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Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by zeebra, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. zeebra

    zeebra Member

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    I live in Australia, and I can't be bothered to be ordering anything online. What is the best DVD-R disk to use? Something you could find easily in a mall or something? I've been using Laser disks, and my oh my they are shitty.

    I trust TDK a lot, because of their CD-R disks. Are they good with DVD-R disks?

    Cheers.
     
  2. sly_61019

    sly_61019 Senior member

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    zeebra Member

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    Thanks for that, but most of them I can't find anywhere.
     
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    sly_61019 Senior member

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    yeah, most are online only. If you can get ahold of tdk, get them.
     
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    Is there a specific "model" that I shoud look for? And should I choose Verbatim over TDK?
     
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    if you get verbatim you should go with verbatim data life plus discs.
    Near impossible to get bad backups with them.
    i get mine for 12.99 for a 25pack down at my local store.
    They stock tdk for the same price but i will always go with verbatim over Tdk.
    Havent had a problem with Tdk discs but i just prefer Verbatim.
     
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    Verbatim Data Life Plus, here in Canada are made by
    MCC Mitsubishi Chemicals which is one of the top rated
    blank DVD media. For critical data storage I always have
    a cake of Taiyo Yuden as I have found them to be the best
    all around. I personally use Riteck branded with the
    RICHOJPN01 identifier and have had great success. Again
    for backups of critical data I only trust TY. Your milage
    may vary. Zeide.
     
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    Thanks for your help, I think I'll go for the Verbatim Data Life Plus. Is Verbatim reliable ie. not much fakes or bad disks floating around?
     
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    Very reliable mate. i havent come across any dodgy fakes or bad discs so far =)
     
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    Alright then, thanks for your help
     
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    Is it only the Data Life version Verbatim discs or are the Verbatim with no other words good too.
    I just went thru a 50 pack of Data Life they seemed great but i purchased a 100 spindle of 8x Verbatim there is no words saying Data Life I didn't break the seal on the package Should I return them or are they OK ?
     
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    newtodvd2 (Newbie) 17. November 2004 @ 19:45
    Is it only the Data Life version Verbatim discs or are the Verbatim with no other words good too

    good ques. was wondering that myself. asked a guy at office depot and he said they were the same but i get the feeling he didn't know for sure. i think data life 15 pk cost more than "non" data life 25 pk. if someone knows for sure about this let us know.
     
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    data life plus are much better than the non data life ones.
     
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    good deal :~) and they are for backing up dvd movies? as opposed to just backing up data on your cpu?
     
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    you can use them for anything, they are the best for all kind of data.
     
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    I just bought some FUJIFILM. Looked at the manufacturer ID and it said TYG01 which I think means Taiyo Yuden.

    I also bought some Sony's. ID is SONY08D1. Are these any good?
     
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    both of those should be good, click on the link i left at the top of the page.
     
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