I finally got myself a Blu-ray burner recently for my laptop (which is all I use nowadays, gave up desktops long ago), a Panasonic UJ240, and it works great but I’m now interested in actually using some BD-R media (can’t afford the seriously great Panasonic stuff so I’ll just have to make due with what I can afford for the time being and yes I’ve read a lot the past few days and will avoid any LTH BD-R media as well) and was wanting to ask for suggestions or tips. I would presume that burning data to a Blu-ray is basically the same style of operation as any other optical media (I use CD-R/RW and DVD+R, never used DVD-R until just recently) but again since this is my first Blu-ray burner and because the media ain’t cheap - even the cheap BD-R media is still vastly more expensive than DVD+R - I don’t want to waste any of them if I can.
My main question is with respect to the actual media itself. I read someplace but can’t find the info again that BD-R allows for session recording whenever I choose to do so, treating the media like a big gigantic “floppy” of sorts allowing me to add content when I wish and not having to basically fill the thing with just one session then finalize it. I can’t find much more info about that right now so I figured this is probably the best place on the entire Internet for optical media related questions so, there it is.
Just using this device for data backup as I only own a few Blu-ray movies I bought (grabbed a few from a pawn shop to make sure the drive works but I haven’t burned any BD-R yet, it does burn DVD+/-R pretty well so far, haven’t done any actual quality scans but I will at some point and check it with a full size LiteOn one that supports the quality scans with OptiDriveControl).
Any info is appreciated, thanks, just hoping to do things right the first time and not end up with a stack of BD-R coasters, basically. I’m sure things will go fine but I wanted to ask the questions anyway.
Forgot to mention that to get started and for testing I grabbed a pack of some no-name media that apparently has an MID of LGEBRA S04 and it appears to be HTL media, will find out what it can do when I get around to actually doing my first real burn here in a few days, ain’t in no major hurry at this moment.