difference between verbatims?

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Blanks' started by truseq1, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. truseq1

    truseq1 Well-Known Member

    i know that there is a difference by the lock on top. which one is the one to look for the one with feet on the L or without?
     
  2. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    People have always said the ones you want have Lock written in Times New Roman (TNR). That would be the L with the feet.
     
  3. TM2-Megatron

    TM2-Megatron Well-Known Member

    Recently, though, I've noticed that a few of the 100-spindles I've picked up at Future Shop with the sans serif font have been the good variety.
     
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Those would be made by Prodisc (if they're made in Taiwan). The CMCs tend to be slightly better.
     
  5. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    The more recent DVD+R 16x 100 disc spindles I have gotten don't have Lock written in TNR and they are MCC. I've had no issues.


    Code:
    -------------------------------------------------
    Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R:MCC-004-000]
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    Disc & Book Type :       [DVD+R] - [DVD+R]
    Manufacturer Name :      [Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.]
    Manufacturer ID :        [MCC]
    Media Type ID :          [004]
    Product Revision :       [Not Specified]
    Blank Disc Capacity :    [2,295,104 Sectors = 4.70 GB (4.38 GiB)]
    Recording Speeds :       [1x-2.4x , 4x , 6x-8x , 6x-16x]
    ---------------------------------------------------
    [ DVD Identifier V5.0.1 - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]
    ---------------------------------------------------
     
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator


    Yeah, are those are made in Taiwan? If so, they're not made by MCC. They are made by CMC (most likely) or Prodisc using MCC codes.

    I do know of MCC 004s also being made in India (these are made by Moser Baer). I can't say I'm a huge fan of Moser Baer Verbatims, but other people have had lots of success with them.

    Real MCC is made in Singapore (and I'm not sure whether the Singapore plant is even making 16x single layer media; at least, I'm not aware that they are . . . they did use to make some 8x single layer blank media).
     
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  7. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Hmm... I just found one of the labels that I always throw away from around the spindle. Made in Taiwan.

    Nonetheless, I've had no issues so I'm happy. :)
     
  8. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator


    Yeah, then they are likely to be CMC made Verbatims (and as such have permission to use the MCC code).

    For Verbatim . . .

    Made in Taiwan = CMC or Prodisc
    Made in India = Moser Baer
    Made in Singapore = Mitsubishi Chemical corp
    Made in Japan = Taiyo Yuden
     
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  9. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    You can also look at the serial in the inner clear hub of the DVD's. Prodisc serials have a + or - (+ since they're DVD+R's) in them. CMC serials often start with "PAPxxxxxxx".

    I'm not sure if that still applies to the newer Verbatims that you're buying.
     
  10. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    The serial is a ***** to read but it definitely starts with "PAP..." and is purely alpha-numeric w/o a "+" or "-".
     
  11. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    CMC made Verbatims

    Yeah, the serials are hard to read through the plastic.
     
  12. TM2-Megatron

    TM2-Megatron Well-Known Member

    No, they actually were CMC; that was my point. I was surprised by it. I avoid the sans serif font myself, but my grandfather picked up a 100 spindle at Future Shop while they were on sale about a month ago, and the serial #'s began with PAP. So I went myself and picked up a few. Always on the lookout for deals on good Verbatim blanks.
     
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  13. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Are they +Rs? That's news to me that they switched fonts on the packaging.

    Me too (but only for Verbatim +R DL made in Singapore, which is all I use now)
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2007
  14. TM2-Megatron

    TM2-Megatron Well-Known Member

    Yeah, they were. +R is all I buy.
     
  15. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    O.k. thank you.
     
  16. freebird96

    freebird96 Member

    I have never looked at any of that, I just always buy the ones that they sell at Sam's club and have only had 1 spindle that gave me any problems. This covers around 2 years worth of purchases.
     
  17. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    Ok.. I'm confused. I have a new spindle of Verbatim DVD-R's.
    Serial number begins with MAP (I'm sure) and the L on Lock has a foot on it.

    So what do I have??

    -W
     
  18. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    You have CMC made Verbatim dvd-rs.
     
  19. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    The last 1000, or more, verbatim +R media that I have purchased have all been MCC 004. I have yet to have 1 bad disc or burn.
     
  20. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    Very Good! thanks!!

    -W