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DVD-R or DVD+R?

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by xRichManx, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. xRichManx

    xRichManx Member

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    I've came upon a good amount of money recently and i'm finally going to buy a dvd burner. It's going to be great. I've only been able to make cd-r based PS2 games, but now I'll be able to play alot more.

    So, my question is, which kinda DVD is better for PS2? (and while your answering that could you also tell me which kinda DVD is best for DVD movies)
     
  2. TEARLEZZ

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    a multi dvd writer would be great these can write/read all formats on dvd.on what brands of dvd media are good ?depends every one has there taste most popular brands are like ritek,verbatim,tdk.some where in the forums there is a guide that tells you which are the top ranking brands and which brands did not make the garde.most ps2 older versions reads only dvd-r the latest versions reads dvd+r/-r
     
  3. abx

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    I don't know why but I can't get even a single PS2 DVD backup to work on my expensive Sony DVD burner but 20 backups have worked flawlessly when burnt with my very inexpensive MADDOG. I hate to say it since everything I own is made by Sony but don't use Sony products to back up sony games. Just my thought.
     
  4. Jizmak

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    http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm

    The following list is in preference order. The best discs are near the top of the list.

    Almost flawless burns with 95-100% reliable results:
    PVC = Pioneer = (-R)(-RW)
    MXLRG01, MXLRG02 = Maxell = (-R) ... be aware of unbranded fakes
    MCC = Mitsubishi Chemicals = (-R)<-----------------VERBATIM MY CHOICE #1
    TDKG02 = TDK Corp = (-R) ... be aware of unbranded fakes
    TAIYOYUDEN or YUDEN = Taiyo Yuden = (-R)<--------------FUJIFILM (made in japan) MY CHOICE #2

    Decent discs, though not perfect, about 85-95%
    success rate:

    RICOHJPN = Ritek or Ricoh = (+R)
    SONYD04 = Sony = (-R) ... be aware of unbranded fakes
    PRODISC = Prodisc Media = (+RW)
    INFODISC = Infodisc Media = (+RW)
    RITEKG04 = Ritek = (-R)
    RITEKG03 = Ritek = (-R)
    OPTODISC = Optodisc = (-R
     
  5. Oner

    Oner Moderator Staff Member

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    Yudens, Prodisc, Ritek are great discs. I myself use Princo's for ALL of my PS2 @4x, Xbox @8x and Movies @4x&8x. I would suggest using - type as they are the only ones compatible with ALL versions of PS2 and are less expensive than + type.

    As for a Burner get yourself a Pioneer A08 or 108 OEM model and you'll be good to go and at about $75 US you can't go wrong.
     
  6. xRichManx

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    Would this one be good?

    EMPREX 16x DVD±RW INTERNAL DRIVE, DOUBLE LAYER

    Internal 16X DVD+/-RW Double Layer 8.5GB DVD+/-RW Drive

    http://shop3.outpost.com/product/4246484

    It's pretty cheap, and it supports DVD +/- and even DVD9's!
     

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