[QUOTE=Kerry56;2744292]I use Verbatim 6x discs in my Pioneer 207MBK and LG GGW-H20L. Mine are not the ink jet printable variety, but that is the only difference.
Verbatim are known to burn well, and there are very few reports from users regarding problems of any type. They didn’t score very well in the one longevity test we’ve seen, but real-world use doesn’t seem to correspond with those findings very well so far.
Rated to 12x means that if your burner can actually burn at that speed, and has support for these discs in its firmware, you can burn at very high speed. I wouldn’t advise it however. I burn Blu-ray at 4x 90% of the time, and have only tried 6x burns on rare occasions. They worked ok, but I don’t have a scanning drive to examine differences between those speeds.[/QUOTE]
Thank you Kerry56.
Since I have been told that I can use DVD-R’s instead of BD-R’s to burn my .mp4’s from youtube downloads with no loss of quality, my primary use for BD-R’s will be for burning 22GB backup files from Acronis Backup & Recovery on my “full to the brim” external eSATA backup drive.
If the Verbatim can hold their data for 10 years without a failure, I’d consider it worth the cost savings over the SmartBlu’s.
I have burned the SmartBlu’s at 10X without any problems so far.
I am using a BDR-208DBK.