2. 4X DVD+R ( RICOHJPNR01)
3. DVD-R 4X ( RITEK G04)
4. DVD-R 8X ( TTG02)
5. DVD-R 8X ( RITEK G05)
6. DVD-R 8X Silver Printable( CMC MAG AE1)
7. DVD+R 16X ( CMC MAG M01)
8. Aopen DUW1608-ARR (fw A070)
9. Asus DRW-1604P (fw 1.18)
10. Asus DRW-1608P (fw 1.50)
11. BenQ DW1620 (fw B7U9)
12. BenQ DW1625 (fw BBEA)
13. HP DVD640i (fw ES04)
14. LG GSA-4120B (fw A116)
15. LG GSA-4163B (fw A104)
16. LG GSA-5160B (fw A303)
17. LiteOn SOHW-1653S (fw CS0K)
18. LiteOn SOHW-1673S (fw JS05)
19. NEC ND-3520A ( fw 1.04)
20. NEC ND-3530A (fw 2.10)
21. Philips DVDR16LS (fw P1.6)
22. Philips DVDRW1640P (fw P.3.4)
23. Pioneer DVR-107 (fw 1.21)
24. Pioneer DVR-108 (fw 1.19)
25. Pioneer DVR-109 (fw 1.40)
26. Plextor PX-712A (fw 1.06)
27. Plextor PX-716A (fw 1.06)
28. Ricoh MP5316DA (fw 2B.9)
29. Samsung TS-H552B (fw TS09)
30. Toshiba SD-R5372 (fw TU55)
31. Waitec Action 16 (fw BSX1)
"Since its inception in 2002, Ridisc has become the leading storage brand in the highly competitive European market and is on course to become a Global Leader in the worldwide optical storage market.
A complete solution provider with recordable CD, DVD media and other electronic storage media, Ridisc's commitment to quality is the driving force behind the brand. From manufacturing, packaging and through to delivery, the goal is zero defect at any point along the supply chain."
Ridisc is a popular media brand, known mostly for its value for money solutions. After the request from many of our readers, we decided to proceed with a thorough testing of the performance of this brand. You can see what users think about Ridisc media by following this link. We received six different media types.
The ID codes of the media we used for our tests are presented in the following table:
|Ridisc Media||Code ID|
|4X DVD-R||RITEK G04|
|8X DVD-R||RITEK G05|
|8X DVD-R printable||CMC MAG AE1|
|16X DVD+R||CMC MAG M01|
For recording, we used 24 different drives. The models and their firmware revisions are summarized in the table below. The firmware versions used were the latest for each drive at the time of this review.
|Waitec Action 16||BSX1|
- Test Method
In order to test the writing quality and readability of the burned media, we used two readers with two software applications:
- The LiteON SOHD-167T with patched firmware being able to read DVD5 up to 16X CAV and DVD9 up to 10X CAV. For the transfer rate tests we used Nero CDSpeed ( v3.75).
- The Plextor PX-712A with the latest available firmware ( v1.07). For scanning the disc, we used PlexTools 2.21 version at 2X CLV reading speed, BURST mode, with middle accuracy.
In general, a "perfect" disc should have a smooth reading curve, very low PIE/POE and zero POF error rates. Most often however, even though a disc has very low PIE/POE error rates, the reading curve may not be smooth containing dropoffs. Due to the fact that we oversped the reading capabilities of the LiteON SOHD-167T, such drops are expected, especially near the outer area of the disc.
The measurements in the following pages should be taken not as the absolute criteria of the burning quality, but as an indication level.
- Testing software
More information about our test machine is included in the table below:
|CPU||Intel Celeron 2.66Ghz|
|HD||Western Digital WD 800JB 7200RPM 8MB cache|
You can always discuss and share your experiences with these media in our forum.