Gooberslot wrote:I don't need a spindle or anything, a 5 pack will do. I've heard that +RW are better but I'll consider either.
Volken wrote:Gooberslot wrote:I don't need a spindle or anything, a 5 pack will do. I've heard that +RW are better but I'll consider either.
Ultimately the best choice if from the maker himself.
My personal choice is Ricoh,TDK,Taiyo Yuden.
Far from sugessting that all others are bad, but these names are industry nr.1
Naturally, with DVD-RAM Matsushita (Panasonic) would be the choice (also TDK)
Umm, Taiyo Yuden doesn't make *ANY* RW media... for that matter, neither does TDK. Ricoh could be argued as making DVDRW media, but in fact they outsource to Ritek for most of their stuff.
And for DVD-RAM, Maxell makes Panasonic's media... I don't know who makes TDK's media, but it's probably Maxell or Ritek.
Gooberslot wrote:What about Fuji? I noticed Best Buy carries 5-packs of both +RW and -RW in those. Who makes those?
Volken wrote:You would be the First voice about Yuden makes *ANY* RW media, I take they entered me in twilight zone when I was in Japan, because I've heard exactly what I've wrote.
Volken wrote:I wont even comment about TDK. (because they are 100% self made source)
Volken wrote:As for source for DVD-RAM, I'm not so certain : http://www.panasonic.com/industrial/com ... artner.htm
Volken wrote:I've read about Ricoh as source of the media to Matsushita DVD-RAM.
aviationwiz wrote:For RW, I use so few, I just stick with the good ol' Verbatim/MCC DVD+RW's.
I use DVD+RW, mainly because DVD-RW media is still stuck at 2x (last I checked)
Just get a few Verbatim's, it shouldn't cost you much, and thier really good DVD's.
dolphinius_rex wrote:Volken wrote:You would be the First voice about Yuden makes *ANY* RW media, I take they entered me in twilight zone when I was in Japan, because I've heard exactly what I've wrote.
Ok, if Taiyo Yuden makes RWs, how come there is no Taiyo Yuden RW media code in any firmware in any drive?Volken wrote: I wont even comment about TDK. (because they are 100% self made source)
Umm, the company I worked for used to be a TDK distributor for Canada, and I can say from personal experience looking through our remaining samples and remaining overstock, that TDK is not 100% selfmade... maybe 25-30%? Now in Europe this percentage might be higher, since TDK actually has some small manufacturing capabilities theere...Volken wrote:As for source for DVD-RAM, I'm not so certain : http://www.panasonic.com/industrial/com ... artner.htm
dolphinius_rex wrote:The JVC ones are out, but I haven't seen them for sale anywhere yet.... Ritek's 4x DVD-RWs are also out and for sale, but I have no idea how good they are. My sample should be arriving tomorrow though I hope!
As for e-performance CD-R/RWs, they are made by Prodisc. Prodisc CD-Rs are "ok" discs, not good, but not bad. Their CD-RWs on the other hand have given me nothing but trouble! Their 12x CD-RWs are better then their 4x CD-RWs though... their 4x ones would be unusable after 3-4 burns. The 12x ones lasted about 2-3 times longer
dolphinius_rex wrote:I'm pretty sure that JVC code/brand discs are being made by someone else, but I don't know who. Still the media has tested quite on good on various review sites.
I don't know anything about XRCD or XRCD2 sorry.
Sadly, I'm not too surprised to hear about the e-performance. Like I said, Prodisc's CD-RWs never worked right.
dolphinius_rex wrote:The XRCD sounds very interesting... and as someone who works in the CD-Audio replication business (as well as blank media ) I can say that many people would be interested in this sort of thing... but unfortunatly many manufacturing plants do not allow for this technique... also almost no plant (none that i know of at least) would accept a tape reel as a master anymore... it's all done by CD-R master now As for Princo.... 2 words, "Stay Away". Princo is nasty stuff, and there are reports of a place even being sued for selling it, because Princo does not pay any of the required royalties on CD/DVD media. That aside, I've never had good results with their CD-RWs... they always burned slower then advertised, and in a couple of cases the laquer started flaking off very shortly after their first burn (and in one case even before!).
dolphinius_rex wrote:Yes, Kodak was absolutley awesome! However they were too good quality and too expensive to sell enough volume to justify their existance I guess, since the line was completely discontinued
Haven't heard of Smart Media... I've heard of Smartbuy though, if that helps
dolphinius_rex wrote:Smartbuy is another brand that uses Prodisc... although I have no idea how Prodisc's DVDRWs are, if they are similar to their CD-RWs I'd be wary!
As for the "certified quality AAA grade" marking... any company can say that their media is 'A grade" or 'AAA grade" since the company themself makes the standard for what is considered 'A grade' in most cases
dolphinius_rex wrote:I haven't tried any Sony media yet personally... I know their DVD-Rs can have an actual Sony Code on them, but I expect that Sony outsources production of them, although I think they do make a small amount of their own media.
The biggest manufacturer of blank media is still CMC Magnetics I believe, most likely followed by Ritek.
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