RiData DVD+R for $17, good deal?

it is at egg. should I wait for Verbatim deal (around $20)?
by the way, about Verbatim, I heard people talking about orange pack or blue pack, how can I tell from newegg’s website?

They have Verbatim dvd-r for $20.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817507005

I bought the Ridata + Liteon Burner for $31.98 with free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.152065

[QUOTE=gruggs;2199075]I bought the Ridata + Liteon Burner for $31.98 with free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.152065[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the info. Is this burner a good model? Maybe I should replace my old NEC ND-3450A 16X DVD±R/RW.

[QUOTE=bkfreak;2199244]Thanks for the info. Is this burner a good model? Maybe I should replace my old NEC ND-3450A 16X DVD±R/RW.[/QUOTE]

My Lite-On DH-20A4P burns almost anything pretty well. Not the best or newest. I bought the combo deal because it was cheap and the DH-20A4P
probably won’t be around much longer.

The burner and the media are both good.

[QUOTE=jamescooley1;2199593]The burner and the media are both good.[/QUOTE]

I agree. Have gotten Ritek R05 and F16. Both burn fine with my Lite-On.

F16 has been good for me

[QUOTE=jamescooley1;2199648]F16 has been good for me[/QUOTE]

They both burn about the same as my Verbatim MCC004.

[QUOTE=gruggs;2199514]My Lite-On DH-20A4P burns almost anything pretty well. Not the best or newest. I bought the combo deal because it was cheap and the DH-20A4P
probably won’t be around much longer.[/QUOTE]

I checked the Lite-On sub-forum, but did not find this model. Which version of the firmware / driver do you use for your Lite-On DH-20A4P? Thanks!

[QUOTE=bkfreak;2200070]I checked the Lite-On sub-forum, but did not find this model. Which version of the firmware / driver do you use for your Lite-On DH-20A4P? Thanks![/QUOTE]

I use one of the 9P59 enhanced firmwares here. It’s shows the model as LH not DH-20A4P but that’s a mistake I think. Not trying to talk anybody into it, but it was only $14.99 more for the burner.

http://club.cdfreaks.com/f44/liteon-dh20a4p-h-fast-burn-enhanced-overspeed-enhanced-oht-firmware-231875/

I usually burn at 8x though.

[QUOTE=gruggs;2200305]I use one of the 9P59 enhanced firmwares here. It’s shows the model as LH not DH-20A4P but that’s a mistake I think. Not trying to talk anybody into it, but it was only $14.99 more for the burner.

http://club.cdfreaks.com/f44/liteon-dh20a4p-h-fast-burn-enhanced-overspeed-enhanced-oht-firmware-231875/

I usually burn at 8x though.[/QUOTE]

Thanks again!
The reason I asked so many questions is that I want to make sure I have a working combination of the burner, firmware, and media. So I will take a note of this DH-20A4P (firmware 9P59), on RiData 16X DVD+R (burned at 8X) as a working solution?

[QUOTE=bkfreak;2200407]Thanks again!
The reason I asked so many questions is that I want to make sure I have a working combination of the burner, firmware, and media. So I will take a note of this DH-20A4P (firmware 9P59), on RiData 16X DVD+R (burned at 8X) as a working solution?[/QUOTE]

I use the enhanced firmware 9P59 from the link above and the Smartburn utility for Lite-On drives. It burns RiData and most other media pretty well.
Most of the quality scans I have done have been from Nero Speed Quick Scan, not the regular scan.

I have used these discs with good success on all my burners except for the NEC 6650a in my laptop.

[QUOTE=UTR;2200503]I have used these discs with good success on all my burners except for the NEC 6650a in my laptop.[/QUOTE]

Good burns with Pioneer 116 and Optiarc 7200 too. The Lite-On combo was too hard to pass up for $31.98. Other combos available, but I don’t have any of those drives.

[QUOTE=gruggs;2200588]Good burns with Pioneer 116 and Optiarc 7200 too. The Lite-On combo was too hard to pass up for $31.98. Other combos available, but I don’t have any of those drives.[/QUOTE]

I have gone through several 100 packs of these discs from Newegg. They may not be the best but they serve the purpose for me and I certainly can’t complain about the price with free shipping.

[QUOTE=gruggs;2199075]I bought the Ridata + Liteon Burner for $31.98 with free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.152065[/QUOTE]

I just ordered the same combo. Many thanks for sharing this!

[QUOTE=bkfreak;2201323]I just ordered the same combo. Many thanks for sharing this![/QUOTE]

You’re welcome. I actually like the burner and discs a lot. Didn’t want to influence you too much. You should download Smartburn too. Might want to wait on the enhanced firmware. I think it will void the warranty.

http://club.cdfreaks.com/f44/smartburn-v3-3-2-fht-os-oht-228377/

[QUOTE=gruggs;2201423]You’re welcome. I actually like the burner and discs a lot. Didn’t want to influence you too much. You should download Smartburn too. Might want to wait on the enhanced firmware. I think it will void the warranty.

http://club.cdfreaks.com/f44/smartburn-v3-3-2-fht-os-oht-228377/[/QUOTE]

Thanks!
just installed the drive, NeroInfo shows 16x read and 8x write, firmware 9p59. Is it normal?

[QUOTE=bkfreak;2203329]Thanks!
just installed the drive, NeroInfo shows 16x read and 8x write, firmware 9p59. Is it normal?[/QUOTE]

I’m at work and don’t know enough about NeroInfo to say. My laptop is showing 24x, which I assume is for CDs. Have you tried burning a DVD?
My new burner is showing 16x max with Ritek F16 media. The top blank was pretty bad but the other 5 or 6 I have burned were very good @ 8x.