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What's the best DVD-Rs?

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by donze, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. donze

    donze Member

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    I recently began backing up my Playstation 2 games but have found it to be a hit or miss cause of the disks that I'm using. I've been told that certain DVD-Rs are better for backing up Playstation 2 than others. Can anyone give me some advise on the best type to buy? Thanks in advance,

    DonZe
     
  2. keras

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    I use maxell -r's, but i've heard of several that work well. I would just experiment around and see what your ps2 likes and then stick with them.
     
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    verbatim and yaiyo yuden
     
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    http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm
    Almost flawless burns with 95-100% reliable results:
    MCC = Mitsubishi Chemicals = (-R)<-----------------VERBATIM MY CHOICE #1
    TAIYOYUDEN or YUDEN = Taiyo Yuden = (-R)<--------------FUJIFILM (made in japan) MY CHOICE #2
    MXLRG01, MXLRG02 = Maxell = (-R) ... be aware of unbranded fakes
    TDKG02 = TDK Corp = (-R) ... be aware of unbranded fakes
     
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  5. donze

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    Thanks alot guys
     
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    i've heard a lot of people that there is a lot of fakes for yaiyo yuden DVD-Rs
    how can u tell if it is a fake or not?
     
  7. hursty

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    because they will be cheap
     
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    if i got 100 DVD-R 4.7GB 1X-4X Silver Lacquer Taiyo Yuden
    for around 35 dollars
    is that too cheap to be the real thing?

     
  9. hursty

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    not sure about usa prices,thats probably about right,in the u.k they would be around $120 for 100
    we get ripped off
     
  10. BigPantz

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    I use Datawrite Classic grey top 8x for movies, games, data etc. Used loads of different brands but they are the one's i get least problems with. i think u get a get a lot of problems with media until you shop around a bit and find one thats particularly suited to your writer(s) and the equipment you're going to use it on, i know i did. Also, beware of anything that has something like 'Ritek Super AAA++++ grade' plastered all over it, cos its normally been fake in my experience. The real pukka branded stuff isnt overstated on the packaging..
     
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    I've hardly ever had errors w/ Verbatim DVD-Rs but w/ Ridata DVD-Rs, 10-15% were bad burns.
     
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    i agree, had many problems with RiData discs. wont be buying them again. how much you pay for your Verbatim then Kfunk? ive seen them about but never brought any.. i know they do top class CD-R's, so if the DVD-R's are half as good, i'd be happy..
     
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    I bought them about 6 months ago. I think I paid mid $20s for 25 pack.
     
  14. Kiddo15

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    I prefer Sony or TDK, never had a bad burn using these 2 types, have had mixed success using Maxell and Memorex
     
  15. BigPantz

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    oh right. i pay about £6 for 25 datawrite grey 8x (just over 11 USD). so god knows what Verbatim will cost me over here. Hursty's right, thats why they call it rip-off britain...
     
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    i have some of them,problem with that site,i am be wrong but it doesnt tell you who made the disc's,what ID are they?
    mine are riteks GO2'S
     
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    How are Philips DVD-R 1-8X?
     
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    philips are sometimes assiocated with cmc,so will leave that you
     

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