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Ridata DVD+R Model DRD+474-RDCB50 ..these any good?

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by Paxil, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. Paxil

    Paxil Member

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    What's up everyone? Just ordered a 50 pack of these yesterday from Newegg for $20.49US . Has anyone else had any experience with these? They are rated at 4X but I've heard some drives will burn them at 8X with no problems. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
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     ... I've had great success using RiDATA +R media ... But the R01s are better than the R03s ...
     
  3. Pony321

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    That's all I've used since day 1 and with a 99.9% success rate (at 4x only). Be sure to inspect the recording surface of the first few discs in the cakebox. I've at times discovered flaws such as scratches and other inperfections mainly from the first few blanks at the top of the stack. Actually It's not a bad idea to do a quick lookover of the disc before the burn.
     
  4. Paxil

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    Thanks for your input guys. I am a total newb at this....don't even have my drive yet, ordered a LiteOn 1633S yesterday along with the discs. Have Decrypter and Shrink ready to go though. Can't wait for the fun to begin!
     
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    I hope you luck out like I did. I ordered exactly the same media you did (50-pk $20.49), and it turned out to be this:

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    Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R:RICOHJPN-R01-002]
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    Disc & Book Type : [DVD+R] - [Not Available]
    Manufacturer Name : [Ricoh Co. Ltd.]
    Manufacturer ID : [RICOHJPN]
    Media Type ID : [R01]
    Product Revision : [002]
    Blank Disc Capacity : [2,295,104 Sectors = 4,482.6MB = 4.38GB (4.70GB)]
    Recording Speeds : [1x , 2.4x , 4x]
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    [ DVD Identifier - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]
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    ** INFO : Data Below Is Formatted For www.VideoHelp.com/DVDmedia
    ** INFO : 4-Byte Header Present But Has Been Cleared To Zero
    ** INFO : Format 11h - ADIP Information
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    Complete DVD Media Code =
    00 00 00 00 a1 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 05 3f .............&.?
    00 00 00 00 00 00 01 52 49 43 4f 48 4a 50 4e 52 .......RICOHJPNR
    30 31 02 38 23 54 37 09 00 3c 67 00 ac 62 16 18 01.8#T7..<g..b..
    0b 0b 0a 0b 01 19 1b 0b 0b 0e 0f 01 00 00 00 00 ................
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    DVD Media Type=DVD+R
    DVD Media Code=RICOHJPNR01
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    Try a Google search on RICOHJPNR01 ... it's among the best media available anywhere (probably equal to Taiyo Yuden). I read the same Newegg reviews and thought it would be middle quality Ritek R03-02 but it definitely is not! I just ordered another spool & am praying I get another one of the same Grade-A media.
     
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    Balaam Regular member

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    Re: RICOHJPNR01

    According to digitalfaq.com, and my personal experience, these disks are 2nd class media. Definitely NOT equal to Taiyo Yuden:

    2ND CLASS MEDIA
    Decent discs, though not perfect, about 80-95% success rate:
    RICOHJPN = Ritek or Ricoh = (+R)(+RW)
     
  7. Paxil

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    Yup...I received the RICOHJPN discs as well. They work great, will definitely be ordering more soon.
     
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    Re: RICOHJPNR01

    According to my personal experience, these disks are FIRST CLASS MEDIA. They definitely ARE equal to Taiyo Yuden. AND since Digital FAQ hasn't been updated since Oct 10, 2004 ... You've gotta take their ratings with a grain of salt ...

    I've burned at least 500 of these with nary a coaster ... you can't beat 100% ...

    You also can't beat the service that NewEgg provides ... My favorite on-line supplier ...
     
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    kchev Regular member

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    i'm with you catfreak, i have burnt about 400 of them and they all kprobe just as good as my Taiyo Yuden discs i also use. i haven't had one bad disc

    i would definitely rank these in the same class as the TYs as long as they have the ricoh id
     
  10. Zisguy1

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    4 replies to my post, 4 different people, every post uses the word "definitely" and nobody misspelled it. Gotta be some kind of record. LOL.

    Anyways... my second spool has the same UPC and EAN, so it's probably the same stuff. After burning more of these (& testing too) I concur this is first class media. Will concede though that Taiyo Yuden is pretty much guaranteed good, whereas RiData can vary depending on what media they use. IMO it's worth taking a chance if prices are good. Others may want to stick to "known safe" media, everyone's different.
     
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    LOL.....definitely!
     
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    nice.
     

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