Best DVD media for Wii Backups

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May 7, 2007
  1. TonyCool
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    Hi friends.
    Any of you can tell me which are best DVD Media and brands for Wii Backups?

    I tried with Verbatim DVD+R (it has a few scratches), it burned fine but it has some DREs, but when I remove and reinsert disc during gameplay (Rayman has a DRE control) it continues playing fine. But with a no-brand DVDs "bulkpack 8x" my Wii doesn't even read it.

    So... what is better? DVD+R or DVD-R? Best brands? Verbatim? Ritec? HP?

    Thanks!

    P.D. If this has been talked before, please lead me to that post... I used search function but found no DVD media specific topic.
     
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    I was told that:

    DVD-R and Verbatim [​IMG]
     
  3. craig588

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    I've always used Taiyo Yuden, the price premium is like 20$ for 200 discs, but they're the best and absolutly worth it. I've used Verbs and TDKs, but nothing puts out as reliable of discs as TY, as emperically tested using PI tests. I always use -Rs because it's what the PS2 can read.

    Stay away from Memorex, they're all CMC MAGs.
     
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    +R is technologically superior to the -R format.
    +RW/-RW tend to be less compatible than the standard +R/-R.
    Taiyo Yuden is excellent media, best write-once, but don't make rewritables.
    Verbatim is excellent media, and make quality rewritables.
    Either TY or Verbatim I both recommend highly

    Lastly, for miniDVD, Ritek is basically best, there aren't many name brands for minis.
     
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    Ritek G05's from modchipfitters. Done 30 GC and 2 Wii games with absolutely no probs at all. Burnt at 2x with nerolinux. Gonna have to get some more.
     
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    where do you buy Taiyo Yuden for that price?
     
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    Here at GBAtemp we used Verbatim DVD-R Tayo Yuden for our tests and reviews.
    There was absolutely zero failure or read error with this brand.
    It doesn't mean other brands are crap!
    We however had some problems with "no-name" DVD-R (occasional disc read errors, etc.)
     
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    I'm also wondering the same thing..
     
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    I use Memorex... What exaclty is "CMC MAGs"?
     
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    CMC MAGs are a dye manufacturer called CMC magnetics, They are often involved with cheaper noname brand disks that are well known to be inferior to quality disks made by Verbatim, Taiyo Yuden etc [​IMG]
     
  12. mustnap

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    not so sure about the memorex part. this was what i got when i used DVD Identfier.

    Memorex DVD+R 16x

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R:RICOHJPN-R03-004]
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    Disc & Book Type : [DVD+R] - [DVD+R]
    Manufacturer Name : [Ricoh Co. Ltd.]
    Manufacturer ID : [RICOHJPN]
    Media Type ID : [R03]
    Product Revision : [004]
    Blank Disc Capacity : [2,295,104 Sectors = 4.70 GB (4.38 GiB)]
    Recording Speeds : [1x-2.4x , 4x , 6x-8x , 6x-16x]
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [ DVD Identifier V5.0.1 - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    not CMC though..
     
  13. craig588

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    I just got a 200 pack for around 65$ shipped with 200 free paper sleeves from http://www.supermediastore.com/. I didn't know it was a spectacular price, normally I'm paying like 40$ for 200 of any other brand DVDs. I guess technically it's a 25$ premium, but there's 200 free sleeves included.
     

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