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Just curious what you guys have discovered. I've typically tried to stay with better name dvd blanks for burning my backups, but got talked into a lesser brand that was really inexpensive. They have burned with no trouble, and have been watched once, successfully. Will they hold up, or in you folks experience is this a waste of money because of long term failure?

 

Like I said, just curious.

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Just curious what you guys have discovered. I've typically tried to stay with better name dvd blanks for burning my backups, but got talked into a lesser brand that was really inexpensive. They have burned with no trouble, and have been watched once, successfully. Will they hold up, or in you folks experience is this a waste of money because of long term failure?

 

Like I said, just curious.

I've had the worst luck with Memorex thru the years. Great luck with Imation, TDK & Verbatim. Just got some Sony recently and so far, so good.

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Just curious what you guys have discovered. I've typically tried to stay with better name dvd blanks for burning my backups, but got talked into a lesser brand that was really inexpensive. They have burned with no trouble, and have been watched once, successfully. Will they hold up, or in you folks experience is this a waste of money because of long term failure?

 

Like I said, just curious.

 

A Memorex DVD+R DL from Best Buy, look who made it.

 

CD-DVD Speed: Disc Info

Basic Information

Disc type: : DVD+R DL

Book Type : DVD+R DL

Manufacturer: : Ritek

MID : RITEK D01 (001)

Write speeds: : 2.4 X

Blank Capacity : 7.96 GB

: 8152 MB

: 8547993600 bytes

Extended Information

Layers : 2

Layer break : 3.98 GB

Write strategies : n/a

Disc Status : Empty

Raw Data

Physical Format Information (00h)

0000 - E1 0F 32 10 00 03 00 00 00 FC FF FF 00 22 D7 FF - ..2.........."..

0010 - 00 00 00 52 49 54 45 4B 00 00 00 44 30 31 01 40 - ...RITEK...D01.@

0020 - 25 25 37 0C 00 28 64 00 28 64 20 1F 0C 0C 14 14 - %%7..(d.(d......

0030 - 02 01 01 20 00 20 1F 0C 0C 14 14 02 01 01 20 00 - ................

 

 

A Sony DVD+R DL from Best Buy, look who made it.

 

Checked in BenQ DVD 1655 LS firmware BCIB

Sony DVD +R 25 pack from Best Buy.

Region information N/A not a DVD-VIDEO

Media code/Manufacturer ID RITEK D01

Media Product Revision Number 01h

Format Capacity Blank Disc

Free Blocks 4253024256

Free Capacity 7.96GB(8.55GB)

Book Type DVD+R DL

Media Type DVD+R DL

Manufacturer Rated Speed 2.4x 3324KBps

Available Write Descriptor CLV 2.4x 3324KBps

Linear Density Blank Disc

Track Density Unknown

Number of Layers 1

 

Complete Media Code

00000000 01 02 00 00 E1 0F 32 10 00 03 00 00 00 FC FF FF ......2.........

00000010 00 22 D7 FF 00 00 00 52 49 54 45 4B 00 00 00 44 .".....RITEK...D

00000020 30 31 01 40 25 25 37 0C 00 28 64 00 28 64 20 1F 01.@%%7..(d.(d .

00000030 0C 0C 14 14 02 01 01 20 00 20 1F 0C 0C 14 14 02 ....... . ......

 

 

Buy Taiyo Yuden Premium DVD-R +R or CD-R Media (Premium Line) or Mitsubishi Chemical, Corporation (Verbatim) DVD-R +R or CD-R Media, Data Life Plus is there (Premium Line).

They actually make the disc's and put there name and Manufacturer ID (MID) on them.

 

You will be happy you did and leave the landfill media alone. :)

 

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Someone fouond this, and I bookmarked it. Last updated 2Nov06, but still very interesting.

 

http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm

 

Lynn

 

Thanks, interesting read. In truth, these were HP dvds that were foisted on me, and out of 12 I've had a 100% success rate, except one that I know was my fault. Looks like they were made by CMC, although I did not find the exact number on the list.

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Thanks, interesting read. In truth, these were HP dvds that were foisted on me, and out of 12 I've had a 100% success rate, except one that I know was my fault. Looks like they were made by CMC, although I did not find the exact number on the list.

 

CMC is CMC Manetics and is tops of the 3rd rate media, although I would rate it the lowest media I have ever used.

 

If you have good burns, then it is working for you. You could run and error check in DVDInfoPro, and see if you get read errors.

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