an opinion I have of Prodisc!)

is there amy way to tell ?


You can tell by the inner hub serial numbers (they're etched into the plastic). CMC uses serial numbering schemes starting with PAH for +R and MAH for -R. Prodisc uses a scheme that involves two long strings of numbers separated by a "-" for DVD-R or a "+" for DVD+R. You can't tell this instore since the foam rings on top of the top disc obscure the hub area.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Feb 13, 2005 8:32 pm

Gen-An wrote:
dodecahedron wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:They are either going to be made by CMC, or by Prodisc. If you're lucky, it'll be CMC :wink: (yes, that's how low an opinion I have of Prodisc!)

is there amy way to tell ?


You can tell by the inner hub serial numbers (they're etched into the plastic). CMC uses serial numbering schemes starting with PAH for +R and MAH for -R. Prodisc uses a scheme that involves two long strings of numbers separated by a "-" for DVD-R or a "+" for DVD+R. You can't tell this instore since the foam rings on top of the top disc obscure the hub area.


Thanks Gen-An!!

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Postby Gen-An on Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:17 pm

Wish I could take the credit, but I found this info out on a Japanese DVD burning website: http://hhg.sakura.ne.jp/cd-dvd/
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