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    Pretty much says it all. They are SL discs I bought for about $.30 apiece.

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    These are the Verbs Datawrite/Philips right 16x? They are excellent - but I still don't burn that fast

    http://www.videohelp.com/dvdmedia.ph...CC%2003RG20%20

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    Yep, Blutach. You kept pounding it in our heads to buy Verbatims. I swear you own stock in the company or something. But I wasn't sure if these were knockoffs or the real deal. I only ran one test so far and it errored out towards the end to score a 70. Otherwise most the way through it was over 90.
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    MCC03RG20 is the so-called "Mediacode", but there are more companies that produce media with this mediacode. Verbatim are the best, but verbatim is not the only "brand" that sell media with this mediacode.

    Brand and mediacode are different thing. Brand is written on the box, and mediacode is written in the disc (too bad never visible without opening the box and inserting a disc on a burner).

    If you buy verbatim media, you buy always good media, except if you buy the so-called "Pearl White" series, because they actually are ritek media (low quality).

    So if your MCC03RG20 media are from verbatim, they are good media. In my personal experience I found that also Philips branded MCC03RG20 media are very good: my liteon 1693 burn these media with very good quality (actually it write philips media better than verbatim ones).

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    O.K. Here's a stupid question. Just cause they're labeled 16x can't I control the speed with my software? and burn at a much lower speed? I normally use Nero to burn cause I'm not sure how to burn with Imgburn without it being in iso form.
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    offcourse,thats the certified max speed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskerfan
    O.K. Here's a stupid question. Just cause they're labeled 16x can't I control the speed with my software? and burn at a much lower speed? I normally use Nero to burn cause I'm not sure how to burn with Imgburn without it being in iso form.
    Burning speed are written in firmwares. With your burning softwares you can select burning speed only between speeds written in firmware.

    For example, in the image I posted, firmware states that this disc can be burned only @ 4x and 8x. Usually burning softwares read on firmware available speeds, and let the user to select a speed, but again only between available speeds as stated in firmware.

    I suggest you to not select a speed too much distant from max certified speed of the media. In my experience, burning a 16x certified media @4x give bad results. This is not an absolute rule, but in most of cases burning a 16x media @4x give bad results.

    The only way to find optimal burning speed is doing experimentations. I know that this is ugly, but it's the only way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geno888
    Burning speed are written in firmwares. With your burning softwares you can select burning speed only between speeds written in firmware.

    For example, in the image I posted, firmware states that this disc can be burned only @ 4x and 8x. Usually burning softwares read on firmware available speeds, and let the user to select a speed, but again only between available speeds as stated in firmware.
    Unless you have a BenQ or a newer Lite-On in which case you can burn at faster than the stated speeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A_T
    Unless you have a BenQ or a newer Lite-On in which case you can burn at faster than the stated speeds.
    Correct

    I forgot to mention also this

    But not all drives do allow overspeed. It's also firmware related. Anyway, overspeed give good results only with high quality media. In my experience, only taiyo yuden discs give good results. Some verbatim batches give good results, but until now I never find one of these

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    And in your opinions am I better off burning with a Sony 510 drive or a TSST (samsung TS H552B) drive? I have heard on here that the Samsung is a crappy drive.
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    Until now I saw only bad results from samsung drives**. I don't know if it's due to a poor firmware support. Anyway I have no personal experience with Samsung drives; I only saw results on CDFreaks.

    Again, too bad , the only way to answer is to do a try with both drives and see what give better results.

    You can use your Sony drive to do scans (if I'm not wrong, it's a rebadged liteon, and liteon drives are among the most reliable scanners).



    ** I must say also that I'm rather picky about burning results

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    i just bought 3 spindles of these, sold as IOMEGA x16 -r
    for $17AU each pack, in australia that is a very good price for
    quality media.
    for comparison ty oem's sell for $27.50

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxknott View Post
    i just bought 3 spindles of these, sold as IOMEGA x16 -r
    for $17AU each pack, in australia that is a very good price for
    quality media.
    for comparison ty oem's sell for $27.50
    I wonder if there is any connection with Verbatim/MKM for those disks, they seem to be just from downunder

    made in Tawain, white?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskerfan View Post
    Pretty much says it all. They are SL discs I bought for about $.30 apiece.

    Any opinions?
    I posted scans for those not that long ago Here is the link

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