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Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by yas78687, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. yas78687

    yas78687 Member

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    i purchased some ridisc ritek g04 4.7gb 4x DVD-r but they down't work!! some1 said to avoid ridisc discs "like the plague" and im not sure about these discs, i used DVD identifier to test it:


    ** INFO : Drive = SONY DVD RW DW-D22A [FW BYS3]
    ** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD+RW DVD+R DVD+R-DL
    ** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD-RW DVD-R
    ** INFO : Disc = [DVD-R:RITEKG04]

    ** INFO : An Empty Writable Disc Is Recommended For Accurate Results
    ** INFO : Write Speeds (Supported By This Drive On This Disc) Listed Below

    ** INFO : GET PERFORMANCE Write Speed Descriptor(s)
    Descriptor #1 = 5540 KBPS ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

    ** INFO : MODE SENSE Write Speed Descriptor(s) [Legacy Command]
    ** INFO : MODE SENSE Is Obsolete And Not Properly Supported By Some Drives
    Descriptor #1 = 5540 KBPS ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]



    What do you think?
     
  2. yas78687

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    plus this info:


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    Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:RITEKG04]
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    Disc & Book Type : [DVD-R] - [DVD-R]
    Manufacturer Name : [Ritek Corp.]
    Manufacturer ID : [RITEKG04]
    Blank Disc Capacity : [2,298,496 Sectors = 4,489.3MB = 4.38GB (4.71GB)]
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    [ DVD Identifier - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]
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  3. JLebowski

    JLebowski Member

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    I have burned hundreds of the GO4 Ritek branded Ridata (4X inkjet printable). What problems are you having?? Have you updated the firmware for your drive?
     
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    no, how do you update the firmware and where can i get it?
     
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    ps, it says that the mode sense is obsolete and may not work on some drives?... what does that mean?...
    some1 just said ridisc should be avoided like the plague which doesnt boost my confidence on these discs :'(

    pss, thanks for your time :D
     
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    I have burned over 300 hundred ridisc with not a single problem, what works for one doesnt work for another avoiding ridisc like the plague is a bit strong IMO.
     
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    i HAVE seen fake ridisks tho... i have had some that had a very light dye and the MID codes where missing... also the writable surface didnt seem the same as a batch i had had previously... they still worked great tho and are playing fine almost a year on
     
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    yeah im with babel, i have seen some faulty ridisc. its best to read the serial number on the disc which is near the middle of the dic on the clear bit.

    But then again ut could be your dvd-drive or even the program your using, may i ask what writing program you are using?
     
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    i used dvd decrypter and that read the disc fine b4 writing but once burnt, nothing could read the discs... also tried the program that is given with the writer (Cyberlink Power2go) and that said that i need to place a disc into the drive that it could use, even tho the disc was already in...
    ps, the serial on the middle of the disc says (on the silver rim): DR5A02.-61166 and the funny thing is they are written backwards... lol, dunno what the problam can be, it just may be that the discs are not combatable (sp?) with my drive... is there anyway to find out what discs are combatible?/// ps, i use the drive: sony dvd rw dw-d22a which does seem to get mixed reviews... dunno
     
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    Your drive more than likely needs the firmware update as others have told you already. Updating the firmware is normally done to drives so they can read all the different types of media out there. RitekG04 are normally one of the top manufature ID's you can have it is the newer RitekG05's that are giving people more problems. So those disks should be fine you need to look into updating your firmware.
     

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