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quick q's on verbatim taiwan vs. singapore

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Blanks' started by sleekblackroadster, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. sleekblackroadster

    sleekblackroadster New Member

    i found some 50 packs of datalifeplus dvd+r verbatims on newegg.com.

    the 16x pack is 18.99 and they say they are made in taiwan.

    the 8x pack is 16.99 and they say they are made in singapore which i understand to be 'better'.

    i'm looking at getting a new samsung sh-s203b 20x drive to burn with.

    my q is which should i get?

    if i get the 16x and burn them at 12x i should have good quality burns as far as what i've read.

    but if i get the 8x does that mean i could burn them at 8x and get good quality or would i have to move down to 4x to get decent copies with them?

    what to do? what to do?

    thanks for any help!
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2007
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    They are both decent, but the ones from singapore should be slightly better in quality.

    Possibly, if your burner can burn them at 12x.


    It depends on the burner (and the burner's firmware). I don't have that burner, so it's hard for me to advise anything.
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2007
  3. sleekblackroadster

    sleekblackroadster New Member

    the review on cdfreaks is stellar for this 20x samsung. i looked around at different drives and considered a pioneer but this one samsung has nothing but positives with the only negative being a single colored read/write led.

    my favorite quote is:

    'Not only was the performance excellent, recording the fastest burn times we have seen, but also the writing quality on our tested media was mostly very impressive.'

    also supports bitsetting which is a +

    http://www.cdfreaks.com/reviews/Samsung-SH-S203B-DVD-Burner-Review

    i hope its the right one to go with for a foolproof backup tool.. i hear of problems with pioneers and others and just want the one that will work well.

    i think i may try a pack of each of the 16x and the 8x and see how they do.
     
  4. steve61617

    steve61617 Well-Known Member

     
  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    The ones from Singapore are typically old stock (many places no longer have them).