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Media...Memorex or TDK !!!!

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by funnyman9, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. funnyman9

    funnyman9 Guest

    i have also been experiencing slow game play from my backups like others have been saying....i have been using memorex dvd+r media...could this be the reason for my problem or do the memorex's work fine....also i have TDK dvd+r's are they a good media to burn on too???
     
  2. wargamer

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    Hi,

    Yeah thats exactly what I was wondering too, I have used a TDK DVD+R, and the game backup I made works fine but the game play is a bit sluggish and skippy. I'm thinking that this maybe because of the quality, type or probabally brand of media u use?.

    If you look around in the forum as i have seen every one seems to mention certain ones like Memorex or Verbatim is good for PS2 games. But who knows I recon anything like TDK should work.

     
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    sly_61019 Senior member

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    Yep, get the ones nelswick linked to. Some people have success with memorex, while others do not. TDK is supposed to pretty good.
     
  5. Kerdal

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    Hey guys, I was wondering if HP discs were good too, because I'm Canadian so I can't order from NewEgg and all the discs around here are really expensive (Memorex are about 2 CAN$ each and Verbatim are over 5$ each) and someone is offering me a great deal on HP DVD+R (around 0.70 CAN$ each).
     
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    HP are ok...,u say ur Canadian...go to futureshop or best buy & get great deals on Maxell discs. They're amazing. Memorex suck!! just 2 let u noe
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    Thanks! I just looked at the websites of both BestBuy and Futureshop but Futureshop only has DVD-Ram and BestBuy sells a spindle of 50 discs (only TDK and Fuji) for $70. My deal was around $40 for a 50 disc spindle so I'll go for the HP. And I can't go into an actual store because I live in the middle of nowhere... It's a 7 hours trip to go to the closest Futureshop!
     
  8. funnyman9

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    SO IS MY PROBLEM WITH SLOW GAMEPLAY AND REALLY REALLY SLOW LOADING WITH MY MEDIA???? ARE MEMOREX AND TDK DISCS THE PROBLEM?
     
  9. Jerman

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    Jesus man, lay off the caps.

    I'm serious though, you guys should all try Fujifilm. Best media out there, IMO.
     
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    it cant be the memorex dvd's....ive been using Memorex dvd-r's for quite some time now with absolutely no problems at all. 24.99 for 25 at futureshop.
     
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    honestly..memorex suck. get a better brand..evenif u have been using them..ur lense might not want them now, try TDK, Verbatim or Maxell
     
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    My two cents,


    I had a bunch of cheap DVD-R and none of them would work with my PS2 for copying Madden 2005.


    I used TDK Armor Plated DVD-R($4.99 a piece) to copy
    Madden 2005 and it worked like a charm.

    http://www.cdrlabs.com/articles/index.php?articleid=23



    Used DVD Decryptor to create the ISO and burn it.


    While $4.99 is a little expense for doing a lot of backups my kids and I play Madden alot so I needed something that was tough enough to take a little punishment.



    Good luck,
    Jihad
     
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    i use TDK dvd-r now for me it works better than ritek for some reason. If anyone wants to swap me with tdk's or buy my ritek G04 dvd-r's just let me know. i have 42 left.
     
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    Beat me for asking a stupid question...
    I just bought the TDK DVD-R's so I will let you know how they work, but I see some people using the +R's and some the -R's. Are both equally compatible for PS2 back ups?
     
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    I use Dvd+R to backup my PS2 games, no problems so far. they all run smooth with no skipping, it really does depends on the brand you use to backup though.
     
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    older ps2's don't like +R. Here is a link listing media quality: http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm
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    Memorex works perfect for me. Is it bad on my laser? Should I switch to something else if it is working perfect?
     
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    it worked good for me also, but there is no guarantee how long it will work for. i switched to ritek, they are cheaper and better quality.
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