I’m really glad I did a Google search on this or else I wouldn’t have run into this thread.
I’m just starting to get into the Gamecube Backup scene, and I’m on the hunt for some good media. Unfortunately, the recommendations given here for Traxdata and Verbatim media won’t work for me. One, Traxdata is currently only available in Europe, so U.S. Cubers won’t be able to get our hands on any of those. Two, I believe the Verbatim MCC 01RG20 discs are also only offered in a plain format in Europe; over here, they are branded as some sort of “Verbatim DigitalMovie” premium line and come with fancy packaging and are rediculously expensive. (What’s with Europe and hogging all the good media!?)
I am also only looking for Mini DVD-Rs as I am somewhat of a “purist” and want to keep my GC as stock as possible; I will only be Soft-Modding through Max Drive Pro for that matter, and I don’t want to have to keep the top off of my deck or install a bigger tray or whatnot. My Cubbie is a first-generation DOL-001, baby! I love the thing! Anyways, forcing myself to use Mini DVD-R media is certainly making my hunt a lot harder.
I ordered a small 10-Pack of Ritek RiData Mini G04s to test out, and now that I’ve run into this thread, I’m glad I only bought a 10-Pack. If degradation is really an issue with G04s, then I don’t want to use them! I want my backups to last, lol.
I certainly hope this is the case, because then all my problems would be solved and I can just go with the G04s which are pretty cheap!
Has anyone else found really good media for GC backups? Perhaps looking into MCC 03RG20 and MCC 02RG20 discs as kg_evilboy suggested is the only option? Though, I’ve LOOKED and LOOKED and can’t seem to find any Mini DVD-Rs of those MCC makes anywhere. I’ve found one POSSIBILITY, and that is a Philips 4x Mini DVD-R line that MIGHT be a MCC 03RG20, but I’ll have to buy a batch to find out … the only store I’ve found carrying it is out of stock! I’m just hoping that someone else out there is already using something else that works great and is going to share with us. wink, wink nudge Anyone?
Whew … okay, it’s late … I know the post was messy, and I apologize. Thanks for bearing with me. Hopefully we’ll all get something out of this …