One DL DVD vs two non-DL DVDs

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Blanks' started by k927, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. k927

    k927 Member

    I am wondering if copying a dual layer DVD to two single layer DVDs is a more "reliable" way to go? I have found that DL DVD blanks are not the most "robust" (I have had a failure rate of several %). I guess the real question is: are single layer DVD blanks more resistant to scratches and are they more fool-proof to burn?

    There would be a small cost advantage which would be offset by spending more time to copy (deciding the split location; two copies, albeit quicker ones, etc). But if the resulting copy is more reliable and robust, then it may be worth the effort.
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Insofar as there won't be a layer break position to worry about (which is an area where burn errors are prone to occur), then yes.

    That said, I've never experienced a problem doing the following (this is my primary method of backing up my collection--and I happen to burn faster than what I'm suggesting in the link):