I was wondering if someone on this board would be kind enough to help me.
I have been reading posts on here for days now trying to figure out what blank DVD disks I should buy, and honestly most of this stuff is “way” over my head.
I have given a honest try, sorting through the vast amount of information, and do understand some, but could honestly really use some advice.
I have a collection of family videos that I want to burn to DVD.
My main goal is to buy a reasonably high quality DVD, that will be reliable and store the data safely for a long time.
I am using a fairly in-expensive burner (NEC ND3550A / 16x8x16x DVD+RW / 16x6x16x DVD-RW / 8x DVD+R DL / 6x DVD-R DL / 48x32x48x CD-RW / Black / Dual Layer / OEM DVD Burner with Software)
After reading your posts I have decided I want to buy some Taiyo Yuden Disks, as they are generally regarded as the best.
I hope this is a good choice, if not please tell me.
My problem is that even having made this decision, I had no idea ordering them would be such a problem for me.
There are so many choices, 4X, 8X, 16X, what the top surface has on it, how they are packaged, and if they are genuine or fake.
Right now, I have been using Maxell, Memorex, BenQ, disks. Usually 8X and I generally buy +R
I live in Canada, and have found two online web sites located in Canada (much easier to buy from with credit card authorization, shipping and duty hassles)
I guess what I am really asking is could someone just tell me what disks to buy and from which site??
Are either of these web sites reliable? (not selling fakes) Or are there any better Canadian sites?
I think I would like either 50 or 100 qty.
Should I worry at all about +R or -R (I know there is debate, but for home movies is it really important, my main concern is reliability of data storage)
I do like the look of a white surface on top better than shiny (I find markers look nicer on them) but not a 100% need.
I am fairly happy with 8X, but would 16X be better for not much more $$
Should I even consider the “value” disks? My instinct say’s no.
I would be willing to spend a little more $$ for a spindle to store them on…
And finally, is my DVD burner ok? (Don’t really want to buy a new one)
Thank you for any advice offered in advice, it is really appreciated.