I’ve been reading the forums for the past few hours and I am more confused than when I am started, RICOH this, RITEK that, +R better than -R, not it’s the other way around, etc.
Please bear with me, I am sure this question has been asked before and I am sure more people will find the new answers refreshing.
I just got a NEC ND-2510A and now I am looking for media:
Should I get +R or -R? With bittsetting it doesn’t look like compatibility is an issue for +R, do I more concerned about speed and reliability.
What about +RW vs. -RW?
Has anyone bought any media lately and is very happy with it? If so, where and what brand? I am looking for some 25-pack of R type and 25-pack of RW type to get me started but I am not sure betwee +/- or what brand to buy. It doesn’t help too much not knowing the media codes before hand… Of course, I am looking for a good deal too …
How are the Ridata +R 8x and Ridata +RW 4x sold at Amazon? Price and also quality …
Is it worth even spending money for the 8x rated media at this time? It looks like there are a lot of reports that 8x media doesn’t work at 8x but 4x media works at 8x – go figure.
Oh, I have no problem with running non-stock firmware, so if that’s what it takes to get the best results with some media, so be it.
Thank you for your help.