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Memorex 4x DVD-R is only 2X

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by cosmos, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. cosmos

    cosmos Guest

    Maybe it is me as I am fairly new to this but thanks to the folks here I now have some education. After a buring a few of items onto these discs I noticed it was really taking forever.

    These were just purchased at a retail shop on a 25PK spindle.

    Here is the info I get from one of the suggested programs:

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    Device Information:
    Current Profile: DVD-R

    Disc Information:
    Status: Empty
    Erasable: No
    Free Sectors: 2,298,496
    Free Space: 4,707,319,808 bytes
    Free Time: 510:48:46 (MM:SS:FF)
    Maximum Write Rate: 2,770 KB/s (2x)

    Pre-recorded Information:
    Manufacturer ID: CMC MAG. AF1

    Physical Format Information:
    Book Type: DVD-R
    Part Version: 5
    Disc Size: 120mm
    Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
    Number of Layers: 1
    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
    Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
    Track Density: 0.74 um/track

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    Is it me or is this really 2x media ?

    Also what is the best place to learn about reading the Manufacturer ID ?

    Thx
    Junky

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    Win XP
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  2. Oriphus

    Oriphus Senior member

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    ADVDInfo will tell you about the manufacturer. Also, what program are you burning with.
     
  3. Tosca

    Tosca Guest

    What burner are you using?
    I just got a 50 pack for real cheap...but they haven't been shipped yet.
     
  4. cosmos

    cosmos Guest

    Same results with Decryptor and Nero 6.

    The media looks and feels nice purple-ish color on bottom. Playback seems fine too.

    I just ordered some Ritek printables, hoping they will do the trick. Are those the ones you recommend ?

    Thanks again!
     
  5. Discmania

    Discmania Active member

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    I have Memorex 4x at the moment - NEVER AGAIN! Every disc now produces read errors before the end of the movie which results in freezing. Up til then the read is perfect. Very frustrating and the worse discs I've ever bought.
     
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    I recommend Ritek discs!
     
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    Yes but even Ritek are not 100% - the odd short freeze does occur.
     
  8. Tosca

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    I've purchased memorex before and they seem to work fine burned on a sony dru 500ax and a pioneer 105, although they were only 2x. burned about a hundred plus or so memorex dvd+Rw and dvd-r

    Not sure how the 4x will handle though, if it even writes 4x...

    And I have never had freezing or playback problems on disc edges with any media I've tried, ritek included...Lucky I guess. (300+ discs and counting)
     
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