Which CD/DVD brand do you suggest I buy?

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Which CD/DVD brand do you suggest I buy?

Postby Keiko1981 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:53 pm

I'm thinking of buying some DVD-R discs, but I have a little problem know exactly what brand to buy.
All I've heard is that I shouldn't buy "NoName".
I'm thinking of using them for storing data mostly, and sometimes for burning DVDs.
Here is what I have to choose from:
http://se.wesellcd.dk/?page=pi&a3=4&PHP ... 6383e2034c

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Postby theuncontactable » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:23 pm

I've always had a good success rate with TDK. I've used Sony recently, because they were quite cheap at the time - they work fine too.

I've sort of gone of using DVDs now because I think external harddrives are much cheaper and takes up less physical space.

Note: good success rate doesn't mean 100% success but they were they best of all the brands I've tried. I think it also depends on your drive as well.

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Postby rico2001 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:46 pm

Some "house" brands are good. I've been using house brand, no label cdrw, dvdr's for years now.
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Postby jholic » Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:22 am

Keiko: it's been a while since i shopped for blank disks, but when i did, 'taiyo-yuden' was about the most respected brand there was.

you should check out www . videohelp . com

last i remember, they were the authority on blank media disks and included customer reviews and media code numbers to make sure you bought the correct disks.
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Postby Keiko1981 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:17 am

Many thanks for the help jholic

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Postby jocutus » Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:51 am

I have been using Verbatim+R (for storing data the advanced failure-correction is vital) for years now. The failure-rate is under 0,5%. The oldest archieved DVDs are 5 years old without any dropouts.
My DVD-writers last about 1000 discs. (10 months).
A 500GB-HDD is 465GB in reality - cost 87,5$.
110Verbs = 50$ + part cost of writer 8,5$. Makes 58,5$ for real 465GB.
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Postby saigo_x » Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:29 am

Definitely Verbatim +R. I haven't had a coaster is a long time. I usually get the 50 packs for around $13 and recently 100 for $20. If I really have to I'll use TDK. HP's usually work fine and Sony is 50/50 for coasters.

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Postby marienella_m » Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:58 am

i agree that Verbatim+R, particularly the silver 16x, is very good, ive been using it for 2 years now, burned about 500 dvds, only 2-3 coasters, and those failed burns were due to my dvd writer.
but if you can find it, Taiyo Yuden is still the best.

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Postby Keiko1981 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:59 am

Thank you everyone for the help, I think I for for TDK or Verbatim then.

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Postby jholic » Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:28 am

i used to get my taiyo yudens from supermediastore. but i haven't been burning as much, and i still have about a spindle left. since you're in sweden, you may have to search for other options.
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Postby teddytay » Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:22 pm

Nothing beats verbatim for me. I am a very heavy user easily upto 200pcs a month and almost never a coaster. In Singapore, you can get it in Sim Lim Square for S$42 per 100 .BTW my writer is samsung, almost 2 years old

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Postby Crazy Penguin » Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:54 pm

I've been running great with Fujifilm. I must have burned... ~500 in the past almost 3 years. I've shot a few, but those were either my own fault, or they were crap because my burner eventually decided to tell me to go to hell and stopped working. Other than that, they're really good, at least from my experience. Before that I've used Platinum, but their quality went down the sewer and they stopped appearing in the shops here, so...

after my burner bugged out I got lazy and bought a cheap LG external. Holy ****, that thing's just burning and burning and burning and it doesn't show any signs of weakness.

Now I go back to figuring out why I can't install the Japanese language pack on my new rig and why winamp gives me the blue screen of death.
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Postby AkumaX » Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:58 pm

jholic wrote:i used to get my taiyo yudens from supermediastore. but i haven't been burning as much, and i still have about a spindle left. since you're in sweden, you may have to search for other options.


this. i have had 0 problems with TY media!


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