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Verbatim (DataLife) DVD-R 4.7GB CMC MAG..... 2x Plays on 38 DVD Players
Plays not on 5 DVD Players
Burn Reliability is Mixed
DVD Reliability is Mixed
PC Reliability is Good
Console Reliability is Mixed
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Complete Media Code (DVDInfoPro/DVDIdentifier):
00 6A 00 00 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 50 00 02 87 0D 13 .J...@....P.....
88 99 80 00 03 43 4D 43 20 4D 41 00 04 47 2E 00 .....CMC MA..G..
00 00 00 00 05 00 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 ................

or

00 42 00 00 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 50 00 02 87 0D 12 .B...@....P.....
87 99 70 00 03 43 4D 43 20 4D 41 00 04 47 2E 00 ..p..CMC MA..G..
00 00 00 00 05 22 30 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 ....."0.........


Media color and text:
Silver Verbatim DalaLife DVD-R for General

UPC/EAN Code:
0-23942-94490-4


27 user comments

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Comments posted by Steven MacDonald from United States, April 07, 2005:
Media does not work if burnt at 2x only 1x


Additional information:

Burnt with Pioneer DVR-103 / DVR-A03 at 2x
Burning reliability is Poor.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is DVD-R Datalife Verbatim R-4.7.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 25.
Media made in Taiwan.
Media UPC/EAN code is 2394294600.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Toast Titanium 5.2




 
Comments posted by Mark from United States, May 14, 2004:
No comments


Additional information:

Burnt with TDK 440N at 2x
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Purple.
Media text is DataLife.
Media package type is Cake Box. Number of discs 25.
Works fine on Toshiba SD2300
Does not work on Toshiba SD2109




 
Comments posted by A Jones from Other, January 09, 2004:
I agree with above comment: "every burn was glitched on the outer portion of the disc (last 15-20min)"
This appears to be very unreliable media (some batches perfect, some batches trash), maybe poor product that should not have got through quality control has been released. The media I bought came on 25 spindle, is 2x DVD-R and is not marked DataLife.




Additional information:

Burnt with PikaOne Classic 4x Internal at 2x
Burning reliability is Poor.
PC reliability is Poor.
DVD reliability is Poor.
Media color is Silver Gray.
Media text is Verbatim 4.7GB 1-2x DVD-R.
Authoring/Burning comments:
DVD Shrink & Nero 5




 
Comments posted by cue from Other, January 08, 2004:
Media seemed to work for the first couple of burns, but as I got deeper into the spindle every burn was glitched on the outer portion of the disc (last 15-20min)

UPC/EAN Code: 023942946007


Additional information:

Price: $1 Purchased from: CompUSA Date purchased: November 2003
Burnt with Lite-On LDW-411S/451S at 2x using firmware DR4FS0F.
Burning reliability is Poor.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Mixed.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is Verbatim DataLife DVD-R.
Authoring/Burning comments:
DVDShrink 3.2b and Nero 6.3
Works fine on Pioneer DV-535




 
Comments posted by knightstepper from Other, December 05, 2003:
datalife 4.7gb dvd -r
bought a 25 pack worked great not a problem.
bought a 50 pack and wont play in apex dvd player or playstation2. Noticed that the difference between the 25 pack and the 50 pack is the thickness of the inner ring on the back of the disc which is just before the written data. The 50 pack has a thicker ring then the 25 pack that I had used with success.


Additional information:

Price: $1.4 Purchased from: sams club Date purchased: December 2003
Burnt with Plextor PX-708A at 2x using firmware 1.03.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Mixed.
DVD reliability is Poor.
Console reliability is Poor.
Media color is Purple.
Media text is blue.
Authoring/Burning comments:
dvd shrink
nero 6.0
Does not work on Apex AD-1600




 
Comments posted by Tony from Other, November 26, 2003:
This media has a hard time playing on my PS2. Even the K-Hypermedias DVD-R out performs this Verbatim brand even though they have the same media code. But for now, i use this Verbatim as frisbees


Additional information:

Price: $1 Purchased from: Office Depot Date purchased: October 2003
Burnt with Sony DRU-510A at 2x using firmware 1.0d.
Burning reliability is Mixed.
PC reliability is Poor.
DVD reliability is Poor.
Console reliability is Poor.
Media color is Silver Blue.
Media text is Verbatim Datalife DVD-R 4.7GB.




 
Comments posted by Leech from Other, November 09, 2003:
Excellent media. All burns have been successful; no coasters. I only burn at 1x, though (just my preference to quality/integrity over speed.) Works on all my players.

DVD Identifier retrieved a slightly different media code from the two above. That might have something to do with clearing the 4-byte header, but I wouldn't know. Here's what it showed:
Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:CMC MAG.]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Disc Type : [DVD-R]
Manufacturer ID : [CMC MAG.]
Disc Application Code : [Unrestricted Use : Consumer Purpose]
Recording Speeds : [1x - (2x)]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2.298.496 Sectors - 4.489MB - 4,38GB]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
[DVD Identifier - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------------------------
** INFO : Data Below Formatted For www.DVDrHelp.com/DVDmedia
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Is Present But Has Been Cleared To Zero
** INFO : Format 0Eh - Pre-Recorded Information In Lead-In
00 00 00 00 01 40 c1 fd 9e d8 50 00 02 87 0d 13 .....@....P.....
88 99 80 00 03 43 4d 43 20 4d 41 00 04 47 2e 00 .....CMC MA..G..
00 00 00 00 05 00 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 ................
----------------------------------------------------------------
DVD Media Type=DVD-R
DVD Media Code=CMC MAG.....
----------------------------------------------------------------


Additional information:

Price: $1 Purchased from: www.officedepot.com (2 for 1 promotional offer) Date purchased: November 2003
Burnt with Toshiba SD-R5002 at 1x using firmware 1031.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is Verbatim DataLife DVD-R 4.7GB.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Rip with DVDDecrypter. Author/edit with IFOedit, Pinncale Instant Copy, CCE, TMPGEnc, and Scenarist. Burn with DVDDecrypter and Pinnacle Instant Disc. Disc also plays in Toshiba SD-R1202 DVD-ROM drive.
Works fine on Koss DVP2163
Works fine on Pioneer DV-343
Works fine on Sampo DVE-620
Works fine on Zenith DVB312




 
Comments posted by yoshi from Other, October 06, 2003:
No comments


Additional information:

Price: $3 Purchased from: www.ketta.com Date purchased: October 2003
Burnt with NEC ND-1300A at 2x using firmware 1.06.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is Verbatim DVD-R for recording 4.7GB 1-2x.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Burned with Nero 6.0.0.15
Works fine on Thomson DTH-211E




 
Comments posted by obeck from Other, September 19, 2003:
First Verbatim Burn. Not surprised it didnt work in the Panasonic A120, it is an old player


Additional information:

Price: $1.2 Date purchased: September 2003
Burnt with OptoRite DD0201/DD0203 at 2x using firmware 1.6.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is Verbatim Datalife DVD-R 4.7GB R R4.7.
Authoring/Burning comments:
DVD Shrink
Nero 5.5.10.50
Works fine on Mintek DVD-2580
Works fine on Philips DVD727
Does not work on Panasonic DVD-A120




 
Comments posted by John Bosco from Other, September 13, 2003:
No comments


Additional information:

Price: $1.8 Purchased from: http://www.wesellcd.com/
Burnt with NEC ND-1300A at 2x using firmware 1.06.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is Verbatim DVD-R for recording DATA/VIDEO 4.7 GB 120 min 2x.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Nero Express 6.0.0.15
Works fine on Kenwood DVF-5020
Works fine on Sony DVP-S305




 
Comments posted by luciphear from Other, September 09, 2003:
Got these for less than a buck a piece, burns at 2x with no problems, plays in my DVD player.


Additional information:

Price: $0.9 Purchased from: Office Depot Date purchased: September 2003
Burnt with Pioneer DVR-105 / DVR-A05 at 2x using firmware 1.33.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is Verbatim DataLife DVD-R 4.7GB.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Nero 6.0.0.11
Works fine on Kenwood DV-705




 
Comments posted by Jaspear from Other, September 08, 2003:
No comment


Additional information:

Price: $0.9 Purchased from: Office Depot Date purchased: September 2003
Burnt with OptoRite DD0201/DD0203 at 2x using firmware 2.16.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Mixed.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is Verbatim DalaLifePlus DVD-R for General.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Nero 6.0.0.11
Works fine on Panasonic DVD-RV31
Works fine on Philips DVD727
Works fine on Toshiba SD1600
Does not work on Sony DVP-NC650V
Does not work on Toshiba SD3109




 
Comments posted by Janzki from Other, August 12, 2003:
No comments


Additional information:

Price: $4 Purchased from: Finland Date purchased: August 2003
Burnt with LG GSA-4040B at 2x using firmware A104.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is Verbatim DVD-R for recording DATA/VIDEO 4.7 GB 120 min 2X.
Authoring/Burning comments:
B's Recorder Gold 5




 
Comments posted by Christoph from Other, August 03, 2003:
I have used these discs with Pioneer's A04 and A05. Amazingly, the disks always needed a firmware upgrade for the writer. With A05 @2x, I had bad results when reading back media written using FW 1.30 but good results when using FW 1.33. Similarly, my old A04 had problems with an old FW @2x, but good results with the latest FW 1.41.


Additional information:

Burnt with Pioneer DVR-105 / DVR-A05 at 2x using firmware 1.33.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is Verbatim DVD-R for recording data / video.
Works fine on Pioneer DV-350




 
Comments posted by PSX Zombie from Other, July 16, 2003:
No problems ever with this media. True 2x.
Burned over 50+ backups of movies.


Additional information:

Price: $1.2 Purchased from: Buy.com, Office Depot Date purchased: July 2003
Burnt with Pioneer DVR-105 / DVR-A05 at 2x using firmware 1.3.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Mixed.
Media color is Silver Blue.
Media text is Verbatim Datalife Plus (Blue branded).
Authoring/Burning comments:
Nero, DvdDecrypter
Works fine on Apex AD-1000
Works fine on Mintek DVD-2110




 
Comments posted by acadiel from Other, July 14, 2003:
Cakebox says "Made in Taiwan". Says "Verbatim DataLife DVD-R" on the cakebox.


Additional information:

Price: $1.2 Purchased from: Office Depot Date purchased: May 2003
Burnt with Pioneer DVR-105 / DVR-A05 at 2x
Burning reliability is Poor.
PC reliability is Mixed.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is Verbatim DataLifePlus 4.7GB DVD-R.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Toast 5.2.1 - Tried burning at 1X and 2X. Bought two spindles at Office Depot. Have 4X capable DVR-105 (Apple SuperDrive). One spindle gave me about 75% success rate (25% failed), and another spindle was all coasters (burned fine, but failed on the verify.) Tried to verify by copying files off failed DVD-R, and yes, it had problems on several files on the DVD-R.

Burned some Memorex 1X DVD-R's that I bought at Wal-Green's just fine.

Works fine on Apex AD-1200
Works fine on Sampo DVE-631CF




 
Comments posted by Robert Hegedus from Other, June 30, 2003:
No comments


Additional information:

Purchased from: http://www.cd-rmedia.co.uk/
Burnt with Sony DRU-500A at 2x using firmware 2f.
Burning reliability is Mixed.
PC reliability is Mixed.
DVD reliability is Mixed.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is Verbatim DVD-R for recording DATA/VIDEO 4.7GB 120min 2x.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Authored with TMPGEnc DVD Author
Burned with Nero 5.5.10.28
Works fine on JVC XV-S300BK




 
Comments posted by Mark Dupray from Other, June 26, 2003:
I bought 2 15 paks from Office Depot when the had the buy one get one free deal. Media was able to burn at 2X in my Panasonic SW-9571. They have worked great in every DVD player I have tried.


Additional information:

Price: $1 Purchased from: Office Depot Date purchased: June 2003
Burnt with Panasonic SW-9571 at 2x
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Console reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is DataLifePlus.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Nero
Works fine on Samsung DVD-S221




 
Comments posted by txpharoah from Other, June 07, 2003:
Horrible, horrible media. The first time I have EVER gotten a failed burn at 1x. The discs refuses to burn past 1x, and failed at about 75%. Some errors on other burns. Have several more. One more fail, and I'm demanding my money back on these. I've NEVER had media this bad before.


Additional information:

Price: $1.2 Purchased from: Office Depot (buy one, get one free sale) Date purchased: June 2003
Burnt with Pioneer DVR-103 / DVR-A03 at 1x using firmware 2.00.
Burning reliability is Poor.
PC reliability is Poor.
DVD reliability is Poor.
Media color is Purple.
Media text is Verbatim stuff.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Also performs poorly in my Pioneer 105. Only sees disc at 1x. CMC = Crappy Media Company




 
Comments posted by Mike from Other, June 04, 2003:
I take it back...some backups start to mess up towards the end, im thinking the ~4gb mark. I'll stay away from these.


Additional information:


Media color is Silver.
Media text is Verbatim DatalifePlus.




 
Comments posted by Mike from Other, May 21, 2003:
Bought a 15pk spindle at Office Depot for $30 and have so far burned 3 backups ranging from 3.75gb to 4.3gb. Everything has worked beautifully at 2x record and played back on my 2 settops without a hitch. My media code is slightly different (Replace the 'J' with a 'B') but the upc code is the same. Good media IMO.


Additional information:

Price: $2 Purchased from: Office Depot Date purchased: May 2003
Burnt with Pioneer DVR-105 / DVR-A05 at 2x using firmware 1.30.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is DataLifePlus.
Works fine on Panasonic DVD-RV22
Works fine on Panasonic DVD-RV32




 
Comments posted by sgdvd from Other, May 18, 2003:
media states 2x, but takes hour to burn, the only flaw on the silvertop verbatim discs are the write speed is not 2x as stated reliability is great though, when using the mcc verbatim 2x perfect 2x burn.


Additional information:

Price: $1.9 Purchased from: cd-rmedia.co.uk=35 for 25 spindle
Burnt with Teac DV-W22E at 2x
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Console reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is 4.7gb 120 min 2x.
Authoring/Burning comments:
nero
Works fine on LG 5253
Works fine on Sony Playstation 2




 
Comments posted by Matthias from Other, May 16, 2003:
No comments


Additional information:

Price: $2 Purchased from: Saturn, Germany Date purchased: May 2003
Burnt with Pioneer DVR-103 / DVR-A03 at 1x using firmware 1.9.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is Verbatim.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Toast Titanium
Works fine on Pioneer DV-656A




 
Comments posted by Christoph from Other, May 14, 2003:
No problems. Bought as a spindle of 25 discs for 64 Euro.


Additional information:

Purchased from: www.mueller-roesch.de Date purchased: May 2003
Burnt with Pioneer DVR-104 / DVR-A04 at 1x using firmware 1.40.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is Verbatim DVD-R for recording Data/Video 4.7 GB 120 min 2x.
Works fine on Pioneer DV-350




 
Comments posted by wennie from Other, May 12, 2003:
Great media for many players and recorders the best.


Additional information:

Purchased from: digitalpromo.co.uk
Burnt with Asus DRW-0402P at 2x using firmware 1.30.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Console reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is verbatim datalife plus.
Works fine on Cyberhome AD-M 512
Works fine on Cyberhome CH-DVD 402
Works fine on Cyberhome CH-DVD 405
Works fine on Cyberhome CH-DVD 500
Works fine on LG 5620
Works fine on Philips DVD640
Works fine on Pioneer DV-350
Works fine on Pioneer DV-444
Works fine on Pioneer DV-454
Works fine on Samsung DVD-M205
Works fine on Samsung DVD-M405
Works fine on Thomson DTH-5000




 
Comments posted by Rookus from Other, May 12, 2003:
Picked it up yesterday from Office Depot, burning a DVD backup now. Results as follows... flippin' perfect. Sounds to me like the other report was a case of a heat damage return. Somebody prolly bought the spindle, left it in the car, and then returned it. I've had that happen a few times. It really is best to ask for the spindle nearest the bottom of the pile. Burned great, no errors, same media code exactly. Not the best price in the world at $30 for a 15 pack spindle... but a nice reliable media.


Additional information:

Price: $2 Purchased from: Office Depot Date purchased: May 2003
Burnt with Sony DRU-500AX at 2x using firmware 2.0c.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Console reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is Verbatim DatalifePlus 4.7GB DVD-R for General.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Nero 5.5.9.14
Works fine on Mintek DVD-1600




 
Comments posted by haw from Other, May 06, 2003:
Bought in a 15-disk spindle for $28.96. The packaging just says Verbatim DataLife (no "Plus" on it), but the disks themselves do have "DataLifePlus" on them. Color on bottom of disks is light purple.

These disks do not burn in my Sony DRU-500AX (firmware 2.0f), even though Sony claims that Verbatim disks manufactured after October 2002 will work.

I bought these disks at Office Depot near Dallas, Texas in May 2003. They said the disks arrived in March 2003. I guess Verbatim has changed disk manufacturers and Sony hasn't tested this batch.

You may also want to see my Media Report for Kypermedia DVD-R, which has basically the same media code!


Additional information:

Price: $1.9 Purchased from: Office Depot, Grapevine TX Date purchased: March 2003
Burnt with Sony DRU-500AX at 2x using firmware 2.0f.
Burning reliability is Poor.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is Verbatim DalaLifePlus DVD-R for General.
Media UPC/EAN code is 0-23942-94490-4.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Created ISO image using DVDDecrypter, but could not burn it back to these disks using same software (burns to other RW media just fine).




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