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Recommendation of DVD-R's

Discussion in 'Optical Storage & Writing' started by Tens, 23 Jan 2006.

  1. Tens

    Gangster

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    Im putting in an order from the site and need some dvds, preferably a white face/blank and nothing too dark.
    I kno nothing about em so gimmie some ideas. 50 tub please or if the 25 tubs much better i get a few of em.
     
  2. ultim

    Hitman

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    you can never go wrong with Verbatim discs, although they might be the most expensive. Its worth it imo.
     
  3. Tens

    Gangster

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    cheers, was waiting for somoene to say sommit along them lines.
     
  4. tom_e

    Man of Honour

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    anything using a TY dye is usually good quality this is also the dye used in alot of verbatim discs so there worth the cash
     
  5. Zephyrus

    Hitman

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    I find Ritek to be good discs although not white topped, purple. Good dye too usually.
     
  6. wam7

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    Whatever you do stay away from Ritek G05 (typically full face printable -R 8x). Ritek are not what they used to be. I read about the degradation that happens to some of these batches and experienced it first hand when a mate gave me a batch to burn some stuff for him.

    Disks that I burnt then immediately stored (and I know how to store disks :))after getting 94% quality, are now, 2 months later scaning with high POF's!

    You have been warned! If you value your data and want it around in a few years then stick to Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden
     
  7. >:|sh4d0w|:<

    Mobster

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    Ive said it many times before on these forums, stay away from Ritek People. TY all the way, MCC dyes are very good aswell.
     
  8. Lakeland

    Soldato

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    what are DataWrite discs like?
     
  9. >:|sh4d0w|:<

    Mobster

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    Datawrite are an Enet brand, so pretty rubbish. They are constantly switching from one bad dye to another, occassionally dabbling in faked mids etc. Id stay away.
     
  10. toy_soldier

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    Ive used about 15 of 50 datawrite disks I bought and they seem fine so far. I think people exagerate the difference in disks, but thats just my opinion.
     
  11. c@tbyte

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    You may not be saying that in a few months time when you start to get read errors.
    Used to use the disks myself, but will only buy Verbatim and Taiyo Yuden now.
     
  12. toy_soldier

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    Yea your probably right, Ill get something else next time I buy some then :)
     
  13. lmfy2k

    Soldato

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    Ritek = stay clear - i burnt some data on some ritek 8x dvd-r (GO5) 2 months later (yesterday) i tried to read the data and low behold no data. So i tried all disks from that same batch and all were corrupt :(

    so now anything with Taiyo Yuden = buy!

    awesome quality and very long life.
     
  14. wam7

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    Yeah I would generally stay away from Datawrite though I have had good batches from them in the past with MCC 003 dye. I got excellent burns (often 98%/99% quality from Cd/Dvd Speed - Nero Toolkit) from them & the disks are still good!
     
  15. ultim

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    Mobster

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    ^Site from a guy named lordsmurf, useful tool for the basics, but the info is not always bang up to date, and does not have all the info. Cdfreaks forums are a great place to check out.
     
  17. YooEntSinMeROYT

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    I would concur with steering clear of Datawrite discs as well.
    Have had nothing but problems trying to burn the 8x discs using my Liteon burners.
     
  18. toy_soldier

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    Mine have all burnt fine so far, although like someone mentioned I might have problems in a few months time with lost data etc...hope not though!
     
  19. samuel

    Associate

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    Verbatim discs all the way, I've never had a problem with them.
     
  20. valerian

    Wise Guy

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    ive personally not had any problems with datawrite , however many of them wont play on other peoples dvd players