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Old Sep 01, 2003, 07:51 AM
kvee kvee is offline
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Default Ricoh /Verbatim 8x DVD Media

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Coming soon which is just as well if you have a new 8x drive and nothing to try out 8 speed on!

Is there an 8x DVD minus standard yet??

Ricoh say:

"With our new development in organic pigment, Ricoh's new 8x DVD+R further develops on our 1x discs. The 8x media are compatible with the new range of 8x DVD drives as well as older, slower hardware.

"The discs feature wide power margin technology to produce low error rates. The discs are both highly compatible with many set-top DVD recorders and high-speed.

"Ricoh will announce a DVD drive capable of writing to these speeds once development work is finalised.

"As yet no details of when the discs will come to market and their pricing are available."


8X DVD-R/+R media
The new 8x DVD+R reduces recording time by nearly 50% when compared to the current 4x media. To make this possible, Verbatim’s parent company, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media has developed a proprietary recording dye technology which is based on the company’s well known Metal AZO dye (which enables recording at 2.4x speeds). This new dye, called Advanced AZO is used to produce a recording layer with an improved power margin and greater sensitivity that ensures stability at faster recording speeds such as 4x and 8x.

Advanced AZO maintains properties of the current Metal AZO dye and therefore can sustain 1x and 2.4x recording, meaning the new 8x media is backward compatible with earlier drives.

Verbatim’s 8x DVD+R media is packed in Jewel Cases available in configurations of 10 packs featuring a fully printable surface.

Verbatim are also planning 4x DVD+RW which is due for launch in September 2003.

Verbatim is also the first company introducing 8x DVD-R media, available by Octomber 2003. Through the development of proprietary recording dye called Metal Azo, Verbatim was initially able to push ahead with 2x media. That development process has continued and has resulted in Advanced AZO, which was initially used on 4x media. This produces an improved power margin and greater sensitivity and this ensures stability at faster recording speeds, facilitating the development of 8x media.

Last edited by kvee; Sep 01, 2003 at 08:11 AM.
Old Sep 01, 2003, 08:22 AM
neminator neminator is offline
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8x DVD-R probably be £4 a disc and about £300 for a burner. For a saving of 7minutes on a disc is that worth it?
Old Sep 01, 2003, 10:35 AM
PhilEnfield PhilEnfield is offline
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I expect, given 6-12 months, 8 X will be commonplace and prices of Burners & media will gradualy come down.

But, like most things, if you want to be in at the beginning .... you pay a premium.

I shall be waiting for a while, until I have had my moneysworth out of my 106

Might grab a few of the Verbatim 4 X DVD+RW, when they arrive, providing they're not "silly money".

Last edited by PhilEnfield; Sep 01, 2003 at 10:38 AM.
Old Sep 01, 2003, 10:41 AM
handyguy handyguy is offline
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Those are +r too, maybe -r catch up.

Plextor has a 8x writer now. They dont write at 8x if you don't do a full disk.
Old Sep 01, 2003, 05:53 PM
PhilEnfield PhilEnfield is offline
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Yeah ..... I just read this over at CDR Labs forum :

"Plextors "8x" is a 6x-8x Z-CLV, and is said to burn a full DVD in about 10 minutes (most other 8x burners so far are quoting the same 10 minute burn time). 8x will be nice, if they can get it to do a full disk at 8x..."

So it looks like the time saving over 4 X Burners, is only 5 mins max.
Old Sep 01, 2003, 09:11 PM
jesterrace777 jesterrace777 is offline
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Not really worth replacing your burner for. I would only go with one of those new 8x drives if my 105 craps out. . . .without being under warranty.

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