CD-R ATIP data veracity (was Re: SCSI CD drive capable of reading CD-R)
eric at brouhaha.com
Mon Apr 18 14:18:36 CDT 2005
> So just how reilable/accurate IS the ATIP data?
> This guy thinks it's rubbish.
I don't actually believe that there's a market for used stampers. But
if there was, there's no way that the repuatable manufacturers like
Taiyo-Yuden and Mitsui would sell them to someone else that would use
them to dilute their brand.
Besides which, they wouldn't sell them until they no longer met the
manufacturer's standards (which may well be higher than the Orange
Book requirements). So if they were going to sell them, who would
buy them? Companies like CMC Magnetics. Yet CMC Magnetics discs
(at least usually) have the correct ATIP information.
Also, if another manufacturer started making discs with ATIP data
claiming to be from Taiyo-Yuden or Mitsui, they would get sued for
trademark infringement, unfair competition, and fraud. I suppose
that might not stop manufacturers in mainland China, though.
Anyhow, if the ATIP says that it's CMC Magnetics, it's safe to assume
that the disc is junk. If anyone bought used stampers from them, the
resulting media couldn't be any better than the CMC Magnetics junk.
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