I usually use Verbatims DVD+Rs, but I’d like to also get some decent cheap disks. SVP sells Pidata brand (non-printable) ProdiscF01 and ProdiscF02, and the three reviewers seem to like them. After browsing this forum and other websites, I’ve noticed two things about those two disk types:
1)Recent scans usually seem pretty good (which of course doesn’t automatically mean that they’re good, or that data written to them will still be around when you come to visit it in a few years time.)
2)Quite a few people detest them, though they don’t bother saying anything about what they think is so horrible about them.
So, if I do buy those, would I end up regretting it for the rest of my life? Are there any other cheap disks from SVP that would be a better choice?
I’ve an Optiarc AD-5170A with 1.14 and a NEC ND-2500A crossflashed to ND-2510A, I’m afraid I’ve no idea how I would go about to find out if they’re supported on my drives, but they’re a well known make that have been around for quite a while, so it would surprise me if they’re not.
Is there any quality difference between the F01 and F02? They’re about the same price and the difference in time it takes to nuke a disk at those speeds is pretty negligible, and my ancient computer struggles to reach 16X anyway.