Best DVD+RW Media?

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#1

What is the best DVD+RW media available on the market that is rich in quality and is easily read by all DVD drives? I’m guessing a Verbatim DVD+RW, but I may be wrong. What do you think? Thank you very much for reading!

Regards,
Shadowz O Death


#2

Unfortunately, there is no really good brand of DVD+RWs currently on the market. My 4x Verbatims (with MKM codes) worked poorly in my burner, with lots of PIFs and PIF MAX values even on the first burn - and only got worse on subsequent burns. Not surprisingly, the burned Verbatim 4x +RWs locked up my DVD players in the middle of playback, requiring a hard restart. (I cannot say anything about that brand’s 6x and 8x DVD+RW discs since I have never gotten a hand on any of those.)

Rewritable DVD media from RiTEK (whether a 2x DVD-RW disc with the RITEK W01 code or a 4x DVD+RW disc with the RICOHJPN W11 code), however, worked well on my units - and are still going strong after dozens of rewrites. (Keep in mind, however, that my particular RiTEK-made rewritable discs have the Sony brand name on them. Other RiTEK-made rewritable discs may or may not perform as well.)


#3

What is the name of your DVD drive? Mine is [I]TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H652M ATA Device[/I]. Does anyone else have that DVD drive or anything similar?


#4

Verbatim 6x -RW is often reckoned to be the best and I’ve been pleased with mine.

Also I’ve used Ricoh 8x +RW which are equally good.


#5

I couldn’t seem to find a Verbatim DVD[B]+[/B]RW, but I did find a DVD[B]-[/B]RW.
http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?pfp=BROWSE&N=200691+400119&product_code=50280725&Pn=2x_DVD_RW_Media
If anyone else has a [I]TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H652M ATA Device[/I] DVD burner and knows any better blank DVD±RW media, please reply before I buy this product.

Regards,
Shadowz O Death


#6

These 2x DVD-RW are actually very slow, so you might not like it :wink:

I would recommend Verbatim 8x DVD+RW, Ricoh 8x DVD+RW or Verbatim 6x DVD-RW instead. Your 18x burner is perfectly capable of writing to these.


#7

Verbatim 8x DVD+RW would be my pick. For -RW, again Verbatim 6x as Evilboy suggests.

Haven’t tried the Ricoh, but after what Tim and Drage have said, I’ll have to try some. :slight_smile:


#8

I have had the best results by far with HP branded 4x DVD+RW media (Philips media code).

In fact I’ve used Verbatim 4x, 8x, and several different brands of Ricoh manufactured discs (W11?). The Verbatims performed near-horribly, especially the 4x ones, while the Ricoh discs performed acceptably.

Here’s a scan of one of the HP discs:


#9

Any hints where I can buy? About all I can find for 8x DVD+RW online
are 5 packs of Memorex priced as high as 25 packs of Ritek! I don’t
see anything faster than 4x at any of the brick and morter stores.
Plus I can’t find Verbatim or Ricoh at any price on US sites.
Would you share your sources? :bow:

I hate to spring for 8x DVD+RW if they’re not going to burn at 8x. :slight_smile:
(My burner is TSST H653L and seems to like all things Verbatim)


#10

This is the fault of the B&Ms.
Give them the reorder number of the Verbies and they’ll be glad to order it for you. If they refuse, then they don’t deserve your money.


#11

Plus Tim’s sources may not help since he’s UK based, and Kewlbreez is in the US :slight_smile:


#12

Hmmmmmm I shoulda’ thoughta’ that!! Good idea. :iagree: