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Old Mar 12, 2004, 04:45 PM
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The ones I have are the same dark purple that I have always recieved from Ritek/Ridata discs. It seems to me that this is more of a UK issue then it is in the US. You guys have all sorts of "Ritek" discs over there where as we only really have Ritek or Ridata. I have seen a few Aritas floating around but they certainly aren't common.
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Old Mar 13, 2004, 02:25 PM
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[i]Originally posted by NotAHacker [/i]
[B]What does [URL=***********.dvddecrypter.com/]DVD Decrypter or [URL=***********.dvdinfopro.com/index.php]DVDInfo PRO say for Media ID? [/B]
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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  4.0x   5540KBps
Available Write Descriptor                           CLV  2.0x   2770KBps
Available Write Descriptor                           CLV  1.0x   1385KBps
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                                                      05
4x Speed OPC power                                                     1B
4x Write Strategy field 1                                     0E 10 08 09
4x Write Strategy field 2                                     97 06 0D 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
As I say, these come up as Ritek G04.

The difference though is obvious to anyone who has handled enough Ritek DVD-Rs. Riteks have a distinctive reddish-purple formulation; these are more a straight dark purple, similar to Postech or Prodisc, identical to the GDS-ID media and the inner rim model code (DR5L19...) is in a different font. They *are* Ritek G04 discs but they're produced in a Gigastorage plant, using a slightly different formulation and it isn't clear if they're as good (or even better?) than the "real" G04 discs.

I haven't had any issues with them whatsoever, but then I don't have problems with Prodisc, Postech, Lead-Data or even AN31 either so I'm probably not the one to ask. I *do* know one or two people who reported issues but they have marginal writers (one Optorite, one LiteOn 411s) so it's difficult to say if it's the fault of the media or not.
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Old Mar 13, 2004, 03:48 PM
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[B] but they have marginal writers (one Optorite, one LiteOn 411s) so it's difficult to say if it's the fault of the media or not. [/B]
What is a marginal writer? Cause I have one so I'd like to know.
By the way as I said I don't have a problem with G04's!!!
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Old Mar 13, 2004, 05:59 PM
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Marginal writer = one that may have issues with several media types. The 411s in particular is known to have issues with -R media (+R is fine though).
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Old Apr 10, 2004, 07:38 PM
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The only reason they are darker jase is because they have a dark surface that isnt transparent, Ive never heard of ridatas carrying anything but the ritek dye and if what you say is true then what your basicaly saying is that these ridatas are fake as ritek dont put there MID on any discs unless they carry the ritek dye, Thats why the ritek +R media dosen't have the ritek MID but RICOH even though they are made by ritek.
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