What is the difference between Verbatim Datalife Plus

and regular verbatim DVD-R media?

Verbatim 4.7GB 16X DVD-R 50 Pack Shiny Silver Disc -Adanced Azo Recording Dye - OEM ($14 cheapest after rebate)

VERBATIM DataLifePlus 4.7GB 8X DVD-R 50 Pack Disc - Retail ($19.99)

Verbatim 4.7GB 16X DVD-R DVD Media - Retail 50 pack ($42.99)

Verbatim 4.7GB 16X DVD-R Whilte Inkjet Printable Disc - Retail 50 pack ($29)

TAIYO YUDEN 4.7GB 8X DVD-R 50 Pack Disc - Retail ($21.00)

BTW, my burner is Benq1640

You can always look at www.videohelp.com/dvdmedia.php but it basically seems that Verbatim Datalifeplus DVD-R are a better media in general being MCC or TY while regular Verbatims are crappier media in general being CMC, Ritek…yup. So in this case, I guess, you tend to pay for better media when you get the datalifeplus ones unless it’s on sale of course :slight_smile: I’d stick with the Verbatim DLP or the TYG0XX ones.

Thanks for the reply.

If I understand you correctly, then Datalifeplus discs are made by MCC, while non-Datalifeplus discs may (some people commented that the regular Verbatim they got being MCC discs) or may not be made by MCC.

I would have bought the Taiyo Yuden but people are complaining that it gets scratch up quite easily.

Any recommendation for a good media that doesn’t get scratch up easily?

Unfortunately, this is 100% marketing hype. You can get the same mix of several different media in any Verbatim package. DataLifePlus means nothing any more. The “generic” type Verbatim packs do sometimes contain media with CMC MID code. But much of the Verbatim media is made by CMC anyway.

Anyway, on that burner, for DVD-R, the TY is your best bet. Although the Verbatim 8x might be a decent choice too.

That’s all 8x or faster media, so there is no difference, especially since those quotes appear to be in US Dollars. It’s all MCC media, except for the Taiyo Yuden; I’m not sure what that has to do with a Verbatim question…

People who have problems tend to make more noise then those who don’t.
I use TY on a daily basis and find no difficulty in taking them from the shrink wrap stack to the burner to the scanner to the DVD case… and so on. Perhaps if I threw them around ? I short I have no expereince of TY scratching easily… but they do burn well

I thought that the DataLifePlus label was long gone from the North American market, except for CD-R media!? :confused:
EDIT:

Guess I was wrong. Here’s the result of searching for ‘datalifeplus’ on verbatim.com:


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Hmm, how do I control the number of lines shown in the CODE box above?

The bulk unbranded Verbatim media sold online still carries the DataLifePlus moniker, and you can still find the 50 disc 52x DLP branded media at some retail stores (like Microcenter) as it is still a current item.

Like it was said before, I guess DLP is no guarantee that it’s MCC. :doh: I just remembered that I bought a 50 pack of Verbatim 1-16X DVD-R MIT that was MCC 03RG and it wasn’t DLP :smiley:

I am not sure what you are referring to about TY’s being scratched up easily. I burned a number of TYs and have not noticed scratches on them either. It totally depends on how you handle them like somebody said above. I don’t throw them around before or after they are burned :disagree: It’s straight from cakebox to burner then to my DVD collection sleeves. I’ve had great burns with TY “+” and “-” R and would highly recommend them :iagree: :iagree: :iagree: (I’ve personally found that my TYG02 (-R) burn slightly better than YUDEN T02 (+R) but both are very good and reliable) I have a NEC 3550A burner but I’ve read that BenQ likes TY media just as well.

Oh, and you can probaly find 50 pack TY DVD-R rebadged as Sony or Fujifilm at a local store for cheaper than $21 like the Sony ones were last week on sale for $14.99 at BestBuy.

Originally, the DataLifePlus type was meant to be Verbatim’s higher quality range At the moment however, it probably does not make a difference any more.

However, what does make a difference is where those discs are made. The original SL DataLifePlus discs were made in Verbatim’s Singapore factory and those were the ones that made Verbatim famous for quality because they gave burn quality as good as TY with similar consistency from batch to batch.

That factory Singapore now only makes DL discs (and soon HD-DVD ones as well). Once in a while you might be able to find some SL Verbatim media which may be MIS. It is old stock left lying around. If you can find DLP stuff that is MIS, they are worth getting. If they are MIT, probably not much of a big deal between those and normal Verbatim (non DLP).

I found a 5 pack of DLP 8x DVD-R MIS late last year, but honestly they weren’t any better than the DLP from Taiwan or the plain Verbatim MCC02RG20 discs from Taiwan (Prodisc or CMC-made).

After hearing all these, I am just going go with Taiyo Yuden for peace of mind. I don’t want to deal with some 2nd-rated Verbatim.

Thanks for your guys’ inputs on the matter.