how common are disk read errors?

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  1. modshroom128
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    modshroom128 GBAtemp Maniac

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    how common are disk read errors?

    will i encounter one if im playing for +2 hours on a wiikey???
     
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    if you're playing on a wiikey, you dont need to worry. DRE's dont exsist on a wiikey
     
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    Except with terrible media.
     
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    ^ Good point. Just buy some verbatim-r they're good media and cheap too. You can pick up 50 for £14.50 including P+P
     
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    I use Verbatim DVD-Rs and got DREs when I tried to burn at a low speed (2x). Now I burn at 4x and get zero DREs.

    I am using a Wiinja v2.
     
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    One thing to keep in mind is the discs optimum burning profile isnt usually designed with the slowest burning speed in mind, which could increase PI/PO errors, which is probably one cause of DRE's (without scanning media that causes DRE's I couldnt be certain, but its plausible).
     
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    If by DREs you mean the media just doesn't work, I get them even with store-bought Gamecube games.. Once I clean the discs, though, they work fine..

    Can't wait to play backups since my kids never grasped the "don't scratch/fingerprint this shiny surface" concept..

    -Matthew
     
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    Its all dependent on the media, I have cyclowiz and when I first got it I was getting all kinds of read errors. This was because I was using Ritek dvd-r discs. I went out and got some high quality discs and they went away completely. I now have 16 burnt games and absolutely zero read errors. I am using Maxell HighGrade DVD-R discs. I didn't expect them to work, as I am not a fan of maxell but they work perfectly for me.

    Other mod chips out atm have even better reading then the cyclowiz (pre-update) so I would assume good media on them works just as well. Which means zero DRE's
     
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    I installed a Wiinja V1 yesterday, and have received 0 DREs. Played Monkey Ball, Sonic, Trauma Center, Elebits, Wing Island, Wario Ware and Wii Play. Burned at 8-16x on Memorex (RitekF1) DVD-R using Disk Utility on OS X.
     
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    I'd like to highly reccomend Taiyo Yuden DVD media, very good quality. A little pricy compared to other brands, but they are really unmatched. I really like the white printable DVD+Rs :-)
     
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    what about Taiyo Yuden brand dvd-r?

    i heard that they are proffesional quality like verbatims
     
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    All Taiyo Yuden media is high quality, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD+DL, CD-R, in printable and non-printable varieties.

    Occasionally I'd imagine you'd get a bad burn or bad batch, but I havent had a bad burn since switching to TY (i used to use whatever was cheapest).