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will dvd+r work as well for backups ?

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by gamergrl, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. gamergrl

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    i noticed the dvd writers that can use dvd-r cost more...so if i get one that can only use dvd+r will my backups be alright ?

    can i use memorex dvd r's ?

    i know this question is probably already answered ...but i cant find it ..i need to knowwww ! thanks anyone who can answer :)
     
  2. Kravenoff

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    Usually by now the flames would be coming. But I've gotten here first. If your going to buy a writer I would suggest a dual format.(+/-R) Some PS2 have compatability issues with +R media. Usually if you have a version 4 or up PS2 you are fine, but there are some who will tell you that there for example version 5 will not play +R. As for media type, everyone has a preference that they love to share. I tell people to try a brand at a time and when you find one that works, stick with it. I'm currently using Memorex + and - media usually depending on what is available, though I have had a couple of games not burn well on + that have worked on -.
     
  3. gamergrl

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    cool, thanks

    that was the info i needed ;)
     
  4. Ronrice

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    im pretty sure your backups would run well with +r i have a v4 , v9 and they work well with them.
     
  5. gamergrl

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    hmmm...i have a version 4 with flip top, i think i'll try +R then. thanks !
     
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    Version 4 PS2's that read +R media are extremely hard to come by and therefore it you are going to buy a single format burner I'd strongly recommend a -R type.
     
  7. Ronrice

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    Most of my friends have V4s and +R work well, but gamegurl you should try to find out what media is best for your system. PS2s are like people...different...lol
     
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    I'm assuming that since you posted the question for cost reasons that your money is pretty tight and you can't afford to make a mistake on this and therefore I would either stick with the -R and avoid having to just go back and buy another burner because the +R didn't work or make 100% certain that +R's work first. If you have already implemented your mod of choice on the PS2 try to get somebody you know with a +R to burn a test backup for you first and see if you can get it to work before spending good money on a burner that 'might' work.
     
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    just go around and find out which one works before you buy...
     
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    any experience with a version 7??

    I have a version 7 am getting a computer it comes with a dvd +r burner, does a version read +r dvds???

    or at least is it safe to say it will read a +r dvd.

     
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    You should be ok with +R on a v7 PS2.
     
  12. Ronrice

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    yeh V4 and up should work with +R
     
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    Not all version 4's read dvd+r, I would say about 65% do. Still if you don't know for sure wether dvd+r will work on your version 4 then I wouldn't chance it and just get a dvd-r burner.
     
  14. gamergrl

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    well i got some info on my version 4 ps2 ...it came with a flip top installed on it and the person i bought it from had been playing only +R's on it with no problems...so i should be ok with +R, but i got a multi format burner (77.00 ebay) anyways just to be sure ;) thanks for the info
     

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