LightScribe DVD-R DL media?

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  1. MaHe
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    Since C4EVA released iExtreme for BenQ-drive based XBOX360 units, I've decided to flash mine (simply because I can't afford Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed and Mass Effect, which are all coming in November), and finally got myself a DVD DL burner today. I'm still in a search of a compatible PCI SATA card though (by the way, does anyone have a list of VIA chipsets that work and card that have those chipsets?), since my local store doesn't have any. [​IMG]

    But the main question is - I tried hard, but couldn't find a single media that would fit these three categories:

    - supports LightScribe (I prefer a nice look, but not too much complication -> LightScribe is the perfect combination between the printed DVDs and Sharpie'd DVDs [​IMG] );
    - is a double-layered DVD;
    - has a quality trademark (Verbatim; are there any other good marks, TDK perhaps?);

    I tried Google Product Search, but I couldn't find anything. Can you help me?
     
  2. Armadillo

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    DL lightscribe media is not made. You have printable surface or normal , thats it.
    Any via chipset should work to flash the drive without having to solder. Most cards seem to use either the 6421A chipset which work or the 6421L chipset , which also works. Nforce SATA controllers also work to flash without having to solder , so if you have a nforce chipset and sata controller , you won't have to buy anything.
    As for DL media , Verbatim , nothing else is worth bothering with. Just make sure to get the made in singapore ones and not the made in india ones.

    Oh and dunno if it was a typo in the title , but you want dvd+r , not -r.
     
  3. MaHe
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    Hmm, DVD+R is necessary?
     
  4. Armadillo

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    Yes , you have to use +R. 360 games have a custom layerbreak , -r has a fixed one that can't be changed. So have to use +R.
    Besides that -r dl are just not very good anyway.
     
  5. jumpman17

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    Eww... LightScribe? Those things are such useless over-priced discs.
     
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    Imgburn or clone cd. I prefer imgburn.

    Card should work , application to flash supports all via chipsets. Can't 100% confirm though as most people seem to use a 6421 chipset , but I can't see why the 6420 wouldn't work.
     
  8. MaHe
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    Thanks. I've found a decent 6421A card that's confirmed to work.
    Thanks again for your answers! I'm flashing in seven days.
    Can't wait for Assassin's Creed. [​IMG]