I have been reading for hours in these forums and I can’t seem to find the answer to this, so pardon me for asking a seemingly stupid question…or if there is a thread on this already. I didn’t come across is using “search”.
I read that MCC and TY are good manufacturers of media and are usually good but…is there a type of media that reliably yields good burns all of the time on the NEC burners? And then, at a full 8X? And works with stock fw?
I won’t run out of a 50 spindle for a year so I’d like to get my money’s worth out of having an 8X burner and actually burn at 8x. (been out long enough and being sold to consumers, I am surprised that there seems to be such a massive reliability and quality problem with DVD writers in general). Don’t mind paying $1 or even more per disc if I need to, I don’t burn a lot and quality and longevity are more my concern. I’d just hate to plunk $50+ for a spindle and have crappy burns on half…rather pay $100 for a spindle where i get good burns every time and don’t have to worry.
I got a CD burner years ago when they were at 2x and don’t recall ever having an issue with my no-name media I got when I bought it way back then. It seems that even buying an expensive brand of discs for DVDs is not a guarantee…so what do NEC owners say?