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Printable Memorex 4X +R issues

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by dreddnet, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. dreddnet

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    I recently purchased one of those Epson R200 so I can print onto the CD/DVD directly. Now when making "backups" of my DVD's I purchased the Memorex 4x DVD+R Printables. Yet none of my backups have succeeded. While using Nero, the Lead-in phase can take over 10 minutes before it starts to burn. Then about 70% of the time Nero will lock during the writing phase. If it does complete, the disc is unreadable to both a PC and DVD Player. I also tried using DVD Decrypter to burn the backup, which I forgot to mention I use DVD Shrink to copy to HD, and it has the same issues with creating unreadable discs.

    Is this a media only issue? I have tried non-printable Memorex 4X and 8X with no issues. I didn't think the printable media was any different than the regular media...

    This issue occurs on my work PC's Memorex True8XI also.
     
  2. Mort81

    Mort81 Senior member

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    Most people don't recommend memorex media whether it be inkjet printable, dvd+r, dvd-r, 4x, or 8x. The main reason being that memorex buys their media from several manufactures (ricohjpn - good, cmc magnetics - bad, and a couple in between) and you never know what you're going to get. If you don't believe me do a search on memorex media. You can use this proggy (free) to see who actually made your media. http://dvd.identifier.cdfreaks.com/ Then look here to see where your media is rated. http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm
     
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    kchev Regular member

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    memorex is not recommended media
    their quality varies i had some before that would do the same thing and it seemed to be every other disc
    memorex sent a free replacement but i stopped using them after that
    try different media
     
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    What other media that has the printable option would be your best suggestion?
     
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    Mort81 Senior member

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    I would recommend Taiyo Yuden's first or you could give Prodisc a try but you con't go wrong with the Ty's.
     
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    totally agree

    http://www.rima.com/ has reasonable prices on TY media and they are not fakes
     
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    One issue with Taiyo Yuden is that they are -R not +R. I only use +R because they have always been more stable and better quality than -R with my DRU700A. Do they have any good Printable +R media to use?
     
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    Great, then you have me sold. Thanks again to those who replied and gave me help.
     

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