I recently purchased a Samsung external DVD burner (the SE-S184M), and now I have to replenish my blank DVD stock to feed it. The few DVDs I have left are Taiyo Yuden printable 8x DVD+R (YUDEN000T02), and the few I have burned gave me excellent results. However, for my new purchase i’m considering buying 16x media in order to take advantage of my 18x drive. From what I’ve read in the forum, the newer 16x Taiyo yuden are not as good as the 8x used to be, whereas Verbatim’s MCC004 dies seem to be very popular (and according to the review of my drive, would give me excellent results). I plan to buy these DVDs on svp.co.uk, and I need them to be printable. I came to a short list of media between which i’m hesitating :
[li]Taiyo Yuden (8x) Full-Face Printable DVD+R (YUDEN000T02), Â£33.89 per 100 discs
[/li][li]Verbatim (16x) Full Face Photo Printable DVD+R (MCC004), Â£15.99 per 50 discs -> 31.98Â£ per 100 discs
[/li][li]Datawrite Titanium (16x) Full-Face Printable DVD+R (MCC004), Â£18.10 per 100 discs
From what I’ve seen in the review of my drive the results obtained with the verbatim DVDs are almost as good as with the Taiyo Yuden, so I would be inclined to go with the verbatim to get faster burn times.
Then comes the Datawrite media: it seems that these discs are not that popular on the forum, but most of the posts i’ve read were actually talking about Datawrite media with other media codes that MCC004. Additionally, the reviews on svp.co.uk are very elogious about these media. Can I really expect these DVDs to be as good as the 16x verbatim for half the price?
I’d like to have your thoughts and advices about my choice of DVDs. Thanks in advance for the replies!