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Blank media questions/answers here....ALSO a discussion for DVDRW drives

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by greensman, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. greensman

    greensman Regular member

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    I wanted to start a thread dedicated to media and whatever burns, scans, or reads it. Basically whatever media you want to talk about....do it here. I think that some of the threads (mainly docTY thread) have a little too much OFF topic "chatter" and we need another thread to talk about different media and DVDRW drives. NOT knocking the docTY, actually I love it and will visit it every time it's updated but I'd like to see it stay FOCUSED on TY media and any problems related to TY media. :D

    So if you have good, bad, great, poor, mediocre, indifferent, or any experiences or questions about media post them here. We have plenty of people that would/will be available to answer/field ALMOST any questions someone might have pertaining to media. :)

    ...gm


    Just purchased some Verbatim DVD+R 16X (MCC004) from Office Max. The internet advertises them at $22.99 +tax per 100 pack, but in store; NOTHING. :) Took in my 3 ink cartridges ($9 OFF purchase) and printed online advertisement (which they happily matched) then paid a few pennies over $15 for a 100 pack. YEAH!!!

    edit: grammar and spellin, what else?? :D
     
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  2. XxRUINSxX

    XxRUINSxX Regular member

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    Ahh so it's only an online sale again huh? So taking in a printed add from their website will get you the same price in store?
     
  3. greensman

    greensman Regular member

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    Hey RUINS.

    Yeh I've never had a problem with them matching their online ad. Just take it in and show it to them during checkout and there you go. :)

    I didn't check last night to see which MCC 004's I got. From what I understand CMC and Prodisc make Verbatim MCC 004 discs. ALSO the CMC ones are supposed to be BETTER quality. :D I think that JOERYAN and some others have explained this elsewhere. Sorry I can't remember the link. PAPA = CMC ; + = Prodisc (inner code on center of hub on clear portion of hub)

    ....gm
     
  4. cincyrob

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    hear-ye hear-ye the scan man is here...lol
    what a way to invade a new thread...lmao

    ok about those office max verbs i got me 300 of them in the past 5 days.at my local office max they did have them onsale for 22.99 didnt have to refer to anything online..
    as stated in anther thread i got my first 100 for $8.51 took in 5 inkcarts...lol .08 cents a disc WOW...

    then went back with 6 inkcarts and got 200 more got them for $28 total 14cents a disc...very nice...

    ok here is the inner hub code off the first 100 cake box...
    PAPA15KD20094462
    AND THE OUTERHUB
    ZD5176-DVR-T47D

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R:MCC-004-000]
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Disc & Book Type : [DVD+R] - [DVD+R]
    Manufacturer Name : [Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.]
    Manufacturer ID : [MCC]
    Media Type ID : [004]
    Product Revision : [Not Specified]
    Blank Disc Capacity : [2,295,104 Sectors = 4.70 GB (4.38 GiB)]
    Recording Speeds : [1x-2.4x , 4x , 6x-8x , 6x-16x]
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [ DVD Identifier V5.0.1 - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    heres the hub code off anther cake box..
    ZD8146-DVR-T47D
    AND THE INNERHUB PAP691LD9203689
    dvdidentifer says the same for it as the last.

    and this cake outerhub reads
    ZD5191-DVR-T47D
    innerhub
    6202e2515400262c6
    now this one was hard to read??? and a odd code???

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R:MCC-004-000]
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Disc & Book Type : [DVD+R] - [DVD+R]
    Manufacturer Name : [Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.]
    Manufacturer ID : [MCC]
    Media Type ID : [004]
    Product Revision : [Not Specified]
    Blank Disc Capacity : [2,295,104 Sectors = 4.70 GB (4.38 GiB)]
    Recording Speeds : [1x-2.4x , 4x , 6x-8x , 6x-16x]
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [ DVD Identifier V5.0.1 - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    so im out of inkcarts now. but am stocked up some now....
     
  5. greensman

    greensman Regular member

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    That is an odd code cincyrob. :) You might get a magnifying glass and see if you can read it a little better. :p Like I said I didn't check mine yet and will later today. :)

    Thanks for stopping by buddy. Hope to see more of the crowd around. :D

    ...gm

    edit: Looks like the first 2 cake boxes are CMC made and the third is more than likely Prodisc.
     
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  6. BIGTOXY69

    BIGTOXY69 Regular member

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    Good luck Greensman! Will post if I have anything of media merit Later Bud !
     
  7. Shardel

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    Curious-
    Meritline had a sale on BeAll 8X DVD+R discs. $19.99 for 100 with
    free shipping. Checking further I found info that said NASA and the
    FAA use them. Has anybody heard of these or used them? Are they
    any good?
     
  8. greensman

    greensman Regular member

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    Shardel,
    Do you live near an Office Max? If so you can go get Verbatim MCC 004's for $22.99 +tax. I'm sure that the ad/sale ends tomorrow but you might try and pick some of those up for a GOOD price on GOOD media. :) AND if you have any old ink cartridges lying around you can get $3 credit for each cartridge. :D

    I found some posts on another forum of the BeAll branded media (mid:BeAll000 PG0-000) and they seem less than stellar to me. I don't care if the D.O.D. uses them. LOL. ;)

    link to BeAll scans ....check out post #59 & #60 then L@@K thru the rest of the thread for MCC 004 scans. :D

    hth.......

    ...gm

    ADD: 7084E1626+01053E18 is the clear hub code on my MCC 004's. Looks like they're MBI made or Prodisc as I read somewhere. :) Hope that's right and if NOT please someone correct me so I can change the info. I want to get the info 100% RIGHT if I can. :D

    I'll do a burn and scan later for our perusal!!! LOL.

    EDIT: I found the link I was looking for and the discs I indicate above are indeed Prodisc made. :D link to MCC 004 hub codes

    HTH>>>>>>>>
     
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  9. Shardel

    Shardel Guest

    Thanks for the info. I was just curious because I hadn't heard of
    them before. Usually order TY on line even when I pay more. I rarely
    get a coaster-like one in the last 200.
     
  10. darren22

    darren22 Guest

    hey there im using tdk+r to burn movies they all worked fine until about a month ago now my burner wont pick them up and there not cheap media b/c i checked in vso inspector and there rated 1st class medeia.So if anyone is using tdk+r to burn could you tell me which firmware you use ive upgraded to a091 rolledback to a190 and even a082 when i rolled back to a082 i put a dvd in and it burned perfectly then i tried another one and the burner didnt pick it up again and same with another 40 or 50 tdk+r bland dvds. any help would be great.thanks

    darren22
     
  11. greensman

    greensman Regular member

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    darren22,
    You might let us know what drive it is and how old it is as well. :) How many burns would give an idea as to the "wear" it has too. :)

    I'm guessing it's an I/O Magic (BTC made) but we won't know until you indicate the model # and such. :)

    btw TDK isn't really known as "top notch" media but I've had pretty good success with them anyway.

    ...gm
     
  12. darren22

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    hi there yes its BTC i opened up the computer and thats wat it says inside. Theres a log of the last burn which failed using tdk+r
    VENDOR DVDRW
    MODEL:IDE 16X
    DRIVE LETTER:I:
    FIRMWARE:A190
    BUFFER SIZE:2048 KB



    9/9/2007 3:58:49 PM info ********** Report session closed ***********
    9/9/2007 3:58:43 PM error Write error at 0 (16) - Code 03 73 03 [Medium error, Power calibration fail (CD-burner is dirty)]
    9/9/2007 3:58:32 PM info Write started 2162304 sectors to write
    9/9/2007 3:58:32 PM info Writing speed requested x4.0, effective x4.0
    9/9/2007 3:58:32 PM info Available write speed: 16x, 12x, 8x, 4x
    9/9/2007 3:58:32 PM info Media ID: TDK-003-00
    9/9/2007 3:58:32 PM info Media type: DVD+R
    9/9/2007 3:58:32 PM info Ultra DMA mode 4 (ATA66)
    9/9/2007 3:58:31 PM info Scanned files #10, folder #2 - total size 4427284480 b. (4.12 Gb.)
    9/9/2007 3:58:31 PM info Inserted media type : DVD+R
    9/9/2007 3:58:31 PM info Write started
    9/9/2007 3:58:31 PM info Media name: "How High.DvDrip.Xvid-JESS"
    9/9/2007 3:58:31 PM info Burned folder: "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\ConvertXtoDVD\How High.DvDrip.Xvid-JESS"
    9/9/2007 3:58:29 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
    9/9/2007 3:58:28 PM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R
    9/9/2007 3:58:28 PM info New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - DVDRW IDE 16X A089 [D] (Ide)
    9/9/2007 3:58:24 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
    9/9/2007 3:58:21 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
    9/9/2007 3:58:21 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
    9/9/2007 3:58:21 PM info Version 2.2.3.258
    9/9/2007 3:58:21 PM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\VSO\ConvertXtoDVD\ConvertXtoDvd.exe"
    9/9/2007 3:58:21 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
    9/9/2007 3:58:20 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************

     
  13. greensman

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    It appears that your "CD-burner" is dirty. LOL. You can try cleaning the burner (laser) but be careful they are quite delicate. :)

    If it were me I would look at getting another drive. I'm NOT a fan of BTC and optical drives are very cheap right now. :) You can get almost any "name brand" drive delivered for less than $40. :D

    hth....

    ...gm
     
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    greensman Regular member

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    darren22,
    The things highlighted in red are the reason I posted what I did. It shows that your DVDRW drive is either dirty or not working properly. In either case I would consider REPLACING the drive for something of better quality. I can recommend many drives but I would look at Lite-on's for one possible alternative replacement drive. They make many DVDRW drives and many of them are quite good. :)

    If you have any more questions don't hesitate to ask. :D

    ....gm

    edit:
    I never thought to ask if you were having problems with other media too. Well are you?? LOL. Sometimes I'm a little slow. :D
     
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    I wanted to add a scan of the MCC 004 discs that I bought from Office Max. :)

    Verbatim DVD+R 16X MIT (MID: MCC-004-00)
    Burned w/ Samsung SH-203B @ 12X
    scanned w/ Lite-on LH-18A1P @ 4X
    4154 MB

    scan MCC 004 CMC made Verbatim

    ...gm

    I'm so confused. LOL. cmc NOT prodisc Verb...
     
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  17. cincyrob

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    now thats a nice scan there. 1 little spike to make it a 93, but nice and low PIE's and a good average number on the PIF's sweet scan...

    think i might need to get me some of them office max verbs?????

    OH DUH!!!!
     
  18. darren22

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    hi again yes i have problems with all media types verbatims,maxwell,tdk,bulkpaq i have them in -R and +R the burner is not dirty as i put a cd lens cleaner in and its fine i used to get that error from convertx just. now none of my blank media will work it still lets me burn cds though any ideas?
     
  19. greensman

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    Your drive is let's say screwed. If you're having problems with all DVD media then I would say you need another drive. :S

    If you would like any suggestions then fire away. I know that I can answer some questions and there will be others thro in their 2 cents too. :D

    LIKE I said before the BTC optical drives aren't that great for quality or longevity. I know there are exceptions to the rule. LOL. I have one in my work computer and it still puts out decent burns BUT it hates CMC MAG media. NOT a real surprise but I've read plenty about how the support for CMC MAG media is a little lacking. LOL. Anyway my FEW cents on the deal. :)

    ...gm
     
  20. hobbit112

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    ¢¢

    It's very possible that your red laser in your burner has failed. When you try to burn dvds, are they ruined or just blank? Can you play dvds in your drive?

    I have a burner with the opposite, it will read & burn dvds fine but won't recognize a cd. It's a 2 year (3 year old now) sony (rebadged lite-on).

    In either case, I agree with greensman and say it's time for a new burner. Since they cost about the same as a 50 ct or 100 ct blank dvds, it's no longer such a big deal. As greensman said, probably the most difficult part will be making a decision on what to buy. :D
     

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