I always trusted Verbatim... I used only Verbatim+R (MCC04).
Today I bought another cake of Verbatims... they change the appearance? I was a little confuse so I checked it with DVD Identifier... the ID is "MCC 03RG20".
Do you use Verbatim, did you have packs with this Manufacturer ID? They are worth it or... ?
it's the same with MCC04. gred A media manufactured by mitsubishi chemicals. all verbatim dvd start with MCC and MKM are gred A media manufactured by mitsubishi chemicals (MCC) and mitsubishi kagaku (MKM).
be aware, some of verbatim are gred C media. these are their ID:
CMCMAGD01, CMCMAGE01, CMCMAGF01, CMCMAGM01 and CMCMAGR01
verbatim do not make their own disc and always switching their source from mitsubishi to CMC and pack it in the same exact pacakage. so, to be on the save side, you should just buy dvd brand that manufacture their own gred A dvd, which is pinoeer, mitsubishi, taiyo yuden, hitachi maxell, sony and TDK.
Gred A (excellent archival quality media, as well as video masters):
PVC001001, PVC001002, PVCW00
MCC00RG20, MCC01RG20, MCC02RG20, MCC03RG20, MCC002, MCC003, MCC004, MCC00RW, MCC01RW, MCCA01, MKMA02, MKM001, MKM003
TYG01, TYG02, TYG03, YUDEN000T02, YUDEN000T03
MXLRG01, MXLRG02, MXLRG03, MXLRG04, MAXELL001, MAXELL002, MAXELL003
SONY04D1, SONY08D1, SONY16D1, SONYD21, SONYD11, SONYS11
TDKG02, TTG01, TTG02, TTH01, TTH02, TDK501, TDK502, TDK001, TDK002, TDK003
the 5 best discs ever created are PVC001001, PVC001002, MXLRG02, MCC00RG20 and YUDEN000T02
Gred B (best suited for data that can be replaced easily, such as secondary backups or data/video distribution):
RICOHJPND00, RICOHJPNR00, RICOHJPNR01, RICOHJPNR02, RICOHJPNR03, RICOHJPNW01, RICOHJPNW11, RICOHJPNW21
PRODISCS03, PRODISCS04, PRODISCF01, PRODISCF02, PRODISCR01, PRODISCR02, PRODISCR03, PRODISCR04. PRODISCG02, PRODISCW02
DAXON008S, DAXON016S, DAXONAZ1, DAXONAZ2, DAXONAZ3, DAXOND42
RITEKG01, RITEKG03, RITEKG04, RITEKG05, RITEKW01, RITEKW04, RITEK000, RITEKR01, RITEKR02, RITEKR03, RITEKR04, RITEKF1
OPTODISCK001, OPTODISCR004, OPTODISCR008, OPTODISCR016, OPTODISCW002, OPTODISCW004
INFODISCA01, INFODISCA10, INFODISCR20, INFODISCR01
Gred C (best suited for small burns (under 2GB of data). be prepared for failed burns, and for various DVD-ROMs and players to not see the disc or freeze up because the player cannot read it very well. known for sham marketing ("archival grade") and can actually cost more than gred A or gred B media):
CMCMAGD01, CMCMAGE01, CMCMAGF01, CMCMAGM01, CMCMAGR01
PHILIPSCD2, PHILIPS010, PHILIPS041, PHILIPSC08, PHILIPSC16, PHILIPSRW
LEADDATA01, LEADDATA, LD01, LD, LDS03, LDA02
MBI, MBIPG101R03, MBIPG101R04, MBIPG101W03, MBIPG101W04
BEALLG00001, BEALLG40001, BEALL000P40, BEALL000PG0
GSC001, GSC002, GSC003, GSC502
INFOMER20, INFOMER30, INFOMEDIAT01
Gred D (garbage, landfill material):
CMCMAGAE1, CMCMAGAF1, CMCMAGAM3, CMC00RG20, CMC00RG30, CMCMAG, CMCW02, CMCW03, CMCMAGW01
OPTODISCP01, OPTODISCP02, OPTODISCP04, OPTODISCR04, OPTODISCR08
AML, AML001, AML002
AN31, AN32, AN33, AN35, ANWELL
INFOSMART01, ISO001, ISO002
VANGUARD, VDSPMSAB01, VDSPSAB