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Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by micks, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. micks

    micks Guest

    aim looking to see what type of media people prefer to use and why( e.g.ritek yellow data write because their cheap and their from ritek).be grateful if you ablige thanks
     
  2. uponthis

    uponthis Regular member

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    I personally use mainly Maxwell dvd+r for most of my backups, no problems from them! Have used Sony as well. Thinking about triing out Ritek since they would be cheaper to order online then buying from a chain store.
     
  3. aut0psy

    aut0psy Regular member

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    Maxell 4x DVD-R and Ritek G04 4x DVD-R. Cant go wrong with either!
     
  4. drchips

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    Verbatim DataLifePlus DVD-R 4X MCC code (NOT the CMC rubbish).

    I get them @ 32 U.K.Pounds for 50 (delivered), they are not cheap but the quality is unquestionable.
     
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    I have used Ritek G04 4x DVD-R for about six months now,Only had a couple of coasters which were caused by stupidity on my part,I personally would'nt go past them.I have tried other discs which turned out to be utter shite [Datawrite red] for one.
     
  6. J-Kwon

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    I have tried almost every make in my sony DRU-530a,Ritek are fine, Verbatim Datalife are almost guaraunteed to work in any drive. But im currently using these cheap infiniti ones with it, they are as good as any, (£6 for 25pk) cheap as chips.
    are you going to make a graph?
     
  7. herbsman

    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    [bold]Verbatim Printable (4x) DVD-R[/bold] (ADVDINFO: .MCC 01..RG2) - Spindle Tubs of 50 = £26:50
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    [bold]Pack of 5 Verbatim (4x) Pastel Coloured DVD-R (With excellent Taiyo Yuden dye) in Slimline Jewel Cases
    [/bold] (ADVDINFO: .TYG..01.) - 5 pack = £2:75
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    [bold]Ritek Branded A Grade (4x) DVD-R[/bold] (ADVDINFO: .RITEKG..04.) - pack of 50 = £19:48
    [​IMG]

    I tend to use a lot of the purple [branded] Riteks , but the Taiyo Yuden blank discs are superb also.

    P.S. Good to see you about on the forum(s) drchips :c)
     
  8. Mort81

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    I prefer ricohjpnr01. 1st: since this is dvd+r media, I can format these to dvd-rom w/ a bitsetting tool. 2nd: although these are coded at 4x they actually burn better at 8x. 3rd: lite-ons prefer +r media. 4th: not too costly (34 cents a disc last purchase). Just my two cents.
    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]AMD Athlon Thunderbird 1.33 Ghz 512 MB PC133 Ram
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    I know not too impressive saving my money[/small]
     
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  9. micks

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    this is great please keep them coming in thanks
     
  10. Acme8790

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    Sonic DVD-R 4.7GB 1X-4X Bulk by shop4tech. Cheap but work great. Have not had a coaster out of the 20 I burned. Anyone have any idea on the durablity, will they still work in a year?
     
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     The last 400 discs that I've purchased have been:
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     Model DRD+474-R DCB100, OEM
     Item# N82E16817132344
     DVD Identifier's Unique Disc Identifier:
    [DVD+R=Ritek-R03-002]
     Recording Speeds:
    [1x, 2.4x, 4x, 6x-8x]

     Right now they're $44 + $1.50 shipping from NewEgg.com
    and
    $47 with free ground shipping from Meritline.com
     
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    I have used the yellow Datawrite for 12 months now and i can not re call having one coaster
     
  14. Mort81

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    Same ones I'm useing catfreak. Got mine on sale from newegg for $43 w/ a $10 mail in rebate. So actually $33 and 99 cents fedex shipping. 34 cents per disc. The media code on mine is ricohjpnr01 02.
     
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    There quality and in the UK start at £6:50 for 25 which is really dirt cheap so i can not complain.
     
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    BeAll 4X -R from meritline. For some reason my Plex 708A just loves these things. I get much better burns on these than the Ritek G04s and TY's (I've burned 50 of each) as measured by Nero DVD-Speed/Kprobe on my Litey. If I reduce the burn speed to 2X, they are incredible. Go figure.

    I guess time will tell how well they hold up...
     
  17. PennRon

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    Hi:

    I've only used 3 different discs with my Plextor 708a. Beall's, Verbatim and Ritek. I have had great success with all 3. I stayed with the Verbatim Datalife +r 8x but they are very pricey (about $75 for 50 spindle.)

    I am now exclusively using Ritek -r and +r's inkjet whites and they are awesome. Plus they are almost 1/3 the price of the Verbatims ( about $58 for 100 spindle.) Only thing is that they dont print down to the hub but their surface is shinier than the Verbatims so the label actually comes out a little better. Regards...
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  18. john179

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    micks we can keep all these medias coming all night but i'm sure you want to know what is best for your writer.So what is your writer as some media suits some but not others.
     
  19. andmerr

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    i've tried these but are getting better results with the cheaper brands


    type quality price
    Princo 4x dvd-r, really good , cheap

    maxdata 8x dvd-r , good so far , cheap

    verbatim 2.4x dvd+r dl , reasonable , expensive

    shinato 8x dvd-r , 50/50 chance of ,working
    average


    TDK 4x DVD-R , good , reasonable

    ritek 2x dvd-rw , fair , mid range price
     
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  20. herbsman

    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    LMFAO @ Princo [really good is very debatable but they are hella cheap] !
     

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