Maxell 16x DVD-R Media not working

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Blanks' started by Big_Bruce, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. Big_Bruce

    Big_Bruce Active Member

    Hello. I own an IBM ThinkPad with an internal NEC 6500A DVD burner. I downloaded the latest firmware which allows me to burn -R media. My problem is that HP 16X DVD-R media will burn, but Maxell 16X DVD-R media won't. What gives? I just purchased the Maxell 100 pack on sale. Thanks!
  2. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    First...Maxell media is not good.
    You have -R listed as will and won't burn?
    That DVDRW is listed as accepting + and - media so I would guess it doesn't like the Maxell. You could also try a firmware update and try some Verbatim.
  3. Big_Bruce

    Big_Bruce Active Member

    Hey OldJoe. Thanks for the info! Yep........ HP DVD-R's burn, but Maxell DVD-R's won't. CopyDVD2 says that the Maxell media is incompatible & to
    insert a writable disk. I'll try changing the firmware.
  4. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    I think CopyDVD2 is trying to tell you that the Maxell media is the problem. :D
    A firmware update might allow you use the Maxell discs but that is not solving the issue. Get some quality media and your life will be simpler.:agree:
  5. ace2001

    ace2001 Well-Known Member

    i use maxell dvd-r 16 times and i have copied over 600 of my movies and never had problem
  6. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    And there are exceptions to everything. I hope your copies w/Maxell are still watchable in a few years.
  7. zarryluvs66

    zarryluvs66 New Member

    media error

    hi. when the movie finished downloading and i put in a blank memorex dvd+rw 16x. i got a media error pop -up have advise. i own a dell lap-top inspo.1501. is it the blank media or the lap top itself. please help giving up hope already. been working on issue 3 weeks since purchased.:bowdown:
  8. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    That is a newer model so I assume that it will accept +RW media. Have you tried a different brand of media?
  9. dfmedia

    dfmedia Member

    Maxell the brand name or media with MAXELL or MXL media codes?
    - Maxell the brand can be almost anything lately. From Ritek to CMC to Prodisc. These are the "made in Taiwan" discs and are not at all suggested.
    - Maxell the media, manufactured by Maxell and "made in Japan" should be excellent media, but it can depend on which burner you're using.
  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Won't be the easiest stuff to find . . .

    And "made in Japan" with the words "Maxell" don't necessarily indicate the media was actually made by Maxell at all. (Most of Maxell's commercial junk is made as you noted in Taiwan; this stuff does tend to be junk to varying degrees, although not all of it is bad . . . but really media codes would be useful here.) You see, Maxell's Japanese production has been reduced to such an extent that Maxell appears to be making its own media in Japan for its high end lines--for example, the Broadcast Quality line, which is, generally, not found for commercial sale (the only place I know of off the top of my head that sells it to the public in North America is The Maxell Plus line has now been outsourced to Taiyo Yuden. So if you buy the Maxell Plus line, you now run the risk of buying slightly pricey TYs (TYG02s)--and not media made by Maxell. That said, The Digital Dolphin, who you stated was acting like a childish teenager or something akin to that, notes the Maxell Plus line is now "made by Taiyo Yuden but with better quality control than `Premium' Taiyo Yuden these days". So chances are Maxell Plus media is still very good (and one reason I still recommend it).

    If you happen to be able to find old stock of the Maxell Plus media, consider yourself lucky.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2007
  11. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    New Maxell news . . .


  12. barrybrinker

    barrybrinker New Member

    Old JOE, I"ve been using Maxell DVD R+,I thought it was me.I got Fuji Dvd +. Think I'll have any problem with these. Thanks ,barrybrinker This is my first post ,sorry about all caps in your name.
  13. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    Verbatims are the way to go. Verbatim DVD-R 16x.
  14. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Actually, the stuff listed here is better, specifically the real Maxell Plus and Maxell BQ (but they are also more expensive).
  15. beautyfiend

    beautyfiend Active Member

    My maxell's arent working either...
  16. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Yes, but yours aren't the expensive Maxells that were made in Japan by Maxell.
    The Maxell Plus and Maxell Broadcast Quality lines are excellent. In fact, at the moment,
    most of the Maxell Plus line is made by Taiyo Yuden (but I prefer when they are made
    by Maxell in Japan).

    Just saying "Maxell" is pretty meaningless because Maxell doesn't make all of its media.
    Other companies do. And the generic, widely available Maxell stuff, in general, isn't very good.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2007
  17. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Fuji (Made in Japan) are good media but they became unavailable in my area. They were replaced with the Made in Taiwan ones. I stay with issues.