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Maxell DVD-R 4.7GB RITEKG05.... 8x Plays on 29 DVD Players
Plays not on 8 DVD Players
Burn Reliability is Mixed
DVD Reliability is Mixed
PC Reliability is Mixed
Console Reliability is Mixed
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Complete Media Code (DVDInfoPro/DVDIdentifier):
00 00 00 00 01 40 c1 fd 9e d8 52 00 02 b6 0e 11 .....@....R.....
98 9a 80 00 03 52 49 54 45 4b 47 00 04 30 35 00 .....RITEKG..05.
00 00 00 00 05 88 80 00 00 00 02 00 06 08 12 11 ................


Media color and text:
Gold Maxell 1-8x speed DVD-R

UPC/EAN Code:
No info


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Comments posted by Bisco from Thailand, March 13, 2010:
No comments


Additional information:

Purchased from: www.dvdr2u.com Date purchased: December -0001
Burnt with Lite-On DH-20A4P at 8x using firmware XY13N.
Burning reliability is Mixed.
PC reliability is Good.
Media color is Gold .
Media text is Maxell DVD-R 8X 4.7GB.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 50.
Media made in Taiwan.




 
Comments posted by Rervm from Brazil, October 03, 2009:
No comments


Additional information:

Date purchased: December -0001
Burnt with NEC ND-3520A at 8x using firmware 2.U5.
Burning reliability is Mixed.
PC reliability is Good.
Console reliability is Mixed.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell DVD-R / up to 8x / 4.7GB / 2Hrs - SP mode.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 50.
Media made in Taiwan.




 
Comments posted by TonyS from Turkey, November 12, 2007:
Media is not recognized when burned with TSST cd/dvdw ts-L532A, i don't recommend this discs..


Additional information:

Date purchased: December -0001
Burnt with Samsung TS-L532A at 4x using firmware TI94.
Burning reliability is Poor.
PC reliability is Poor.
DVD reliability is Poor.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell 120 min video 4.7 GB DATA DVD-R 1-8X speed.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 25.
Media made in Taiwan.
Does not work on Pioneer DV-525




 
Comments posted by lordtiger from Canada, February 11, 2007:
No comments


Additional information:

Date purchased: December -0001
Burnt with NEC ND-3500A at 8x
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is maxell DVD-R up to 8x 4.7gb 2hrs.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 50.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Ulead DVD Workshop 2 -> Nero Burning Rom 6
Works fine on LG LRA-760
Works fine on Pioneer DV-363




 
Comments posted by newzelig from Canada, October 30, 2006:
GREAT QUALITY!


Additional information:

Date purchased: December -0001
Burnt with Pioneer DVR-108 / DVR-A08 at 8x using firmware 1.17.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxelle dvd-r 8x 4.7gb 2hrs.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 100.
Media made in Taiwan.
Media UPC/EAN code is 25215627668.
Authoring/Burning comments:
toast 7.01
Works fine on Magnasonic DVD824-2




 
Comments posted by Rudi Harahap from Indonesia, June 10, 2006:
No comments


Additional information:

Burnt with BenQ DW1670 at 4x using firmware 100.
Burning reliability is Mixed.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell 4.7 GB DVD-R 8x.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 50.




 
Comments posted by Igor from Brazil, June 07, 2006:
No comments


Additional information:

Price: $40 Date purchased: May 2006
Burnt with LG GSA-4163B at 4x using firmware 1.40.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Console reliability is Good.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell DVD-R 4.7Gb Data Vídeo 8x.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 50.
Media made in Taiwan.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Discs burned with Nero. 5.5.8.0




 
Comments posted by Homer from Canada, May 20, 2006:
No comments


Additional information:

Purchased from: futureshop
Burnt with LG GSA-4040B at 8x using firmware 1.04.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell DVD-R 8x.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 100.
Media made in Taiwan.
Works fine on Philips DVP642




 
Comments posted by Hong from Hong Kong, May 05, 2006:
No comments


Additional information:

Purchased from: HongKong Date purchased: April 2006
Burnt with LG GSA-4082B at 4x using firmware A209.
Burning reliability is Poor.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is DVD-R 4.7GB 8X/1X.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 50.




 
Comments posted by jim from Canada, April 13, 2006:
Burns Fine, no actuall fails, and verifies. This gives you a nice sense that it burned well. sucker. if it is a movie it will be full of faults, pauses and artifacts. damn Ritek and their R05s. the only way that i have noticed that you can tell if it was a bad burn is if you look at the bottom of the disk, its not a uniform color, it will have swirls and discoloration


Additional information:

Burnt with Sony DRU-810A at 4x using firmware 1.0e.
Burning reliability is Poor.
PC reliability is Poor.
DVD reliability is Poor.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell Dvd-r up to 8x 4.7GB 2Hrs.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 50.
Media made in Taiwan.
Media UPC/EAN code is 025215624278.




 
Comments posted by Playboy from United States, January 27, 2006:
Picked up 4 of these 50 packs when they were
on sale at the local office supply store for
$15 ea.

I'm not that impressed, no coasters, but they
don't seem too great on the longevity.

Kind of fragile, and some already have dye rot.
Compatibility seems pretty good for the people
I have given them out to, but I don't feel I can
trust them for any sort of long term storage.

Rating 5/10.
May go up if they surprise me by
still being good in a few years.


Additional information:

Price: $0.3 Purchased from: office depot
Burnt with Plextor PX-716A at 4x using firmware 1.09.
Burning reliability is Mixed.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is 8x / 4.7 / 2HR.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 50.
Media made in Taiwan.
Works fine on Philips DVP642
Media image
Mediaimage
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Comments posted by Bear from Canada, January 25, 2006:
I have look for a way to back up my kids movies so they can watch them in our 2003 pontiac montana with the stock DVD player, and I look on this site for hints it took some time but I got it. Picture is flawless only have had one coaster so far. Hope this help to other Father's thats wants to back up their kids movies


Additional information:

Price: $10 Purchased from: walmart
Burnt with Pioneer DVR-109 / DVR-A09 / DVR-509 at 8x using firmware 1.57.
Burning reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell DVD-R 8x 4.7gb.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 15.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Shrink to 5 and nero 6 or another program that can burn video_ts files, never has work for dvd x copy




 
Comments posted by Mr Burns from United Kingdom, January 14, 2006:
Outer packaging states "Made In Japan" so I expected a MXL media id, however they are Ritek G05s. Very anoying as I was expecting quality for the price paid. If I'd have wanted G05s I could've got a 50 pack for the same price as this 25 spindle. Fortunately my burner writes to this media well but they were intended for high value backups I'd like to have for years to come not loose 6 months down the line!

Do NOT buy Maxell media from Argos if you want top quality dye!


Additional information:

Purchased from: Argos Date purchased: January 2006
Burnt with NEC ND-6500A at 4x using firmware 2.24 (Liggys RPC1).
Burning reliability is Mixed.
PC reliability is Mixed.
DVD reliability is Good.
Console reliability is Mixed.
Media color is Silver Green Gold.
Media text is Maxell 1-8x DVD-R.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 25.
Media made in Taiwan.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Data writes with Nero 6.6.0.18
DVD Video writes with ImgBurn
DVD Videp rips with DVD Decrypter/DVDShrink
Works fine on Alba DVD108
Works fine on LG 3500




 
Comments posted by Philip Wagner from United States, January 03, 2006:
Will not play on stand-alone Pioneer DVR-310 if burned at over 2x on a G5 Macintosh.


Additional information:

Burnt with Pioneer DVR-105 / DVR-A05 at 4x
Burning reliability is Mixed.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Poor.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell DVD-R 4.7 8x.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 50.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Using Mac G5 Roxio toast 6 on built-in pioneer DVR-117D
Does not work on Pioneer DVR-310




 
Comments posted by Mark from United States, December 29, 2005:
No comments


Additional information:

Price: $0.7 Purchased from: Wal Mart Date purchased: December 2005
Burnt with Memorex 16x16 DVD16+/-DL4RWlD2 Internal at 4x using firmware JWS5.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell DVD-R 8x 4.7GB 2Hrs.
Media package type is Slim Case. Number of discs 20.
Media made in Taiwan.
Media UPC/EAN code is 025215626722.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Authored with DVD Decrypter and/or DVD Shrink (depending on the disk size), and burned with Nero Recode 2, version 2.1.1.20
Works fine on Mintek DVD-1600
Works fine on Venturer PVS1960
Does not work on Broksonic DVCR810




 
Comments posted by Nero from Canada, December 29, 2005:
Picked up at Futureshop on sale for Cdn$15 for x50 spindle. Very poor burns on Benq 822A with latest firmware.


Additional information:

Burnt with BenQ DW822A at 8x using firmware B3LC-2.
Burning reliability is Poor.
PC reliability is Poor.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell DVD-R 8X 4.7GB 2Hrs.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 50.
Media made in Taiwan.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Nero8




 
Comments posted by Tiago Dagostin from Brazil, December 28, 2005:
No comments


Additional information:

Price: $1 Date purchased: November 2005
Burnt with LG GSA-4160B at 8x using firmware A306.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is MAXELL DVD-R 8X 4.7GB 2HRS.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 50.
Media made in Taiwan.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Alcohol 120%, Nero 7




 
Comments posted by Robin from Canada, December 27, 2005:
I see alot of people who have had problems with these discs, but I picked these up at Futureshop for a great price and have not had a single problem. These discs are great, no failed burns, no discs which would not play.


Additional information:

Purchased from: www.futureshop.ca Date purchased: September 2005
Burnt with LG GSA-4163B at 8x using firmware A104.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Orange.
Media text is Maxell DVD-R 8x 4.7GB 2Hrs.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 100.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Burned using both Nero 6.6 and the new Nero 7.
Works fine on Philips DVP642
Works fine on Sony DVP-NS315




 
Comments posted by batman from Canada, November 05, 2005:
No comments


Additional information:

Burnt with NEC ND-3500A at 8x
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell 4.7 GB DVD-R 8x.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 100.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Nero 6.0.0.15




 
Comments posted by Robert Zuhlke from United States, October 23, 2005:
I have had better results with these than CMC Disks. ALL Maxell disks, even the ones made by Ritek (one of the better Mfgrs) are made with Azo coatings. I had 2 or 3 bad disks in succession, and since then, have created 18 perfect movies, and counting, on them. No perfect manufactured disks exist. The Media is only one of the variables...What you are doing, and the settings you are using all affect the end result as well. These are very good! I am very confident of success when I use them.


Additional information:

Purchased from: Staples Date purchased: October 2005
Burnt with Sony DRU-800A at 8x
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell DVD-R up to 8x|4.7gb|2hrs sp mode.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 50.
Media made in Taiwan.
Authoring/Burning comments:
I have selected various burn speeds, but using "automatic" setting gives excellent results. I am using Nero
Works fine on Sanyo DVW-6000




 
Comments posted by Matt from Australia, October 19, 2005:
Haven't had a problem so far, no coasters or problems on the mentioned DVD players. I did suspect they might by bad when I bought them due to the price, but I've been pleasently surprised. They do seem to be a new shipment to my local JB so maybe they have improved.

By the way, My LG player is the 774, but 784 is the closest one I could pick.

With the information supplier in other posts, just spend a bit extra to get better quality DVD-R.!!! Don't take the risk.


Additional information:

Price: $0.5 Purchased from: JB HIFI Date purchased: October 2005
Burnt with Pioneer DVR-105 / DVR-A05 at 4x
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell 1-8x Speed Write Once.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 50.
Media made in Taiwan.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Nero 6.3.1.6
Works fine on LG V782W
Works fine on Panasonic NV-VHD1




 
Comments posted by Bob Via from United States, October 19, 2005:
No comments


Additional information:

Burnt with Sony DRU-700A at 8x
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Poor.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell DVD-R.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 50.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Nero 7.0
Does not work on Sony SLV-D100




 
Comments posted by klm from Canada, October 16, 2005:
Pure garbage. I have been using Maxell DVD media for over two years and I have found that the quality has continually gotten worse. These Taiwan made discs are brutal, far worse than the Memorex crap I tried two years back. I always look for the Japanese made Maxell's, but they have become more and more difficult to come by. The first disc I burned from this recent purchase had its surface literally disolve. I've never seen anything like that before. I burned several more only to find that neither my pc, dvd player or PS2 would read them properly. I am done with Maxell.


Additional information:

Price: $20 Purchased from: Future Shop Date purchased: October 2005
Burnt with LG GMA-4080N at 2x
Burning reliability is Poor.
PC reliability is Poor.
DVD reliability is Poor.
Console reliability is Poor.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 25.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Burned with Tmpgenc DVD Author
Does not work on Sony DVP-S300




 
Comments posted by Jay from Australia, October 08, 2005:
We were burning from a disk image made with instant copy and 15 disks failed straight away with error message "Write 32kb at position 228" then "Sense information" and then lots of hex numbers.

AVOID!!!!!!


Additional information:

Purchased from: JB HIFI
Burnt with LG GMA-4020B at 2x using firmware a108.
Burning reliability is Poor.
Media color is Yellow.
Media text is Maxell 50pk dvd-r HGX STAMPER TECHNOLOGY.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 50.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Instant Copy 8.0




 
Comments posted by Jeff Rickel from United States, October 05, 2005:
No comments


Additional information:

Burnt with NEC ND-3500A at 16x using firmware 2.19.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 50.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Sonic 6.1, Nero 7.0 Burns at 16x, no coasters
Works fine on Apex AD-1165
Works fine on Philips DVP3500




 
Comments posted by Joel from Canada, September 24, 2005:
I don't know what everyone is talking about? These RITEKG05's work great. I've used them for DVD-R movies, and game backups for both my XBOX and PS2, and they work just as well as my Maxell MXL RG03's.


Additional information:

Price: $0.4 Purchased from: www.futureshop.ca Date purchased: September 2005
Burnt with Sony DRU-530A at 4x using firmware 2.1c.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Console reliability is Good.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell DVD-R.
Media package type is Jewel Case. Number of discs 10.
Media made in Taiwan.
Authoring/Burning comments:
DVD DECRYPTER
Works fine on Microsoft Xbox
Works fine on Prima DV1500
Works fine on Sony Playstation 2
Media image
Mediaimage
Click to enlarge




 
Comments posted by Chad from United States, September 01, 2005:
I commented back on May 31, 05 on these when I had burned about 12 of them. Now that I've finished the 50ct cake box I felt like updating.

I had a total of 1 bad burn out of the entire 50ct. And I had background stuff going on at the time so it may have even been my PCs fault and not the media. One thing to note is that I always burn at 4x even though they are 8x. It boosts my confidence that it's going to give a good burn.

This was probably the best DVD-R media I've used to date (well I've only used a few others, Silver Memorex which sucked and some TDKs that was Ok but degraded over time, and Fuji which was decent but not as good as these)


Additional information:

Price: $0.2 Purchased from: Fry's Electronics Date purchased: May 2005
Burnt with Emprex DVDRW 1016IM at 4x using firmware A089.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell DVD-R 8x|4.7GB|2Hrs....
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 50.
Media made in Taiwan.
Media UPC/EAN code is 025215624278.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Nero 6, DVD Shrink 2
Works fine on Pioneer DV-414
Works fine on Polaroid PDV-0700




 
Comments posted by John T from Canada, August 23, 2005:
So far so good! The quality score is around 96 ~ 98.


Additional information:

Price: $40 Purchased from: www.futureshop.ca Date purchased: August 2005
Burnt with BenQ DW1620 (Pro) at 8x using firmware B7T9.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell 4.7 GB DVD-R 8x speed Media.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 100.
Media made in Taiwan.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Burned with Nero 6.3.1.25
Works fine on Philips DVP642




 
Comments posted by Brad Clarke from Canada, August 16, 2005:
Burned at 4x.


Additional information:

Price: $40 Purchased from: Future Shop Date purchased: August 2005
Burnt with LG GSA-4163B at 4x using firmware A102.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell DVD-R Up to 8x 4.7 GB 2 Hrs SP Mode.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 100.
Media made in Taiwan.
Media UPC/EAN code is 02521562766.
Authoring/Burning comments:
DVD Shrink with Nero
Works fine on Panasonic DVD-RV32
Works fine on Toshiba SD3860




 
Comments posted by PD from Australia, August 01, 2005:
maxell badged -ritek go5 - every one a loser !! after 30 good TDK's

spindle packs - cheap crap.

bought from JB HiFi - AVOID




Additional information:

Purchased from: JB HiFi
Burnt with Sony DRU-700A at 4x using firmware vy08.
Burning reliability is Poor.
PC reliability is Poor.
DVD reliability is Poor.
Console reliability is Poor.
Media inkjet printable reliability is Poor.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is maxell dvd-r 1-8x.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 25.
Media made in Taiwan.




 
Comments posted by BOBBY BALDWIN from United States, July 11, 2005:
15 OF THE 25 USED DID NOT WORK, FROZE UP DVD PLAYERS OR COMPUTER DVD REWRITER. FOUND SOME TYPE OF SUBSTANCE ON DVD'S AFTER BURNING, HAD TO CLEAN BURNERS' LENS.


Additional information:

Purchased from: WALMART Date purchased: June 2005
Burnt with Sony DW-D18A at 8x using firmware VYS2.
Burning reliability is Poor.
PC reliability is Poor.
DVD reliability is Poor.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is MAXELL DVD-R 8X/4.7/2HrsEPmode.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 50.
Authoring/Burning comments:
BACKUP WITH NERO OEM 6.6.0.13 W/DVD SHRINK 3.2
Works fine on Emerson EWD-2203
Does not work on Panasonic DVD-A120




 
Comments posted by dealhunter from Canada, July 08, 2005:
Way too many errors when burning on my Pioneer 109-
Burns Ok on my HP420 (Nec OEM) & NEC 3520 but playback is pretty terrible! Lots of freezing and/or unreadable towards the end of the disk- I will not be buying these disks anymore- The MIJ Maxells (MXL RG03s)are the only 'Maxells' you should buy. I still have a good stash of the MIJ disks.
Beware of packaging, though!!!! Some of the 100 spindles I have bought from Futureshop states MIJ!!!! but they are Riteks!!! Seems like all the Maxells are now Made in Taiwan. It's kinda disappointing considering the Ritek G04's (4X) old Maxells were very decent average media.
Even the Memorexes CMC MAG & Fuji Prodiscs are better than these!!
STAY AWAY from Maxells Made in Taiwan!!! (Ritek G05's)


Additional information:

Price: $0.4 Purchased from: Futureshop Date purchased: April 2005
Burnt with Pioneer DVR-109 / DVR-A09 / DVR-509 at 8x
Burning reliability is Poor.
PC reliability is Mixed.
DVD reliability is Poor.
Console reliability is Poor.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell DVD-R 8X.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 100.
Media made in Taiwan.
Works fine on Sony DVP-S715




 
Comments posted by tito47 from Switzerland, June 28, 2005:
Pure crap very high number of PI/PO errors unreadable.
What a P.O.S is incredible !


Additional information:

Price: $0.5 Purchased from: Maxell Europe Date purchased: May 2005
Burnt with NEC ND-3520A at 4x using firmware 3.04.
Burning reliability is Poor.
PC reliability is Poor.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell DVD-R 8X.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 25.
Media made in Taiwan.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Nero 6




 
Comments posted by chris from United States, June 16, 2005:
bought 100, all 100 have CRC errors after 2 months without ever being used.


Additional information:

Price: $20 Purchased from: walmart Date purchased: April 2005
Burnt with OptoRite DD0405 at 8x
Burning reliability is Poor.
PC reliability is Poor.
DVD reliability is Poor.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell 8x DVD-R.
Media package type is Jewel Case. Number of discs 5.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Nero Buring ROM 6.6.0.1




 
Comments posted by A. Blankenbaker from United States, June 15, 2005:
Everything worked fine at first...after a while the disks became unreadable


Additional information:

Price: $20 Purchased from: Wal-Mart Date purchased: May 2005
Burnt with HP DVD640e at 8x using firmware JOU4.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Mixed.
Media color is Orange Gold.
Media text is maxell DVD-R Up to 8x 4.7GB 2Hrs SP Mode 8x/1x.
Media package type is Slim Case. Number of discs 20.
Media UPC/EAN code is 2521562672.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Authored and burned with Nero 6.6.0.13




 
Comments posted by Who Ster from United States, June 06, 2005:
These are worthless. Everytime I burn I get errors no matter what speed I use on my Plextor or Pioneer burners. I always get errors. AVOID.


Additional information:

Burnt with Plextor PX-712A at 8x
Burning reliability is Poor.
PC reliability is Poor.
DVD reliability is Poor.
Console reliability is Poor.
Media inkjet printable reliability is Poor.
Media color is Orange.
Media text is MAXELL.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 50.




 
Comments posted by Chad from United States, May 31, 2005:
So far so good. I've burned about 12 DVDs (Archiving Movies) w/o an issue so far (well if you don't count burning the same ISO twice :-( ) This is the first media I've purchased that has reliably played in all DVD drives and players I own.

I had seen the reviews but and was skeptical, but I couldn't pass it up at $12.99 - $5.00 MIR for $7.99 total at Fry's


Additional information:

Price: $0.2 Purchased from: Fry's Electronics
Burnt with Emprex DVDRW 1016IM at 4x
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell DVD-R 8x|4.7GB|2Hrs...
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 50.
Media made in Taiwan.
Media UPC/EAN code is 025215624278.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Nero 6, DVD Shrink 2
Works fine on Pioneer DV-414
Works fine on Polaroid PDV-0700
Media image
Mediaimage
Click to enlarge




 
Comments posted by NIIDeep from United States, May 21, 2005:
Got a pack of these from a Staples sale for ~$17. I previously had the Made in Japan Maxells and thought that I would get them with media code MXL03. But instead I got Made in Taiwan, Ritek G05. Did some tests on them at 8x and I consistently get bad drops in speed after the 3.5 GB mark in Nero CD/DVD speed. I dropped my burn speed to 6x and BAM! I got a perfect speed curve. So I don't believe this media is capable of reliably burning at 8x. I've read that depending on the batch you get you may or may not get good burns. Overall Ritek makes pretty decent media. Used and have a bunch of 4x media, Riteck G04 and these are pretty reliable. This is the first media that I would have mix feelings about.


Additional information:

Burnt with Plextor PX-716A at 8x using firmware 1.07.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell DVD-R 8x|4.7GB|2Hrs..
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 50.
Media made in Taiwan.
Media UPC/EAN code is 025215624278.
Authoring/Burning comments:
DVD Decrypter




 
Comments posted by Rebel from United States, May 07, 2005:
I was kind of skeptical about these after reading all the bad complaints this particular media coded Maxell discs received. I ended up with these since the Office Depot I was at had only 2 packs of DVD+R's left and I wanted to buy more discs at the $8.99 price for 25. This is my first time at recording to DVD-R media. I have always purchased DVD+R's before. All of my recordings so far have gone off without-a-hitch. I have not had one single problem. Perfect playback every time in all players tested. All 36 of them have scored around 97 to 98 disc quality in Nero CD-DVD Speed. I am beginning to wonder if it is a combination of the DVD burner along with the software used to burn that makes a difference on success rate of the recorded disc. I make sure nothing else is running when a burn is taking place, not even moving the mouse around. I always check my backup DVD against the original file using DVDInfoPro to make sure everything is in order. Out of thousands of discs recorded I have had only 1 Ridata DVD+R with an unreadable error...and that was my fault for not unhooking the DSL line. A program popped up and the burning rate dropped from 8x to 1x. All of my friends who now use CopytoDVD to burn with now have no more problems too. I wouldn't hesitate to buy this media code again.


Additional information:

Price: $9 Purchased from: Office Depot Date purchased: May 2005
Burnt with NEC ND-3520A at 8x using firmware 3.04.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is maxell DVD-R Up to 8x 4.7GB 2Hrs SP Mode DVDR 8x/1x.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 25.
Media made in Taiwan.
Media UPC/EAN code is 025215627613.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Ripped with SmartRipper 2.41; Shrunk with DVDShrink 3.2; Burned with CopytoDVD 3.0.45.79; Checked for errors and compared DVD-Video files with DVDInfoPro
Works fine on GE Digital 5803P
Works fine on Memorex MVD-2022
Works fine on Mintek DVD-1600
Works fine on Sony DVP-NS501P
Works fine on Sony DVP-NS775V




 
Comments posted by bri from Canada, May 02, 2005:
I took them back to futureshop unopenned because I bought them online. I switched them for the MADE IN JAPAN ones that are the real maxell disc's.


Additional information:

Price: $0.4 Purchased from: futureshop.ca Date purchased: April 2005
Burnt with NEC ND-3500A at 8x
Burning reliability is Mixed.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is maxell 8x dvd-r.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 100.
Media made in Taiwan.
Media UPC/EAN code is 2521562766.




 
Comments posted by subman from United States, April 29, 2005:
I'm amazed, but the proof is in the pudding. The 100pk Cakebox from Office Depot said "Made in Japan", which has always been MXLRG03 for me, but this cakebox is RITEKG05. For comparison purposes, I bought 2 100pk cakeboxes at the same time, and the one made-in-Japan is MXLRG03, but the 2nd is RITEKG05. [b]Be warned.[/b]

Performs as per RITEKG05.




Additional information:

Purchased from: Office Depot Date purchased: April 2005
Burnt with NEC ND-3520A at 8x using firmware 3.04.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell DVD-R 8x/4.7GB/2hrs.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 100.
Media made in Japan.
Media UPC/EAN code is 025215627668.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Nero v6.3.1.6 using DVD-Video template.




 
Comments posted by Antony Alonso from United States, April 19, 2005:
I'm using Liggy & Dee's hacked firmware (2.TC RC3, based on MD16 2.FC with riplock removed and RPC1). I bought this pack in the full expectation they were the usual MXL code media (excellent burns @ 16X); instead I got RitekG05. The hacked firmware only allows up to 12X, which fails miserably on verify --- usually in the last 5% of the verify read cycle. If I dial back down to the rated speed (8X) they will burn successfully; even so, the last 5% of the verify cycle often drops down to 4X on read back, whereas most quality media jump up to around 15-16X in my considerable experience. As another said, look to see if made in Japan (MXL code media) or Taiwan (RitekG05); this can be found right above the UPC barcode. Buy Japan only and you'll be OK.

Side note: I had a similar experience with Ridata RitekG05 on my old NEC-2500. The difference being that the first disc burned fine, then 13 failures in a row (no matter whether the hacked V2B5 firmware, or latest stock). I've not reverted to stock on my 3500, as at least I get successful burns @ rated speed in this case (whereas on the 2500, I couldn't in any shape or form --- reboot, reflash, etc --- no difference). I don't know if it's a burner issue with the media, or a questionable/forged mediacode problem.

These 50 packs are on sale for $18 this week at Staples (4/19/05 is today's date, sale thru Sat).


Additional information:

Price: $0.4 Purchased from: Staples Date purchased: April 2005
Burnt with NEC ND-3500A at 8x using firmware 2.TC.
Burning reliability is Mixed.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell DVD-R Up to 8X 4.7GB 2Hrs SP mode.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 50.
Media made in Taiwan.
Media UPC/EAN code is 025215624278.
Authoring/Burning comments:
DVD Decrypter, Nero
Media image
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Comments posted by tamgelikah from United States, April 18, 2005:
By no means am I trying to discount or disrespect George, Jason and Mark (the 3 previous and only other posts as of 04/17/05), so gentlemen please don't take offense or take this personally but (1) ALL the other RITEKG05 media have good to excellent ratings/comments - check yourself - search by the actual media id RITEKG05 not brand (Maxell) (2) The other leader in DVD media reporting (nomorecoasters.com) also rates RITEKG05 as good (it rates in the 2nd tier - there are 4 total tiers) (3) I've already burned the entire Sex and the City Set (like 20 DVDs) and I've had no coasters or problems.

So just wanted to post my experience and knowledge in contrast and fairness to what I (and apparently several others) feel is a solid DVD media. Let's not put these in the same class as CMCMAGs.


Additional information:

Price: $0.4 Purchased from: Staples
Burnt with NEC ND-3500A at 8x
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is maxell DVD-R 8x 4.7 GB 2Hrs SP mode.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 50.
Media made in Taiwan.
Media UPC/EAN code is 25215624727.
Authoring/Burning comments:
1Click, DVD Shrink, DVD Decryptor, DVD43, CopyToDVD, NERO, Easy CD Creator.
Works fine on JVC DR-M10S




 
Comments posted by George from United States, April 17, 2005:
DO NOT BUY the Made in Taiwan Maxell 50pack DVD-R's. They are rebadged RITEK G05s as Jason Anthony said below. I picked up 3 packs from Staples today (4-17-05), looking at the first 2 packs that read Made in Japan, I grabbed a 3rd without looking and it turned out to be the Taiwan junk.

I always used to buy Ritek media, but this last batch of G05's is horrible!

Make sure you read the UPC barcode. In small print above it is the Made in xxxxxxx? Look for made in Japan ONLY.


Additional information:

Price: $20 Purchased from: Staples Local Store Date purchased: April 2005
Burnt with Pioneer DVR-108 / DVR-A08 at 8x using firmware Nils 1.14.
Burning reliability is Poor.
PC reliability is Poor.
DVD reliability is Poor.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Gold Maxell DVD-R Up to 8x 4.7GB 2Hrs.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 50.
Media made in Taiwan.
Media UPC/EAN code is 025215624278.
Authoring/Burning comments:
DVD Decryptor and Nero Ultra 6.6.0.12
Does not work on Panasonic DVD-RP91
Media image
Mediaimage
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Comments posted by Jason Antony from Australia, April 15, 2005:
Do not confuse these re-badged Ritek G05s (RITEKG05, made in Taiwan, variable quality and in this case, dreadful) for the real Maxell discs (MXLRG03, made in Japan, archival quality).

These were on sale for AUD 29 at JB Hi-Fi in 2005 March, but the shipment was delayed by over a month, so bought 2 spindles a week ago. The package label boasts "HGX Stamper Technology" but since they're made by Ritek, I seriously doubt it. False advertising, anyone?

I burnt 3 discs at 8x with my Pioneer DVR-108 -- all turned out to be coasters (every other DVD it burnt reads fine to this day).

I tried both the patched 1.18 firmware from >NIL: (burn would freeze at 10%, had to reboot Windows XP) and the latest official 1.19 (would burn up to the 4489 MB mark, but after 48% in CD-DVD Speed, the disc would be unreadable).

Avoid at all costs.


Additional information:

Price: $30 Purchased from: JB Hi-Fi, Australia Date purchased: April 2005
Burnt with Pioneer DVR-108 / DVR-A08 at 8x using firmware 1.18 (>NIL:), 1.19(orig.).
Burning reliability is Poor.
PC reliability is Poor.
Media color is Green Gold.
Media text is Maxell 4.7 GB data 120 min video DVD-R 1-8x speed.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 50.
Media made in Taiwan.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Nero 6.6.0.8a
Media image
Mediaimage
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Comments posted by Mark from Australia, April 08, 2005:
This media is advertising that it uses Maxells HGX stampers. It does not. It is just Ritek G05. They are badged exactly the same as Maxell MXL RG03 8x discs that are made in Japan.
AVOID this media.


Additional information:

Price: $40 Purchased from: JB Hi-Fi Australia Date purchased: May 2005
Burnt with LG GSA-4160B at 4x using firmware A303.
Burning reliability is Poor.
PC reliability is Mixed.
DVD reliability is Mixed.
Console reliability is Poor.
Media color is Gold.
Media text is Maxell 1-8x speed DVD-R.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 50.
Media made in Taiwan.
Authoring/Burning comments:
dvd-shrink, Nero
Works fine on Sony DVP-S535D
Does not work on LG 3000P




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