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I've heard horror stories about bad media.

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by jester48, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. jester48

    jester48 Member

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    I have k-hypermedia dvd+r media (25 spindle), and I was wondering if dvdinfopro would detect if the disc is bad. People say that the burn works fine for awhile, and then won't be recognized by anything. Well, I don't want my files to disappear.

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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Who does DVD Info Pro say makes the disc?

    Here's a thread dealing with these discs:

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/68238
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    This is what the media info spat out at me.

    Media Information
    Region information N/A not a DVD-VIDEO
    Media code/Manufacturer ID CMC MAG R01
    Format Capacity 4.21GB(4.52GB)
    Book Type DVD+R
    Media Type DVD+R
    Media Id Code Speed 2.4x 3324KBps
    Available Write Descriptor CLV 2.4x 3324KBps
    Available Write Descriptor CLV 2.0x 2770KBps
    Data area starting sector 30000h
    Data area end sector 21B02Fh
    Linear Density 0.267um/bit
    Track Density 0.74um/track
    Number of Layers 1


    00000000 08 02 00 00 A1 0F 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 05 3F .............&.?
    00000010 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 43 4D 43 20 4D 41 47 00 52 .......CMC MAG.R
    00000020 30 31 00 38 23 54 37 0A 02 78 6E 02 C8 63 16 16 01.8#T7..xn..c..
    00000030 0B 0B 0A 0A 01 1C 1E 0B 0C 12 12 01 00 00 00 00 ................
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    DVD Info Pro will do a read test for errors after the disc has been burned. It is generally known that CMC is poopy media - I wouldn't use them. Ritek G04 are very good media at a reasonable price.

    Of course be prepared for someone to come to this thread and say CMC are the best discs in the world and that you're wasting your time buying the good stuff like Ritek. I guess they think if it works "good" for them, it's good for everyone.
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