Looking for 50g BD-RE disks

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Blanks' started by tjbailey, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. tjbailey

    tjbailey Active Member

    Would love to purchase a BD-RE 50g rewritable but have been unable to locate thru my normal sources. Anybody have a source?
  2. MikeK61

    MikeK61 Well-Known Member

    Look at ebay japan.
  3. ron spencer

    ron spencer Well-Known Member

  4. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Well-Known Member

    You can try Frys

    Be forewarned, the disks are expensive and worse yet, of the 6 Panasonic BD-RE disks I purchased 1 failed under 20 rewrites and 2 failed in the low 20's. Of the remaining 3, 1 is showing errors now. As a result I think it unlikely that they will see much more than 30 rewrites before all fail. Not a good cost benefit equation.
  5. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    My 3 Panasonic DL BD-RE's are still going strong after 2 years of constant use
  6. LEGIN27

    LEGIN27 Well-Known Member

    I have 6 SONY 50GB DL BD-RE (BLUE-TOP)....these have given me no trouble. Honestly I don't know of any bad BLU-RAY manufactures i.e. DVD CMC. I think this is because the media is still considerably expensive. I use SONY printable 50GB DL also which are equally top notch no coasters. I also use 25GB BD media by PHILLIPS shiny top no trouble with these either.:agree:
  7. fast eddie

    fast eddie Well-Known Member

    Save yourself some $$$$$$ and get one BD-R (25gb) single layer and put minor compression on the blank disk. Or two BD-R (25gb) single layer with no compression.

  8. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Well-Known Member

    So, you are sure that your disks have more than 30 rewrites? My disks are probably about a year old but I mark the inside cover each time I rewrite the disk so I'm sure of my numbers. I also noted a review where the reviewer changed the rating because these same disks failed prematurely after a similar number of rewrites. Perhaps there's been some manufacturing change since you bought your disks? I'm quite disappointed at the low number of rewrites I've gotten from these disks I have.

    I've been using ImgBurn with a Sony BWU-300S v1.0c in Win7rc.
  9. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    I've actually had them nearly 3 years now, and yes they've been written to many more than 30 times, back then I was writing to them 2 or 3 times a day testing stuff and trying new back ups to get things right
  10. LEGIN27

    LEGIN27 Well-Known Member

    Re-write limit?

    I've never known of a limit of how many times you can re-write to BD-RE. Do you know of one Adbear? I had no problems with my SONY's they've worked fine. Do you use printable 50GB BD-R DL or 25GB BD-R? I been impressed with my Epson ARTISAN 50 which I use to print on 50GB BD-R DL.
  11. Big Liz

    Big Liz Active Member

    I asked a similar question a week or 2 ago about the lifespan of a BD-RE (both 25 and 50 gb). I haven't had much luck at getting more than 20 reburns on a disk (between Sony, Panasonic and Verbatim). I just got a hold of a different burner and am going to see if I get different results.
  12. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    And yet I've had my 3 discs for nearly 3 years and they are still going strong
  13. Big Liz

    Big Liz Active Member

    I've got a new problem. Installed the new burner (LG WH08LS20) last night; formatted a new BD-RE DL (worked perfect); burned an image to it using ImgBurn (appeared to work perfect); played it on the same drive using TMT (worked perfect); tried on Samsung Standalone (ejected disc saying it couldn't play it); tried to play it in the old bluray burner (LG GGW-H20L)and it wouldn't even recognize it.

    So, I tried a different image; same result.

    Then I tried to rip an image off one of the Original Bluray discs with the new burner; it worked fine; tried to burn that image with the new burner; it worked fine, but same results with standalone player and older burner.

    Help!!! The properties for the disc indicate it is UDF 2.50. I tried reinstalling the drivers for the UDF 2.50. Nothing has changed. I don't know what other info you need.
  14. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    could you post a log file for the bd-re?
  15. Big Liz

    Big Liz Active Member

    I have attached the log file for "Casino Royale" that will work on the new burner, but not the old burner or the stand alone.

    In addition, I tried another BD-RE (from same verbatim pack) and burnt "Transformers 2" on it from the new burner. It appears to work in the new burner, the old burner, and the standalone. That being said, still a kinda weird thing; when I load it in either the old burner or the new burner it still shows DVD-RAM Drive in "My Computer". I know from the past (and from mounting it in the virtual drive) that it has read Transformers_2_D1_AC. Wonder if that helps shed any additional light on the situation. I included log files from the same "Transformers 2" disk, one from being int he old burner and one from the new burner (not sure if it makes a difference but wanted to get you all the info I could).

    Attached Files:

  16. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    Do you have a UDF 2.5 driver installed in XP? That could be why it still shows as DVD RAM drive.
    Also, what motherboard are you using? Do you have the drives connected to the standard SATA controllers or any extra ones.
    You could also try writing the discs without the 'Any' folders as they are not needed.
    What settings are you using in AnyDVD HD when you rip the discs?
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2010
  17. Big Liz

    Big Liz Active Member

    1) I do have the UDF 2.5 driver installed on XP (and I reinstalled it yesterday after I had the problems to make sure).
    2) Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H. There are 5 SATA 3GB ports on the MB and the drives are connected to them.
    4) I rip the image using without any boxes checked (so I don't keep the copy protection and I don't create an additional .dvd file).
  18. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    So which actual sockets are they plugged into, and is it in AHCI mode? if so that may also be causing issues.
    When the drive shows as DVD-Ram can you use windows explorer to see what's on the discs?
    Which boxes are ticked in the actual settings for Blu-ray in AnyDVD HD?
    What speed is it burning the discs?
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2010
  19. Big Liz

    Big Liz Active Member

    1) The verified the SATA contoller is not in AHCI mode, it is in native IDE mode. Ch1Master is a DVD burner, Ch1Slave is an external HD (ESATA connection), Ch2M is the old Bluray burner, CH2S is the new bluray burner, Ch3M is an internal HD, and Ch3S is an internal HD.
    2) I can explore the disc content on both old and new burners even though it reads DVD-Ram on My Computer.
    3) The only box that is ticked is the "enable Bluray support".
    3) The setting on ImgBurn is "AWS". In the past on the old burner I tried to slow it down to 1x speed, but it wouldn't allow it to burn at that speed once it started.

    BTW, I burned another disc, District 9, on an old BD-RE that wouldn't work anymore on the old burner. It came out fine and works on the old, the new, and the standalone. It also reads correctly on My Computer as District 9.

    I wish things made more sense; there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it. Thanks for your continued support and suggestions.
  20. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    You might want to move the optical drive off the same controller as the external esata socket as those tend to be a different controller to the other 4 sockets and have been known to cause issues on Giga-byte boards.
    Can't really think of anything else at the moment