What 'Speed' blank DVDs should I get?

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Blanks' started by SoundsGood, May 14, 2007.

  1. SoundsGood

    SoundsGood Well-Known Member

    It was recommended in another thread that I buy my blank DVDs online, in bulk, and that I stick to either Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden DVDs. Fair enough. Now I just need to know what speed blank DVDs I should be buying.

    I think my DVD burner is an 8X burner. If so, does that mean I should be buying 8X blank DVDs? What would happen if I used 16X blanks?

    If it helps, my drive is here and here.

    Any suggestions?

    Oh, and if anyone can provide a link to a hot deal, that would be great! ;)
  2. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    I gave you links on the other thread you had. For TY SL use the Premium 8x -R. For +DL use the 6x. If at some point you get another burner (16x-20x), the 8x TYs can usually be burned at a higher speed than 8x.
  3. SoundsGood

    SoundsGood Well-Known Member

    Yep, spotted (and replied) just a minute ago. It wasn't my thread so I didn't wanna ask a new question there.

    Thanks for your help! :)
  4. SoundsGood

    SoundsGood Well-Known Member

  5. customshopkv1

    customshopkv1 Well-Known Member

    I buy Verbatim and TY 16X +R and burn at 8X.
  6. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    The Meritline and Supermediastore, yes. The Amazon does not say Premium line. There are also valueline TY that are not quite as reliable.
  7. SoundsGood

    SoundsGood Well-Known Member

    Cool, thanks.
  8. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    One other thing to remember, if the link you provided is your drive, Dell DVD C3284-A00, then this will only write to -R only and is not a dual/double layer. It does not list +R or +/-R DL.
  9. SoundsGood

    SoundsGood Well-Known Member

    Yep, that's the correct drive. I'll make sure I only get the -R.

    Any thoughts on SuperMediaStore vs. Meritline, other than price?
  10. G-Omaha

    G-Omaha Well-Known Member

    Have used both - one normally has free shipping and the other doesn't. Both are reputable and easy to work with.
  11. SoundsGood

    SoundsGood Well-Known Member

    I decided to go with SuperMediaStore. Thanks for the help.
  12. Jalabar

    Jalabar Well-Known Member

    I just bought the "Taiyo Yuden Premium 8X DVD-R Media Silver Thermal Lacquer 100 in cake box" from supermediastore.com. No problems. And the discs work great.

    Came on-time. Packaged fine.
  13. SoundsGood

    SoundsGood Well-Known Member

    I was just about to order mine when I remembered that I'm going out of town soon for a few days. I'll have to order when I get back.