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Sony DVD RW DRU-500AX Good Dvd-r Media for it?

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by Donniejr, Apr 28, 2003.

  1. Donniejr

    Donniejr Member

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    I just got into the Movie backups and so far I used Memorix disk and they worked great but they were like $37 for 10 disk. I want to buy a 25-50 disk bulk set of some decently priced DVD-R media. Anyone with this drive have any suggestions? Looking for media that plays on most DVD players.

    Thanks for your advice in advance.

    I have a Sony DVD RW DRU-500AX
    Use Decryptor, DVD2ONE, Nero latest Version.
     
  2. Ryu69

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    hey, just got one of thoses writers too. haven' had a coaster yet. as for media, i have tried 3 - 4 types and the best types for movies are Ritek media. hope this helps.
     
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    i ahev'nt tried any dvd-r yet, but fujifilm, sony, and maxell dvd+r work great. in combination with avi to dvd and dazzle dvd complete for movies. i record using record now dx, absolutely awesome for xbox, and ps2 games.
     
  4. Deakorn

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    I just bought a 50 spindle of house brand dvds from www.allmediaoutlet.com. I have also heard the Lead data disks are good too from allmediaoutlet.com. I seriously havent heard anybrand that doesnt work for this drive. I also have tried verbatim -r and memorex+r and they work great too but expensive. Oh by the way the housebrand dvd's i got; 20 of them where lead data 2X and the rest were 1X lead data. They are a mix of 2X and 1X, and if your lucky ull get sony 2X because they mix them in as well :). I hope this helps

    Deakorn :)
     
  5. T-bone

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    I bought a trial pack of DVD-R discs from
    http://www.cd-rmedia.co.uk/
    And all of them worked on my Sony DRU500AX
    They were:-
    Ownbrand Media.Co.UK
    TDK-R x1 Speed
    Zero Reflex -R x1 Speed
    Bulkpaq Generation 4 -R x2 Speed
    Maxell DR-V x1 Speed
    DVD-R for General use x1 Speed
    Intenso for general use x1 Speed
    Datawrite Classic (Grey Top) x2 Speed
    Verbatim DVD-R x2 Speed.

    I used RecordNow and DVD2one after using Decrypter to rip the dvd's

    Hope this helps.
     
  6. Donniejr

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    Thanks for all the info. I decided to get a spindle of 50 of Ritek's. I will see how these do. But if anyone else has cd's they love to use with this drive please continue to post as I am sure a lot of people will be intrested.

    Thanks again.
     
  7. T-bone

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    Can anyone help me with this problem?
    I have just purchased a batch of Datawrite Classic 4 x speed dvd's to burn on my Sony DRU500AX with firmware 2.0e or 2.0f but after burning approx 75% of the disc it spits it out says errors on disc etc, now have 6 coasters!
    Using RecordNow after using DVD2one programme
    I have burned 2 x speed discs with no problems so far but these 4 x speed have become a big problem. Has anyone any ideas for me please.

    T-bone
     
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  8. HK71

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    Hi T-Bone,
    The DVD-R from Datawrite are fully shit..

    i've tried them for - and +R but not half of it get burned correctly. lots of errors and the standalone dvd-players seems to have problems with playback..

    Ive a sone DRU500AX (f/w 2.0f)
    on a P4/2,4/512

    greetz,
    WvdG
     
  9. T-bone

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    Well after now making 11 coasters from this batch of Datawrite 4 x speed discs, I have to conclude that they are crap!
    If you have a Sony DRU500AX, DO NOT BUY THESE DISCS, stick to others brands.
     
  10. HK71

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    I use now That's Write 4speed dvd-r and they work very good. it works on a lot standalone dvd-players and i have no coaster yet from the 40pcs i've burned. it works great.
    the costs of a 50pcs spindle is € 89,- (I Don't know exactly how much this is in dollars.) it's the only one i buy.
    greetz
    WvdG

     
  11. mkantrim

    mkantrim Guest

    I'm now using Optodisc DVD-R disks with my DRU500AX,and they are fine,no coasters. :)
     
  12. Lohan

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    I have a Sony DVD RW DRU-500A DVD.CD-ROM which read/write all the formats ( reason for buying the DVD Burner ). I have purchased Bulk (100) Ritek DVDplusR 4X. Problem is when I use DVD X Copy v1.5.2 AND DVD X Copy Xpress v2.0.1. When I use the Programs on DVD+RW there is No problem, but now with the Ritek disks I have a 55% failure in backing up my DVD. What happens, it copies the disk fine, then goes to record on to the blank, everything is Fine so it says, but it finalizes it at 50%ish of the movie and says all is fine and completed the copying successfully. Well I have 8 new coster. I tested the same movie again with a DVD+RW and everything is Just Fine. My machine and memory far exceeds the software requirement. Did I buy the Wrong DVD Blanks?
     
  13. mkantrim

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    Dunno bout the Riteck,never tried them,but Optodisc's work fine with me.
     
  14. mkantrim

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    Speaking to the player problem,I find that the +R media will not play in my not so old Toshiba DVD player,while they will work in my Pioneer player,and the -R will work in both. Hope this helps.
     
  15. GWHISTLED

    GWHISTLED Guest

    Lohman : i bought that forsaken dual format sony and for a week. I couldnt get a - r to work +r works fine I tested it with nero drive speed and it would onley write to the hard drive at 1x time .I took mine back and got a hp 300i and no problems so far. My friend has the same as you and hes changing media. makes you wonder why -r's are so hard to find and most you do dont work .. concerned
     
  16. Lohan

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    GWHISTLED: I think your problem was installing the software that came with the DVD RW DRU-500A (RecordNow). The Sony company admitted to me there was a problem with the software, so I re-installed Stomp version of RecordNow Max v4.50 and the DVD Burner worked like is was suppose to, like the CD-RW that it replaced.
     
  17. GWHISTLED

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    LOHAN: Thats great my friend can use that info . But what I learned from my past is . If you pay so much for something and your not sure of problems cause by installation. take it back untill all the bugs are out of it then consider buying. I once bought a mother board that gave me problems that no one could answer , when the warrenty was out someone discovered the chip was bad on the northbridge. SO [ like microsoft xp developers do .]Let the consumer have it and the will work out the bugs. BY the way , the onley program I had broblems with -r burns was Express. nero would copy most -r's ok Have a great day.
     
  18. GWHISTLED

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    OK THIS IS GETTING ON MY NERVES . SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH EXPRESS. I NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH IT TILL NOW. NEW WRITER. HP 300I OPENED A NEW STACK OF MEDEA [ MEMOREX DVD+R ] FIRST 2 DISK ON MOVIE NOBODIES BABY . SPIT OUT AFTER 30 SECONDS SAYING COPY COMPLETE ONLY ISO FILES AND SELECTION FILES COPY. WHY IT DONT USE THESE FILES. GOT A BRAND NEW HP MEDEA DISK AND WHOP SAME THING . XPRESS DEVELOPERS NEED TO BE WARE, TO MANY PROBLEMS NOT TO TAKE NOTICE . I CANT AFFORD TO THROW AWAY ALL THESE DISKS , AND I KNOW ITS NOT MY SYSTEM PLEASE FIX THIS PROBLEM..........GREG
     
  19. mkantrim

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    Thought this was the DVD RW DRU-500AX thread !
     
  20. holderlin

    holderlin Guest

    I have used Ritek, Verbatim (mfd in Taiwan) and Fujifilm 2x with perfect success on Sony 500 (external). Not a single coaster. I took Meritline's recommended substitution for Ritek - DVDPro - and have not had a successful burn after three attempts. I also bought their recommended substitution - unbranded Maxell - and am waiting for the order. I have heard ominous news about them as well - I'll let you know when I get them.

    As for the Fuji, Bestbuy is now selling a 50 pack for $77 + $18 rebate. I'm very pleased with their performance in combo with the Sony.

    Bob
     

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