HP DVD-R Any Good

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#1

I am currently using ritek DVD-R and am thinking of buying some HP DVD-R’s because I can get them cheap, are HP any good?

I am using this

This is what I am looking at


#2

Ritek 8x are the worst DVD-R discs this planet has ever seen. They degrade over time. Google it and see the nightmare. I hope you haven’t burned too many discs with Ritek 8x DVD-R…

HP will likely be CMC magnetics. Either way, they would be better than Ritek G05 for longevity.


#3

I burnt allot with ritek, i checked the data integrity of disks i burnt in 2010 luckily they are fine but I will switch away from them.


#4

I also remember those old 8x Ritek DVD’s, and almost every disc is now in the trash.
Unlike their old 4x dvd’s both + and - that are still playing just fine.

I will agree that the HP’s, if they are CMC, would be a much better choice.


#5

I know ritek are crap i. Just didnt know they were that crap, i just checked a few disks i burnt in 2009 and 2010 and their data is fine. Nero read 100% integrity, i must be lucky.


#6

Maybe you got lucky, I on the other hand was very unlucky with those DVD’s.


#7

Does anyone know if Kodak DVD-R’s are re branded ritek? I am looking at this.


#8

Looks like you’re in Australia? The best discs locally are Verbatim. Hunting around some of the online stores you could get a good deal.

200 discs for $39 is good though.

A quick google for the MID shows it could be CMC, MBI or Optodisc. None of those are great but all better than ritek.


#9

Yeah media is expensive in Australia, the HP’s are $54 for 200, the riteks I got are $25 for 100. I got a good deal on TY003 taiyo yuden for $29 for 100.


#10

$29 for the TY is the best deal I reckon. Can’t go wrong with those!


#11

Just seen this. If you’re in sydney you could pick these up instead of postage ($30).

Best price I’ve ever seen…

http://www.pcx.com.au/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductId=3537


#12

wow that’s cheap, I would love to get more but my mum loves inkjet printable, since they are mostly for her content I just get Inkjet printable. I checked some of my older no brand disks and they seem to be Mitsubishi Chemical disks on the codes. I believe the brand was intact but I am not sure, 100% data integrity from 2008.


#13

Purchased. Even factoring in shipping, the price is amazing!


#14

[QUOTE=terminalvelocd;2767653]Purchased. Even factoring in shipping, the price is amazing![/QUOTE]

Lol. You just can’t help yourself. I really want to buy them. But honestly, DVD to me is dead and $90 odd could be used on something else. Plus I have over 150 Verbatim + some TY T02.

Blu Ray all the way from here :stuck_out_tongue:


#15

Ultra HD Blu Ray I’d add :slight_smile: