Verbatim vs. Verbatim

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Blanks' started by 5150, May 26, 2007.

  1. 5150

    5150 Well-Known Member

    Hey Webslinger,
    I've been using junk media for awhile now (memoroex mainly). I haven't had any problems but I followed your advice and bought two 50 packs of Verbatims just for the sake of being proactive. I've read your posts that say the Singapore Verbatims are the ones to purchase. As it turns out, these Verbatims are made in Taiwan. I couldn't find anywhere why the Singapore ones were better. I haven't opened them yet. Can anyone tell me if these Taiwan Verbatims are ok, or should I return them, or light a match to them? Are they better or worse than Memorex?

    Thank you.:doh:
     
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    No, that applies to double layer media (and RW).

    Yeah, then they are made by either Prodisc or CMC. That's normal for single layer Verbatims. Visit here

    I prefer CMC made Verbatims (for single layers) that do not have MAP6 or PAP6 serials (found on the plastic inner hub).

    Yours are probably much better than Memorex, provided you didn't come across some bad CMC made PAP6xxx or MAP6xxx serials. And it's not as though all of those discs in those serials are bad (just a few).
     
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  3. 5150

    5150 Well-Known Member

    As always, thank you for your help. It turns out, based on the "lock-open" font, that they're prodisc. I was unaware the Taiwan/Singapore issue only affected DL discs.

    Thanks again!!
    :clap:
     
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    That's actually an India/Singapore issue (for +R DL).
     
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  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Yeah, then they won't have the troubling PAP6 or MAP6 serials (since CMC made those ones), but they probably won't be as good as the other Verbatim made CMCs either.
     
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  6. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    5150..where did you purchase the Verbatim? I purchase mine from Newegg and they are always good.
     
  7. 5150

    5150 Well-Known Member

  8. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    I have purchased from BB before and they have always been the good ones.... but I use +R.
     
  9. 5150

    5150 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the input. I tried one out last night at it seemed to work fine.
     
  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Verbatim, in general, is good. I wouldn't be recommending them on these forums otherwise. And if you do get a few bad blanks, send them back to Verbatim. They will replace them, and probably add a few extras for your time.