Anyone recommend good media?

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Blanks' started by bpaboyce, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. bpaboyce

    bpaboyce New Member

    Again, I apologize if this is a common topic, but I was wondering if anyone knew what media this program liked so I won't get a "media write error." I have tried Sony, Magnovox and Memorex--believe it or not, Officemax generic were working the best until they changed their supplier. What have you all had good luck with? Right now about 8/10 of these magnovox's are failing to complete.
  2. TM2-Megatron

    TM2-Megatron Well-Known Member

    I've had nothing but good experiences with Verbatim +R 16x, usually burn at 8x or 12x.

    Last I checked, there were two different manufacturers for these discs (Prodisc and CMC, I think... though somebody correct me if I'm wrong). Generally I think the CMC are thought to be better, and you can usually tell them by the "times new roman" style font on the Lock <-----> Unlock label of the spindle. Prodisc seem to use Sans Serif.
  3. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Use Taiyo Yuden (not Valueline) and Verbatim
  4. snakeye007

    snakeye007 Member

    ty and verbatim rock don't buy cheap media it is a waste of time
  5. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Yes...........Verbatim or Ty
  6. Oracle

    Oracle New Member

    I have been using Taio Yuden. I have used over 1500 with only 1 coaster. Get them thru the Super Media Store. I use DVD-R.
  7. zihyer

    zihyer Member

    Since i've been using ss, i haven't had any media not work well. I just grab the cheapest thing on the shelf. Last 50pk was Phillips 16x -R; now i'm on a 50pk of Imation 16x -R... and before that i think it was Sony -R. Using a Ricoh lightscribe burner that's a couple years old.

    I don't like getting more than 50 b/c i keep hearing about some disks not working well but i would go with >50 pk on any of the one's listed above now that i know they cook well.
  8. L@TIN

    L@TIN Member

  9. jerryashype

    jerryashype New Member

    I've been very lucky with sony +R. WORKS ALL THE TIME!!:rock:
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2008
  10. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    verbatim dvd-r, 16x
  11. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Cheap media may work but will the backups still be watchable over an extended period of time. Most likely, they will skip and pixelate.
    Verbatim and Ty +R booktyped to DVD-ROM will assure your backups will be playable on most any player well into the future.
  12. thegreatduke

    thegreatduke Member

    I tried virtually every brand with name recognition, and they didn't work well for me. So I stayed with TDK. I recommend TDK. Always abstain from useing cheaper priced nondescript brands, they'll fail you the most.
  13. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    TDK is pretty bad, especially the ones that code out as Riteks and are sold at Costcos (B grade junk). Use Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden (not Valueline)