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Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by lannigan, Aug 22, 2003.

  1. lannigan

    lannigan Regular member

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    I bought a little over a month ago 100 princo 1X non-printable disks. Burned fine, played fine, for about a month. Then, one after the other, major, major problems. I mean, the surface is mint, but they will not read, ni matter what i try, dvd-reader in my pc or in my standalone. Yikes!

    Be Warned! I bought these from
    canadacomputers.com and were told they were great disks. No! Watch Out!

    I should have listened when all you guys suggested ritek. Just got a 50 spindle of those 2 days ago.
     
  2. Oriphus

    Oriphus Senior member

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    After a month they went?? Thats pretty poor, even for Princo standards. They should easily last a good number of years. They may have supplied you with re-labelled or dodgy discs (grade B). Im glad you have changed to the Ritek side ;-)
     
  3. lannigan

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    Hey Oriphus,

    Is this a good media code for Ritek?

    00 42 00 00 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 50 00 02 35 0E 0B .B...@....P..5..
    FE FF 80 00 03 52 49 54 45 4B 47 00 04 30 33 00 .....RITEKG..03.

    I am not sure, I checked a couple of posts, and it seemed you know a bit about it.

    Yah, these princos are somehtin else. Just pooped right out. I am going to try to get my money back (good luck). I know that some show up as tdk discs in dvd decrypter and others show up as princo. Mighty wierd that they would go that fast.


     
  4. Oriphus

    Oriphus Senior member

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    Thats not the normal batch code. The normal batch code should start with H. Anything that is H4 or H6 is usually ok, as long as it is grade A material
     
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    lannigan Regular member

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    Really? They came in a red ridata package and they burn nice and play nice too, maybe they are the new batch. Where would I find disks like you describe?
     
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    What does it say around the centre of teh discs?? H# #### #### #### #### or something like that?
     
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    H5-4L16307187522B09 / and can I write on these silver top shinies with a sharpie or will that wreck the disk?_X_X_X_X_X_[small]Intel Pentium 2.4 ghz
    Msi 655max motherboard
    19" mx90 hp monitor
    1.00 gig 333 ddr ram
    lg - gma - 4020b dvd-ram/r
    lg 52X reader
    40 gig maxtor hd
    500watt power supply


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  8. Oriphus

    Oriphus Senior member

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    Not sure what a sharpie is, but you can use labelling pens no problem. Those are H5 discs, the best Princos are H4 and H6, with H5 comnig in third out of the 8 factories. This is a 3 month old bit of info, it oculdve changed bby now i suppose.
     
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    lannigan Regular member

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    no no, i meant that is the code for the riteks. The princos are H0 - blah blah blah. Must be bad or a really old batch, but is that ok for riteks, the above number from my earlier post?

    A sharpie is a fine point permanent marker, major popular._X_X_X_X_X_[small]Intel Pentium 2.4 ghz
    Msi 655max motherboard
    19" mx90 hp monitor
    1.00 gig 333 ddr ram
    lg - gma - 4020b dvd-ram/r
    lg 52X reader
    40 gig maxtor hd
    500watt power supply


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  10. Oriphus

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    Ah right, sorry. H5 is fine for Riteks, though it still cant guarantee a grade A disc.
     

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