[QUOTE=ilikestuff;2659156]Hello all. Thanks for all your help with my previous questions. I have been looking on here and I decided to get a bunch of these (( http://www.mediamegamall.com/smartblu-bluray-disc-25gb-branded-25pk-cakebox-sbr4br25-p-28554.html )) and one of these (( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129070&Tpk=bdr%202207 )).
What speed would be the best to burn these discs? I have read about something regarding pioneer drives and these discs using a faster speed is better. I thought usually a slower speed was better. I will be using them just for massive data backup.
I will be using imgburn with udf2.60 + iso + joliet based on what I read from the imgburn author.[/QUOTE]
The Pioneer burners have done an excellent job with the SmartBlu all the way up to 10x speed. And I do have 8x burns with the Smartblu that are holding up very well at almost 2 years old. But most of the evidence over the last few years points to best longevity using the CLV writing that 4x uses. If you are not in a big hurry, 4x is probably best. But the error rates on those discs are so low even at higher speeds that I don’t think you will lose much durability if you choose 6x or even 8x.
I take it that you’ve chosen UDF2.6 because you don’t expect to need to read them in XP machines?