Memorex DVD+RW disks

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#1

I have a sony RDR-GX120. I have used these memorex disKs because they were ‘cheap’ from Currys, not because they were particularly good or bad. I discovered that after using the Disks a few times and formatting rather than erasing after each occasion that the machine refused to recognise the disk or record on it. The disk was not recognised by the the +RW writer on my pc.
So what am I doing wrong?


#2

Nothing, really. It’s just that Memorex gets its rewritable discs primarily from Infodisc, which is notorious for making “rewritable” media which deteriorates rapidly with each write/rewrite session.

In other words, the Memorex RW discs are particularly craptastic! :Z


#3

Which DVD+RW do you recommend?


#4

Which brands can you get where you’re at? Or are you willing to order online?


#5

I would be prepared to order online but the ones that I bought in the past for use on my PC were Maxell. They seemed OK but I used them to copy DVDs which I used later on and I’m not sure how many times I reformatted them and from what you say that is the important point.

I’m taking the Memorex back to the store today and I will get them to swap them for a well known brand. While I’m there, I’ll see what lines they stock and send you a list. I suspect though that even well known brand names are probably sourced all over the world and they just stick their label on it so those sold on a label in the UK may be manufactured in quite a different place to those carrying the same label in the US.

In any eventuality, thanks for your help and advice.


#6

The local shop had only philips and panasonic. I chose philips for no particular reason. The local Asda (Walmart-owned) has Maxell.


#7

The problem is where the company sources its disks from. For example, down here in Australia we get stuff that is only packaged for the South-East Asian market and is often different to the stuff Europeans and Americans get. TDK sells CDs made by Moser-Baer (in India) down here and they seem to source their blank DVDs in Taiwan or China. I think that if you can plainly see that your disks are made in Japan then you’ll be okay. If you can get Japanese Taiyo-Yuden disks they are generally regarded as the best.


#8

I rather to stay away from any MemoreX media disc I don’t have a good experiences with their media products.


#9

I have a similar problem using memorex and maxell DVD+RWs. My pc won’t recognize the discs at all, so now I can’t even try to format them. Does Win XP have a built in disc formatting utility? I want to see if somethig other than incd (which came with my free nero quickstart cd) will work.


#10

Hi Brantles, welcome to CDF :slight_smile:

Do you have Alcohol or anything installed on your system? That can cause writeable discs to be seen as not writeable (there is a fix for it if you do).

Failing that, try ImgBurn, that will often work where other software fails :slight_smile:

Might help to uninstall InCD as well.

BTW, XP doesn’t support writing to or formatting DVD/RW natively, just CD/CD-RW. :wink:


#11

I use Tevion (Aldi) branded 4x DVD+RW media in my stand-alone
DVD recorder. Some of these discs are now two years old
and have been re-recorded dozens of times. So far, I have
had no failures.

Tevion DVD+RW 4x from Aldi.
MID: RICOHJPN/W11

I have no hesitation in recommending these +RW discs. I can’t
say the same about Aldi’s Tevion branded DVD+R 16x discs
with a MID of CMC MAGM01. The +Rs are quite poor compared
to MAGM01 sold under other brand names.


#12

You might need to finalise or close the DVD+RW in the
DVD recorder before the PC can see it.

Edit: Sorry brantles, I got you mixed up with lawteacher :o
I once had a similar problem with some RW discs. I had to use
a friends Pioneer DVD-RW drive to format them. My Liteon 411
refused to have anything to do with them. Once they had been
formatted by the Pioneer, I was then able to format them with
the Liteon :confused:


#13

Without the disc being finalized, you should be able to read the disk, maybe the disc is dirty or is being corrupted.


#14

Just to point out that you do not have to finalise +RW discs. Finalising is only relevant to +R, -R, and -RW.


#15

I had so many go bad the Memorex replaced them with a 25pack but since the were still the same ID I don’t trust them and use Verbatims.


#16

I was tempting fate when I made that statement. One of them
died yesterday :slight_smile: I will try doing a full erase and format
to see if I can revive it.