I was planning to put an order on svp.co.uk to replenish my stock of dvdr. In the past I have used Taiyo Yuden unbranded YUDEN000T02 printable DVD, that I burnt at 8x using a Plextor PX-116A. Currently my only burner is the one included in my laptop, limited at 2.4x, so high-speed burning is not really an issue at the moment. However, since I plan to get an external burner in the future, i’d like to purchase media that i can burn at speeds up to 16x.
Since i’ve been very pleased with the YUDEN000T02 media in the past, and svp is offering them, I was thinking to purchase some more. However, since they’re rated up to 8x, i was wondering if buying 16x rated media might be a better option. I have read that the durability of the new 16x Taiyo Yuden YUDEN000T03 media is not as good as the T02 ones, so i’m having a bit of a dilemma chosing between the two. I’m also a bit surprised that svp is still offering the older T02 media, as they’ve been replaced by T03 media almost everywhere i’ve looked. Are the T02 media still produced, or has svp stocked a lot of them in the past, allowing them to still offer these now?
I was also wondering if the 16x DVD+R verbatim MCC004 might be a good compromise between the high speed compatibility of the newer T03 media and the durability of the older T02? So basically, it all boils down to choosing between unbranded printable T02 or T03, or printable verbatim MCC004.
I thank you in advance for helping me in my choice, and maybe point me to other media that would better suit my needs, taking into account the fact that it is mandatory for me that the DVDs are printable, and that my current burner only accepts DVD+R.