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DVD media (+/-) success rate in SONY DRU-500ax

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by magnetic, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. magnetic

    magnetic Regular member

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    I'm currently trying some of the various types of DVD's available in the [ bold ]SONY DRU-500ax[ /bold ] writer (does + and -), [ i ]latest firmware installed.[ /img ]

     
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    magnetic Regular member

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    i (wouldn't let me post this the first time) /i

    I burn on a low speed, using InstantCopy, as otherwise I'll get fails all over the place
    i All percentages refer to quantities of minimum 25 blanks. /i
    I've only started using the DVD-r types recently, so would have less data available on them.

    From experiences we have the following;

    Arita 4X DVD+R 97% success rate (DVD+)
    Arita 2.4X DVD+R 98% success rate (DVD+)
    ZeroDefex (brown top) 99% success rate (DVD+)
    ZeroDefex (blue top) 95% success rate (DVD+)
    Ritek Branded 4.7g DVD+R (4X) Overprints 95% success rate
    Datasafe RITEK 4x DVD+R (no quantified data yet)


    FWS <60% success rate (DVD-)
    BULKPAQ "ORANGE" 4x 4.7GB DVD-R <70% success rate (DVD-)
    New 4X Princo Inkjet Printable DVD-R 80% success rate (DVD-)
    MEMOREX 4x 4.7GB DVD-R (no quantified data yet)


    The DVD's I liked best are ZeroDefex (brown top) as I was able to burn at a higher speed with these ones with good results, unfortunately I have no supply of these available so I tend to use the Arita ones, mostly.

    Perhaps someone could reply back with their experiences with media in the SONY DRU-500ax.

    Also, has anyone determined if the burn speed's recommended on the media are the speeds to use or not, my experiences are that if I use a higher speed I'll get more coasters.
    I'm not entirely sure what the low speed setting is on Instantcopy, I'm presuming it's 2x as it takes approx 40minutes to burn a full DVD.

    Anyway any helpful comments or additions would be great.
     
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    Dude SONY 2.4X AND 4X BOTH ROCK AS WELL AS TDK
    2.4 X AND 4X.
     
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    I havn't burnt many of each type, so the numbers are a little skewed. I believe that I can track some of these failures (except the Hypermedia) down to something I did. I have had the drive drop down to a lower speed while burning, but have not encountered an issue during playback that I can trace to speed.

    Most of these are G01 or G02, except the Riteks, and are 2x unless noted...

    TDK TDK Branded +R (TDK) Singles, 100%
    Verbatim Movie Logo +R (No info) Packaged, 100%
    Verbatim White Top +R 4x (MCC) Boxed (Singapore), 90%
    Verbatim -R Verbatim Branded (MCC) Spindle, 95%
    Ritek Bulk -R Silver Top (G03) Spindle, 95%
    K-Hypermedia -R K-Hypermedia Branded (CMC) Packaged, 0%
    Apple -R Apple Branded (MXL) Boxed, 100%
     

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