best brand of dvd-r to use when burning backups?

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  1. lolwut
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    i used cheap kodak ones and the backup launcher gives me error 384, saying it can't read the disc or something. i heard verbatim dvd-r were good.
     
  2. Valgreen

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    verbatim dvd-r good...search function and google == friend
     
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    Verbatim dvd-r considered the best...

    Officemax and Bestbuy had them on sale last week for about $25.00 for 100. I am not sure if that sale is over
     
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    I've never had a problem with any brand i've used so far.
    are you sure you're burning correctly and at a decent speed?
    verbatim dvds are usually just really cheap, that's why a lot of people buy them.
     
  5. Lubbo

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    i use TDK for CD-R and Sony for DVD-R but most brands work well
    Sony had a deal $20 for a pack of 50 DVD-R and you got a Casino Royale DVD with them


    when burning make sure you have it on MAX speed
     
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    I use Verbatim DVD-R they were on sale $13 for a pack of 50.... Great deal!!! I cleared out a few stores [​IMG] Just keep an eye out you can find them cheap.

    EDIT: Found a pack of 25 for 9.99 on NewEgg give them a try at that price and decide for your self
    NewEgg Verbatim DVD-R
     
  7. Valgreen

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    very true lubbo, verbatims are the peoples choice as they are the cheapest. and also agree with burning @ max speed, those who burn @ 2X or 4X either need to get a better burner, or better media.

    i personally use HP DVD-R Lightscribes and have no issues burning @ 16X with a TSST (Toshiba/Samsung) drive..
     
  8. lolwut
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    i burn with 4x speed, is that something wrong?
     
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    My brother bought a pack of 100 nexxtech dvd-r. i am going to try it tonight burning it at a low speed and see how it turns out in the morning. if they don't work i still have the receipt. [​IMG]
     
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    I use Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD-R. Want to learn all about the various brands of DVD's? Visit club.cdfreaks.com and check out the Blank Media forum. Lots of great info there.
     
  12. drock360

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    I only use Verbatim DVD-r's. To be honest with you, I have burned about 20 backups, and not one has been a coaster.

    I will never use another DVD.
     
  13. djtaz

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    It does vary from person to person , but with the Gamma loader most have found that max speed is actually better than burning slow. now everyone is different and some still find that slow burning is better , but i would check max speed first , if that fails try slow.
     
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    I hated nexxtech! Back when I burned all my cube games those discs failed me.
     
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    i thought id seen the last of these stupid burning threads, but guess not!
     
  16. djtaz

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    No , theres a golden rule about these threads - if its not on page 1 , its ok to post a brand new thread with the same question and start it all off again - and by no means are you allowed to use the search feature. You always have to use your first post on a thread like this one
     
  17. Nuke85

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    Same here anyways though I have Sony DVD-R's they work just fine..I also have used TDK they also work fine..I always burn at low speed 4x or 2x and not one has been a coaster yet..(I've burned around 40 backups [​IMG] )
     
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    Just burned a backup of my Mushroom-Men game with the Nexxtech dvd-r's that i have and it is running fine [​IMG] . I burned it using ImgBurn at 2x
     
  20. Sstew

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    Sony DVD-R's or Verbatim DVD-R's are the best. Why does everyone burn at 2x speed, I use 4x, hell I've tried 8x, and haven't had an issue yet.