Promlems With Backed Up Discs on PS2

vbimport

#1

Hello everyone,

My brother and I want to play through some of the old Final Fantasy games for PlayStation 2 on different consoles side by side. We all ready own one PS2 console so I went out an bought a second hand one for £40. I also purchased a copy of Swap Magic 3.6 to boot copies of our legal original copies on this PS2.

I burnt the games on this media.

The games boot fine but load times are a lot longer and cut scenes can ‘skip’ and ‘stutter’ a little bit.

Can anyone tell me why this is and what I can do to fix this?

Many thanks!


#2

I would guess those are RITEK F1, judging from the Maxell 16x -Rs I’ve used.

Might want to try better media, such as Verbatim…also, what burn speed did you use for the backups?


#3

Hi getfirefox,
probably your drive is not handling these Maxell media (most likely made by CMC or Ritek) very well and your PS2 has a problems with reading them flawlessly.
You should buy a better media - Verbatim DVD-R are well known for they good compatiblity with PS2 (due to very good reflectivity).
Maxell media made by CMC or Ritek are very mediocre, I would even say that Maxell is actually selling a B-grade stuff.


#4

Thanks for the responses. Would either of you two be willing to link me to a model of Verbatim discs that you recommend?

EDIT: @Arachne, I burned at 1x.


#5

[QUOTE=getfirefox;2076341]EDIT: @Arachne, I burned at 1x.[/QUOTE]Do NOT burn modern media that slowly. I’d suggest burning the backups at a minimum of 8x on desktop/full size drives, and at either 6x or 4x on a slim drive/laptop drive. None of the media sold as Maxell [CMC MAG AM3, RITEKF1, MXL RG04, or ProdiscF02] deal well with underspeeding on any drives, in my experience. :flower:

BTW: If a software allows you to select 1x, chances are you are really burning at 4x or such. [Most drives don’t support 1x burning, and will go with the lowest speed they do support for that particular media].


#6

[QUOTE=getfirefox;2076341]Thanks for the responses. Would either of you two be willing to link me to a model of Verbatim discs that you recommend?

EDIT: @Arachne, I burned at 1x.[/QUOTE]

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/992/1240/-/3337505/Verbatim-43549-DVD-R-16x-4-7GB-100pk/Product.html?searchtype=genre
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/992/1240/-/3337518/Verbatim-43522-DVD-R-16x-25pk-Spindle/Product.html?searchtype=genre
And burning at 1x (or 4x) is not really a good idea :stuck_out_tongue: