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Verbatim Shipping New 40X CD-R Media

Postby Ian on Thu Jan 01, 1970 1:45 am

A little PR action this morning....


Patented Technology Delivers Error-free Recording at 40x


CHARLOTTE, NC (May 21, 2002) - Verbatim® Corporation announced today that it is shipping DataLifePlus® 40x-certified CD-R discs that can burn a full 700MB of data or 80 minutes of music in about two minutes. To achieve error-free recording at the new faster write speed, the media features Verbatim's innovative "Super Azo" recording dye--a revolution in recording layer technology. Certification by 40x drive manufacturers such as Plextor, Liteon, Sanyo and TEAC provides end users with the assurance that Verbatim 40x media offers optimum recording at the full rated speed and that Verbatim's new Super Azo technology not only withstands the high-speed lasers and drive speeds of the new drives, it maximizes their performance. Verbatim 40x CD-Rs are also compatible with lower-speed drives.

"The Azo recording dye that is used to produce DataLifePlus CD-R media reacts faster to laser light than dyes used by other manufacturers," explained Ron Hanafin, Verbatim CD Product Marketing Manager. "This translates into faster, error-free recording. It's a better approach than simply minimizing the thickness of the recording layer to obtain good sensitivity for high recording speeds, because you don't sacrifice reliability and durability," he noted.

For improved reflectivity and maximum read/write performance, the Verbatim CD-R's silver reflective layer is safeguarded with a dual-protective layer that provides a longer archival life and protection from scratches that can damage the recording layer. Verbatim's DataLifePlus CD-R media is the only CD-R disc that includes double protection for the reflective layer as standard.

Like all Verbatim DataLifePlus CD-R media, the 40x CD-R discs deliver an archival life of more than 100 years and are tested to ensure the broadest compatibility with current and future CD drives.

Availability, Pricing
Backed by a lifetime warranty, the new DataLifePlus 40x 80 min. CD-R media is available from authorized resellers in single and multiple-disc packages with ultra-slim cases, jewel cases, and spindles. Street prices for the new media are $ .99 for a single disc and $8.99 for a 10-pack.

About Verbatim
Verbatim Corporation, a Mitsubishi® Chemical Company, is currently the only firm in the world that designs, develops and manufactures high-performance, high-quality CD-Recordable, CD-
ReWriteable, DVD-Recordable and ReWriteable DVD media products, and a complete family of 3.5-inch and 5.25-inch MO media, as well as magnetic media and imaging products. For complete information on Verbatim's new DVD media contact Verbatim at 1200 W.T. Harris Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28262, (800) 421-4188, FAX (704) 547-6609; or visit the company's web site at www.verbatim.com.

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Verbatim and DataLifePlus are registered trademarks of Verbatim Corporation. Other company and product names contained herein are trademarks of their respective companies. Specifications subject to change without notice.
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Jan 01, 1970 1:45 am

any opinions on Verbatim media? not just the 40x but also the older, slower media: 16x, 24x, 32x, CD-RWs.
is it good (burning quality, durability)? how does it compare to the other good brands?
whats the difference between the (older) metal Azo and the (newer) Super Azo?
Also, i believe they also have some "crystal" CDs, as opposed to "Azo" CDs and (presumably) not as good. true?
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Postby NuGuy on Thu Jan 01, 1970 1:46 am

I, too, would like someone to comment on the (relative) quality of Verbatim discs, especially when used with a Lite-On 24x burner.

I don't know if this is really news or not, but I happened to visit Sam's Club last night and saw that they are selling:

Verbatim DataLifePlus discs, 1-32x, "Super Azo."

80 discs in/with slim cases: $35

100 discs on spindle: $28

Since Fuji has apparently screwed me out of my rebate, I won't be buying any more of their products....
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Jan 01, 1970 2:01 am

bump!
nobody has anything good (or bad) to say about Verbatim media ?
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Postby burner1000000 on Thu Jan 01, 1970 2:01 am

Verbatim data Life Plus (not regular verbatims) works very well with Plex, not quite as well with TEAC and doesn't seem to burn very well, at all, with Lite-on, according to some Lite-on owners.

I haven't had any problems with them with any burner, but the plex seems to like them the best.
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Jan 01, 1970 2:01 am

GREAT!!! :D
(as i have a plex 40x and Verbatim are the only branded CDs i can get at a good price here)

do you have anything to say about the regular Verbatim DataLife (not Plus, crystal surface not azo) ?
and more importantly: how do you rate Verbatim against other good stuff: TY, Mitsui etc.?

thanks a bundle, burner1e+6 (once again ... :) )
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Postby karolensas on Thu Sep 04, 2003 7:49 pm

Verbatim media is the best. Imation memorex are good too. Just dont buy TDK and Philips. I have 2100e Yamaha burner its really crapy burner and does not work good with SOny media. So dont buy sony. YAMAHA IS REALLY LOUD!
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Postby rdgrimes on Thu Sep 04, 2003 8:26 pm

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Sep 04, 2003 10:23 pm

Verbatim DLP Media is good, as long as you don't have a LiteON.

Memorex is a grab bag, it could be good or it could be bad. Philips is made by CMC, and so is Imation.... unless you get the MBIL made Imation discs.
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Postby rdgrimes on Thu Sep 04, 2003 10:30 pm

Actually, DLP 48x is the best media I've tested thus far on my 52327S. Maybe I just got a gooder batch.
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Postby Bhairav on Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:00 am

HEh, rdgrimes, maybe you got lucky :wink: . No, I've used Verbatim DLP 16X and 32X on my 52246S, and I've got error rates of about ~1 C1 and 0 C2 average, but always with a large spike toward the end. Burnt at media-rated speed though, otherwise error rates go through the roof.

@Dodecahedron: If you've got a Plextor, GET Verbatim DLP discs! They work very well with Plextor drives.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Sep 05, 2003 1:04 am

rdgrimes wrote:Actually, DLP 48x is the best media I've tested thus far on my 52327S. Maybe I just got a gooder batch.


Are you burning it at 52x?? I don't know about the LiteON 52327S but I know that at least with the 48x LiteON drives, and to a lesser extent the 52246S. Verbatim DLP's are bad juju :wink:
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Postby rdgrimes on Fri Sep 05, 2003 9:40 am

Are you burning it at 52x

Yes, it burns equally well at any speed. All Cyanine dyes tend to be less forgiving of being burned too fast. I've has good results with DLP on all LiteOn drives, when it was a "good batch". As long as I don't burn it too fast. The main problem has always been that there's a lot of variation between batches.

Burned at 52x:

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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Sep 05, 2003 2:52 pm

bhairavp wrote:@Dodecahedron: If you've got a Plextor, GET Verbatim DLP discs! They work very well with Plextor drives.

thanks, bhairavp.
yeah, i know.
i use now 40x Verbatim DLP on my 40x and 24x PlexWriters, and have no call to complain.
i usually burn at 20x max.
only testing i can do is CDSpeed ScanDisc, CDSpeed Quality Check and use CDCheck for data comparison.
so far all 100% :D
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Postby Alejandra on Mon Sep 08, 2003 3:06 pm

bhairavp wrote:HEh, rdgrimes, maybe you got lucky :wink: . No, I've used Verbatim DLP 16X and 32X on my 52246S, and I've got error rates of about ~1 C1 and 0 C2 average, but always with a large spike toward the end. Burnt at media-rated speed though, otherwise error rates go through the roof.


DLP 16x or 32x are very diferent from DLP 48x or 52x. My last LiteOns, 48125S, 52246S and 52327S, get better results with DLP 48x or 52x media than CMC, Ritek or Prodisc.
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Postby Harrier on Mon Sep 08, 2003 5:23 pm

rdgrimes wrote:
Are you burning it at 52x

Yes, it burns equally well at any speed. All Cyanine dyes tend to be less forgiving of being burned too fast. I've has good results with DLP on all LiteOn drives, when it was a "good batch". As long as I don't burn it too fast. The main problem has always been that there's a lot of variation between batches.

Burned at 52x:

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Are these "Made In Mexico"?
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Postby rdgrimes on Mon Sep 08, 2003 6:38 pm

Are these "Made In Mexico"?

No, I won't buy the Mexico media, after some really bad ones that were 40x certified. Made in Taiwan.
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Postby Alejandra on Wed Sep 10, 2003 1:09 am

rdgrimes wrote:No, I won't buy the Mexico media, after some really bad ones that were 40x certified. Made in Taiwan.


Curious, my 40x media was made in Taiwan, had problems burning them since 40125S, but with 48x and 52x made in Mexico everything is fine.

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