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Isn't Ritek normally good media?

Discussion in 'CD-R(W) Media' started by bratcher, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. bratcher

    bratcher Active member

    Mar 24, 2004
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    I've been testing some CDR's (of sermons in audio CD format) bought from my church with Nero CD Speed.

    The discs turn out to be mostly Lead Data, some CMC, a little Gigastorage and some Ritek. All were unlabled before they were burned.

    The recorder is unknown but the duplicater has several bays & records at either 4x or 8x. I'm not sure which speed it uses. They tell me it takes 20 minutes to copy a CD if it's not already in the duplicators hard drive.

    All CDR's play fine in the home CD player plus the car & home computer. Everything tests fine except the Ritek discs which show lots of c2 errors on every one I tried. Yet those Ritek discs play ok...

    The Digital Research Riteks I used for data showed no errors for 32x burns. A TDK Ritek I have tested fine too and so did some Maxell Riteks I tested. .

    Maybe the church got a bad batch of discs?

    This is what they are made of.

    Manufacturer : Ritek
    Code : 97m31s01f
    Disc Type : CD-R
    Usage : General
    Recording Layer : Dye Type 1: Long Strategy (Cyanine, AZO)
    Recording Speed : n/a
    Capacity : 74:45.00
    656 MB
    Additional Capacity : n/a
    Overburn Capacity : not tested

    The disc (tested below) has no visable damage on the read side nor the label side.

    Starting file test
    Files: 1
    Directories: 0
    Size: 0 MB
    Errors: 0
    Speed: 0.0 X (1 KB/sec)
    File test completed
    Starting surface scan
    Good: 57.80 %
    Damaged: 42.20 %
    Unreadable: 0.00 %
    Surface scan completed

  2. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 13, 2003
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    Using PlexTools I just checked a Ritek I burned yesterday @ 24X. It was 70 min of music and there were 1,792 C1's with zero C2/CU errors.

    Here's the ATIP

    ATIP: 97m 15s 17f
    Disc Manufacturer: Ritek Co.
    Reflective layer: Dye (Short strategy; e.g. Phthalocyanine)
    Media type: CD-Recordable
    Recording Speeds: min. unknown - max. unknown
    nominal Capacity: 702.82MB (79m 59s 70f / LBA: 359845)

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