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Dual layer disks

Discussion in 'Optical Storage & Writing' started by mindrot, 6 Jun 2006.

  1. mindrot

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  2. c@tbyte

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    Yes ......................................but you'd probably be better using Verbatim D/L media. The cheap stuff can be a bit hit and miss.
    The only real way is to try a couple of disks. If it works, fine. If not, try another brand.
     
  3. mindrot

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    Thanks :)
     
  4. ob1

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    Is there any such thing as dual layer RW. They are a bit expensive, being reusable might make them a bit more practical.
     
  5. xtreme.BIN

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    Having just bought a new piece of hardware I have been thrown into the DUAL layer burning scene.

    I have done a lot of reading and research and basically the only DL discs worth bothering with are verbs!!
    I have managed to find some Verb Printable DL +R's for £1.60 a disc which when considering most other DL media is £1.50 a disc that’s a complete bargain!!
    In the excitement of it all I first bought some Traxdata DL's (Ritek dye) which have awful quality control and consistency from disc to disc, some would boot to only then have the ROM reading it throw a paddy as it became unable to read the required sectors from the DL disc.

    Since using Verb DL +R Media (MKM 001 Dye) I have managed to burn 30 discs without a single coaster and you can easily hear that the ROM is having no trouble reading the sectors unlike the Traxdata media. This is further backed-up by faster loadtimes/transfer rates.


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    These Verb. DL +R discs are made in Verbs Singapore plant which is the only plant that’s exclusively owned by Mitsubishi Chemicals and regarded as the best in the world! :D
    They also make HD-DVD's at this plant.
    Basically they specialise in hard to manufacture discs.

    You would be crazy to buy any other DL +R media that the one I have posted tbh!!
     
    Last edited: 11 Jun 2006
  6. ob1

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    At least thats in the region of 2x as expensive I guess, closer to 3x though.

    I only want a couple of disks so it doesnt look worth it at all

    I didnt realise they were only 8gig either :o



    I was just looking at dvd-ram disks and they look good apart from being even more expensive! My dvd-recorder reads them I think and so does my pioneer 108 unfortunately it doesnt write to them or I'd buy one since its rewritable
     
    Last edited: 12 Jun 2006