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RiDisc DVD-R NOT x4 - x2!!! Wtf!

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by jj666, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. jj666

    jj666 Guest

    Just bought 100 of these bloody things from [bold]SVP Communications[/bold] catalogue number DV 3164. I've always had good burns with RiDisc's but every single disc I am trying with these are not burning at all giving me power calibration errors like AN31 and PRINCO branded discs used to do before I switched brands. I know the drive is OK because I've just burned a Datawrite 8x DVD+R PRODISC-R03-03... seems strange the Ritek's being branded as 4x when they are no such thing.... just send an email to SVP so gotta see what they have to say about it
  2. Doom1234

    Doom1234 Guest

    Do you mean Ridata 4x? I've never heard of Ridisc.
  3. jj666

    jj666 Guest

    No RiDisc branded should I say. I have previously used these discs with no problems whatsoever but none of these discs want to be burnt. I have just checked with DVDInfoPro and there is no write descriptor for 4x! Full info:

    Region information N/A not a DVD-VIDEO
    Media code/Manufacturer ID RITEKG04
    Format Capacity Not Formatted
    Free Blocks 411107328
    Free Capacity 4.38GB(4.71GB)
    Book Type DVD-R
    Media Type DVD-R
    Media Id Code Speed 4.0x 5540KBps
    Available Write Descriptor CLV 2.0x 2770KBps
    Write Strategy Speed 4.0x 5540KBps
    2x Speed OPC beta 08
    2x Speed OPC power 12
    2x Write Strategy field 1 11 86 67 80
    2x Write Strategy field 2 88 80 00 00 00 00
    4x Speed OPC beta 06
    4x Speed OPC power 19
    4x Write Strategy field 1 0A 0B 09 01
    4x Write Strategy field 2 99 05 0C 0B
    4x Write Strategy field 3 00 00 00 00
    4x Speed OPC beta multi-pulse 04
    4x Speed OPC power multi-pulse 1D
    4x Write Strategy field 4 18 A8 88 85
    4x Write Strategy field 5 89 AC 88 80 00 00
    4x Write Strategy field 6 00 00 D0 00 00
    Data area starting sector 30000h
    Linear Density 0.267um/bit
    Track Density 0.74um/track
    Number of Layers 1
  4. ricster

    ricster Regular member

    Nov 27, 2003
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    Are you using Nero ? If so, here's the FAQ for that error:


    I started getting this message after installing XP SP2. I backed it out and all was well again. I've no idea what's going on sometimes - this technology is riddled with incompatibilities.
  5. jj666

    jj666 Guest

    No I use DVD Decrypter and Windows 2000 Professional so I'm not aware of that error
  6. jj666

    jj666 Guest

    Like I said the errors I am getting are the same if I use some crappy AN31/PRINCO shite. The Datawrite 8x work perfect...
  7. jj666

    jj666 Guest

    Both DVD Decrypter and Nero sense the discs as being 2x speed btw
  8. hm1

    hm1 Regular member

    Oct 3, 2003
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    sounds liek a bad batch

    i've used ridisc before and they are excellent

    the whole g04 dye thing sound to be the route cause get you money back if you can
  9. jj666

    jj666 Guest

    Whats more worrying is that they are supposedly A Grade! These are the disks in question:

    [​IMG] never had any problems with them before so yeah they may be a dodgy batch and a large batch at that because all 100 of those I ordered are rated at x2 and WILL NOT BURN! Still waiting on a reply from SVP...
  10. Higgsbsun

    Higgsbsun Regular member

    Jun 30, 2004
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    Ridisk is NOT a Ritek own brand, Ritek A grade is Ridata and A/B grade is Arita.

    I may be wrong, but I think ridisc is one of the brands produced by a firm that is infamous in this forum.
  11. kchev

    kchev Regular member

    Nov 3, 2004
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    Ritek and Ridata "branded" are the best brands. The Ridisc is lower quality second hand media. They just "call" it "A" grade.

    Stay with Ridata "branded" if you want your money's worth.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2004
  12. jj666

    jj666 Guest

    Just tried burning at 1x with no luck. These things are pissing me off, well once bitten twice shy I'll be buying this junk no longer even if they are "Ritek G04" which I have a few doubts about considering the 4x media is only detected at 2x...
  13. jj666

    jj666 Guest

    Issue resolved with SVP, I'm RMA'ing them and getting some Datawrite 8x DVD+R Prodisc-R03-03's in exchange which are the other brand I regularly use. I don't think I'll be touching these purple tops again for a while, anyone have suggestions for G04 media instead of ^^^^^^^^^^? Cheers
  14. joeblogg

    joeblogg Guest

    Tried Piodata dm www.letbuyonline.com. They seems OK.

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