Need some blank media info please

Ok just need some recommendations on what is the best blank media for:

Burning & playing backup PS2 games (& What speed they should be burned?)
Burning audio CD’s for playing out in nightclubs through CD turntables (Reliability is a must here)?

Any help is appreciated thanks


Don’t know about PS2, but you should burn your media at their rated speed, for 16x rated media, 12x is often the sweet spot.

Burning audio CD’s for playing out in nightclubs through CD turntables (Reliability is a must here)?
Taiyo Yuden.


I burn all my PS2 backups on Taiyo Yuden X8 DVD-R’s. Burn them at X8 they work very well on my PS2. Audio CD’s I would also sugguest Taiyo Yuden although i have used Verbatim Datalifeplus CD-R’s in the past and they also work very well for audio.

Thanks guys

Yeah, you can’t go wrong with Taiyo Yuden CD-R/DVD-R.

You probably won’t be able to find 8x TY DVD-R because they’re being replaced by the new 16x discs. I can give you my recommendations anyway though.

I use Panasonic TY 16x DVD-R for my PS2 DVD-ROM backups and I get great results when I burn them at 12x. Likewise if you want to play DVD backups on your PS2.

You should’nt have any problem with TY CD-Rs either. Burn speed doesn’t matter too much here I don’t think.

Do you need any tips on which brands TY discs are sold under? Or how to find them?

If you could then that would be fantastic :smiley:

Have a look through the Taiyo Yuden FAQ:

There’s a list there of genuine TY DVD media.

You can usually tell whats genuine TY media just by looking at the cakebox/spindle. The image below should give you an idea of the differences between a Made in Taiwan spindle and a Made in Japan spindle:

I think I’ll also give you an image of a packaged TY spindle so you know what to look for.

It might help if you tell us what country you’re in. Only then can we make specific recommendations on where you can buy TY media.

Thanks dude, i’m in the UK. is a good place to buy from, yeh?

Yep svp is, thats where i get most of my discs from.

nice one