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How many dvds can I burn?

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by kenkell, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. kenkell

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    Sorry if this is the wrong place to post, but haven't found any info anywhere that can tell me my dvd burners "possible" life expectancy! I have a new Dell 8400 with a Philips dvd 16x burner. I burn a lot of dvds at about 4GB each. My question is how many can I burn before something goes up or wears out? What usually goes up in it first and how can I tell when I'm having problems with the burner and it's time to get a new one? I'm new to this so any info would be helpful! Thanks!
     
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    my freind is at 3000 on a 4 year old burner! pionner
     
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    Thanks! I'm about 300 right now and had it only about 3 months!
     
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    hi

    i am at 250/300 on this drive pioneer 106D be getting a 109 soon
     
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    Is there any real quality or life expectancy difference you think between the Pioneer or the Philips that Dell installed in mine?
     
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    hi

    nowadays all are about the same i would say! some are just quicker etc...

    the discs will probably degrade before anything, i had bulqpaq and 4 months later scrap!
     
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    You mean to say, the movies burned on there won't last for very long? I thought the quality would be there for a long time?
     
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    hi true!

    just dont buy crap like bulkpaq! get ritek!
     
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    I have only used TDK 8x dvd+r. I assume they are good! Thinking about trying the Taiyo Yuden every seems to swear by. I never buy the store brand crap! I'm afraid of too many coasters! Time to go to work! Thanks! for your help!
     
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    TDK = good

    Taiyo Yuden = EXCELLANT !!!
     

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