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The Good, The Bad and The Media?

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by NepiKez, May 11, 2004.

  1. NepiKez

    NepiKez Member

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    Hey all,

    Well I've spent hours upons hours researching DVD media and I'm still at a general loss. I know that Ritek is good, princo is bad, but what else? I have a Lite-ON 411s and a bunch of media that I probably should not have purchased. I wanna know which media brands have the best life span. The media that I have right now seems good, 20 burnt, 0 coasters, but I'm skeptical about the life span of it. I did a DVDInfo in it and found out that it is some generally low grad media, ji yuang or something. I wanna start backing up all this important data that I need to last me more then a few years so I wanna know which media to purchase.

    I also read that my 411s did not like the Ritek media. Is this true? Do I have to doen grad the firmware? I have the FJ newest firmware on it right now.

    Thanks for the help,

    DVD realtive newbie,
    NepiKez
     
  2. Oriphus

    Oriphus Senior member

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    Riteks arent good and princos arent bad, its not that simple. You need to find a disc that suit your needs. Id recommend Ritek certainly, but a branded one under the 4 main headings of:

    Traxdata
    RiData
    Clone Disc
    Arita
     
  3. NepiKez

    NepiKez Member

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    ok,

    well my needs are long life and basically, I'm not rich ;)
    so I am looking for decent media, not cheap, (around $1.60-1.80 / disc Canadian)
    But I just want my burnt media to last until in an old man ( j/k i know it will only last 10 yrs, and that's for the good stuff)

    Thanks,
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Taiyo Yuden is worthy of consideration :)
     
  5. Oriphus

    Oriphus Senior member

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    As our buddy above says, those discs are worth considering, though they might be more than a decent Ritek. Try and find a RiData disc as these always work amazing and are guaranteed Grade A if bought from a reputable dealer.
     
  6. NepiKez

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    i was looking at canadacomputers.com and supermediastore.com
    these places reputable dealers?

    btw
    is it possible that ritek does not work well with my 411s burner? i heard that somewhere
     
  7. David88

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    So many people claim they are Ritek. Is it true the Piodata made from Pioneer are Ritek as well?. I heard good comments from some friends
     
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    xbadboy2 Regular member

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    I just got some Ritek dvd+r how do I know what grade they? I should have came here first before I got my dvd+r the more you know the better off you are. Any way how do you tell what grade they are and is Ritek and Ridata the same thing ? Thanks
    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]The only stupid questions are the ones you don't ask. If you don't ask you will never know.[/small]
     
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    Hello Nephilim! what's up buddy!
    Listen! what is the minimun speed talking of processor you recommend for burning movies?
    how much ram? and what role does it play?
    have heard different things about ram usage but looking at my system i can tell while burning movies the system does not use all the ram as many people say!

    advise!

    Al
     
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    hey, flanker27

    just to comment on ram usage,
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    how much ram? and what role does it play?[/bold]

    i know on my system nero takes a good 100 mb itself. so i would say i would want at least 256 if ur not doin anything else while ur burning
     
  12. Oriphus

    Oriphus Senior member

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    I can tell you this. At 512MB of RAM, burning an 8x disc sometimes give me a few problems while running other programs. However, with 2GB of RAM, i can look at all the por...er....threads i want without a problem ;-)
     
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    Hi NepiKez
    In Canada check out the following links for media
    http://www.blankmedia.ca/
    http://mediadepot.ca/
    I have dealt with both firms - service was faster than claimed and cheaper than the stores.
    I have a HP DVD300n burner and have purchased DVD+R 4X RITEK ARITA BRANDED discs from Blank Media (50 Discs for $70.00 + taxes and delivery)
    I hope this helps
     
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    I WONDER IF THOSE RITEKS ARE ID RICOHJNP OR RITEKG04?
    RITEKG04 ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH EITHER OF MY BURNERS
    LITE ON LDW-411S & LG GSA-4081B
    ANY CLUES WHY THIS IT IS HAPPENING?????

    THANKS PARTNERS!
     
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    hey
    thanks for the sites chthomson. im going to look into them.

    regardding flaker27,
    what firmware version are you using? I heard that the second to newest version works with the G04's, but the newest one doesnt. I'm going to try a couple riteks and check this out on my 411s
     
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    i am currently using LDW-411S (FS0J)

    RITEKG04 result in coasters!

    Please advise!
     
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    [bold]quote:
    i am currently using LDW-411S (FS0J)

    RITEKG04 result in coasters!

    Please advise! [/bold]

    that is the same firmware that i am using. it is the latest one. i have read that you have to downgrade the firmware on the 411s to the one previous to the fs0j ( i dont remember which one that is) for it to burn the riteks. I am currently waiting to get my hands on a coupel riteks to do this experiment my self. let me know if the firmware downgrade works for u.
     
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    I will let you know!
     
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    hey Nephilim

    what are the disadvantages/ dangers of moding the 411 to a 811? can u damage ur drive or anything? is it reversable?
    im sure this is a stupid question, but i dont know anything about moding drives.
    thanks
     

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