question to all you on buying blank media, do u all like me dont mind spending the xtra few cents per disc to know u are getting good media, or do u penny pinch so much u end up regreting it and getting cheapo crap media
cheap media is not cheap - eventually you loose your data or you have to pay again to reburn
its like they say “you get what you pay for”
i used to buy cheap discs a lot of the time, now mostly buy the good stuff, saves time and money in the long run.
I don’t know what you consider cheap media, but for 24 cents each, I purchase High-Speed DVD-R (DVDR) 8X 4.7GB White Inkjet Hub Printable Blank DVD Media from allmediaoutlet in California.
When I run DVD Identifier on those no name High-Speed brand media it reports that they are: Taiyo-Yuden. PS: Since my burners are Plextor PX-716SA’s, using those High-Speed disc’s, I almost never create a coaster.
If you would like to take a look at those disc’s on the allmediaout site, follow this link: http://www.allmediaoutlet.com/allmedia/high-speed-dvd-r-dvdr-8x-47gb-white-inkjet-hub-printable-blank-dvd-media-in-50-100-300-and-600-pack-in-cake-box-group-1666.htm
i consider cheap media cheap media, not how much u made but just overall cheap crappy media, regradless of the maker lol
I consider “good media” to contain Ritek G05 (amongst others), many don’t. Vague question.
I WON’T comment on this above comment of yours, Quaiboy. - I’m over it.
My input is to add that I’m even willing to pay an extra price for good service. I prefer to buy a little more expensive from a shop with a good customer service, than go cheaper with a shop that won’t be able to handle a possible problem.
Actually with good service, you may try cheaper discs… because the shop will take them back if they’re bad
Off-topic, these discs are fake Taiyo Yudens.
That gives me the chance to quote it. Underlining it would be another option.
Which means that if you find me arguing about G05 quality with Quaiboy again in the future, you’ll remind me of this? I should have thought twice before typing it, then… - maybe I can try to bribe a mod into removing all traces of this sentence…
Yup, can’t even get 4x value line silvertops for that cheap. Anyways, I always buy quality media at this point. I live in the US and the difference between the cheapest quality crap (unless there is some crazy in-store special) and TY is minimal. I was getting 4x value line TY for about 28-30 cents a disc (including shipping. Hell, Princo isn’t much cheaper than that. The 8x premium TY from rima is only 42 cents a disc (with shipping). At less than 50 cents a disc for the best quality stuff, how can I justify penny pinching? Seen the effects of cheap quality media (ie Princo) and watched people lose entire batches after less than a year. For me the ability to get maximum compatibility and longevity are worth the few extra cents per disc. If I let my friends borrow my backups (both videogame console or movie) I never have to worry about them calling me up and asking why they can’t get them to work. Some of these folks are using PS2s with ultra-picky lasers and I have yet to have a single complaint about my TY discs not working flawlessly.
Strongly Agree ^^^
this is nearly ALWAYS the case, but sometimes it happens that higher brands won’t work on peoples machines but the cheaper ones do. I have seen Verbatim discs fail on computers where Datawrite have burnt with no problems!
Hehe, please let me quote another one.
I’m over it.
well, to burn data for meself, i’d buy good media.
but for stuff i burn to give others, i’ll usually get the cheapest junk i can get me hands on
Stuff for myself only on Verbey’s TY and MCC.
For family and friends I go for the stuff in between, not the cheapest.
At the moment I,m finishing a 25 Ricoh DVD+R gold spindle I bought for 6’99 euro’s for fr/fam burns.
Its not the cheapest but it isnt the most expensive either.
Cheap media, only for my friends, they get what they collect
I voted yes, but that doesn’t mean if I see a good deal, I won’t buy some cheap stuff to check them out. My last Verbatim 2.4, MIS DL cost me $19.99 for a 20 pack spindle & 100 pack spindles of old stock SL, Verbatim 16X, MIT cost me $19.99. Would that not be classified as cheap?
I just wait for $12 or $13 ‘50 cakes’ of Verb. Once in a while I’ll pricematch Sony’s at Sears (mine still has a few cakes of TY Sony).
I always look for the best priced, quality media.
My last star find in the cheep media was the unbranded ‘Yellow’ MCC003 media, I dont just go by the price, but it is an important factor. I look first for the MID and then the manufacture printed on the disk (i.e. branded).
The main place I get my media from is SVP and because they include the MID in with the media info I use that to look for my media. I often just put in MCC004, 03 or TYG02 etc into the search box and then look at what comes back. I dont limit myself to just looking at Verbatim or TY media, but that is basically all I use. I keep meaning to looking onto other factory types CMC being high on my list, but I do so well with the way I do it now I often dont see the need.
Point in case if I knew just how good the Yellow’s were going to be I would have got quite a few boxes of them, not just the 300 I got to test and then find that they did not have anymore.
I agree that you get what you pay for, but I dont see the need to pay over the odds for anything. Here are a low and high speed scan of the cheepo ‘Yellows’ at around Â£10 quid for 100 some of the best scan numbers I have had regardless of price, and not much comes close apart from the cheepo Data Safe Taiyo Yuden silver topped TYG02 I get for Â£14’ish quid for 100.