Recommendations For 25GB BD-R 's?


#1

I am getting to the bottom of my last cakebox of Digistor 25GB BD-R’s with MID: MEI-RA1-001 and I find that they no longer seem to be available.

Can anyone recommend good 25GB BD-R’s for my Pioneer BDR-208D that won’t cost more than $2/ea ?

TIA


#2

Verbatim BD-R 6x with CMC MAG BA5

Panasonic are IMHO the best, but hard to find and expensive


#3

I second the Verbatim CMCs, the 208D gets the best out of them, the 209 series is not that good with them, unfortunately.
Panasonic BD-Rs are available on eBay, but quite expensive, so CMC Verbatims are the best quality for a lower price atm.


#4

Thanks guys.

Odd that the 208 gets along well, but the 209 not so much.

Will these burn at 10X even though marked as 6X like Panasonics do ?


#5

The 208D will even burn them @ 12x, but I don’t recommend anything higher than their rated speed, i.e. 6x. The error rates will increase a lot at higher write speeds, CMCs are NOT Panasonics. :wink:


#6

Dear Oinker,

Thank you for the info.

My much beloved Falcon branded TDK’s burned cleanly at 10X.

I will try the Verbatim branded CMC’s at different speeds and see what my drive can handle cleanly.

I use my BD-R’s to archive backup images and generally fill up many discs in one session. The higher speeds can really shorten such a task.

Many thanks!