Which CD/DVD brand do you suggest I buy?

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Which CD/DVD brand do you suggest I buy?

Post by Keiko1981 » Sep 25th, '08, 12:53

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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Post by theuncontactable » Sep 25th, '08, 13:23

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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Post by rico2001 » Sep 25th, '08, 13:46

Some "house" brands are good. I've been using house brand, no label cdrw, dvdr's for years now.
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Post by jholic » Sep 28th, '08, 01:22

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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Post by Keiko1981 » Sep 28th, '08, 08:17

Many thanks for the help jholic

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Post by jocutus » Sep 28th, '08, 08:51

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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Post by saigo_x » Sep 29th, '08, 03:29

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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Post by marienella_m » Sep 29th, '08, 03:58

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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Post by Keiko1981 » Sep 29th, '08, 07:59

Thank you everyone for the help, I think I for for TDK or Verbatim then.
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Post by jholic » Sep 30th, '08, 03:28

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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Post by teddytay » Oct 17th, '08, 12:22

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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Post by Crazy Penguin » Oct 20th, '08, 22:54

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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Post by AkumaX » Oct 20th, '08, 22:58

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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