ND2500A Owners! Best SVP media/FW combination?

Hi everyone :slight_smile:

I have finally come to the end of my supply of the discs that gave me the results i posted here:


and I am not best pleased. Most of the tests of the new media are, unsurprisingly, done with newer writers so I am struggling to figure out what I should buy from SVP this time. I don’t mind paying a bit more than before (27p/disc) but I want some kind of assurance that the discs I am getting might have a chance of working well on my writer.

Anyone who uses a 2500A care to make any reccomendations for media and/or firmware, just to get me started?



Taiyo Yuden 8x media (TYG02) works great on my 2500. See this old thread, though – I needed to upgrade to firmware 2.F8 to get the best results with this media. 2.F9 is out now, so I’d upgrade to that instead :slight_smile:

Made in India Imation 8x DVD-R discs sold currently in the US are FUJIFILM03s, if you’re still looking for that media code.

Thanks for the quick reply. I have found some Verbatim TYG02 Discs on the SVP site here:


Verbatim (Taiyo Yuden) 8x DVD-R in Spindle Tubs of 25

they are actually LESS than I paid for the datawrite all that time ago. Anyone actually used these discs and care to comment? I might give them a go anyway since I seem to remember Verbatim and Taiyo Yuden always being highly rated by the folks on here. I will remember to upgrade my FW though :slight_smile: Hopefully I can get similar results to yours.

Thanks again!


I agree with Reptile. I would even suggest TYG01’s. Billed as 4x but they burn beautifully at 8x in my 2500 with oldie but goodie Herrie’s v2b4. Though I been itching to upgrade FW for a while, I been opting for “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” wisdom, since my time seems short more and more.
Can’t go wrong with TY’s.