DVD+R or DVD-R for backups?

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  1. Tranquil
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    Tranquil GBAtemp Regular

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    Can someone tell me which is one is better/most popular or just your own experiences with using both? Thanks.
     
  2. Valgreen

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    both work fine from my experience (dvd+r as long as you booktype correctly). however using dvd-r is jsut easier as you dont have to worry about booktyping ...
     
  3. TroyTheZombie

    TroyTheZombie GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    -R.

    and brand matters too. I found that out the hard way when burning no more heroes.

    If you can find em, use Taiyo Yuden DVDs. They work flawlessly. I know newegg sells em.
     
  4. kedest

    kedest GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I can use TDK DVD+R on both hard- and softmodded Wii's just fine. And I don't think I'm bookmarking them, I never set such an option
     
  5. djtaz

    djtaz PM's Full - Wadder Me

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    Take a look in the stickies at the issues and answers threads first post - theres a few bits on it - basically dvd-r are safer but both work.
     
  6. maduin

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    verbatim and maxell brand 16x dvd-r works flawless for me. But that's all in the past now with the USB Loader being a perfect replacement to burning games.
     
  7. mcj

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    Congratulations for being the 1 Billionth person to start a topic on this subject. Because it's not bogged down enough here .....
     
  8. Fat Cow

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    From my experience Taiyo Yuden DVD-R (TYG-02 and 03) is the best for Wii, Verbatim DVD+R (MCC004) is another top tier media in general but my Wii's drive simply won't read them properly even with booktype set to -R.
     
  9. air2004

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    the cheapest media is best , I have used for different kinds and they all work , my wii will only read -r disks , if your using +r media just change the book type to -r
     
  10. cojiro

    cojiro GBAtemp Regular

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    guitar center carries TYG02 disks
    ask them for the Taiyo Yuden DVD-R
     
  11. Maurice10

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    For dual layer, you have to use +R. I tried -R but it didn't work.
     
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