Memorex DVD+R on Wiikey?

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  1. modmanwii
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    accidentally bought a spindle of memorex today

    anyone know if they are ok to use before i open them?

    i prefer 16x, anyone have any success stories?
     
  2. kai445

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    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/417221

    Summary: If you want discs that work now, they're probably fine. If you want them to work a year from now, you might want to return them ;-).
     
  3. modmanwii
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    hmm, but for the time being, they wont product DRE?
     
  4. bttfpromo

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    FYI, Kai



    Memorex recently switched to RITEK dye. Are you going to tell me that sucks?
     
  5. mustnap

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    I used memorex for a lot of my backups.. no DRE or coasters yet..

    here is the info about my Memorex discs

    Memorex DVD+R 16x

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    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]
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    [ DVD Identifier V5.0.1 - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]
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  6. modmanwii
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    well, i feel a little better than...
     
  7. Azimuth

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    i have some experience with memorex and they suck
    I bought a spindle about 6 months ago for ps2 backups, they worked for 2-3 days then just died on me. They may have improved after switching to the RITEK dye, but to be on the safe side i always use verbatims
     
  8. Nestea80

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    Does anyone know if using rewritable media (DVD+RW) for Wii games is safe? Like, will the games last for a shorter period of time? Will the games play just as good? Anyone had good luck/bad luck with rewritables?
     
  9. avatarx

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    I bought a Sony 15-disks DVD+RW on a spindle for $12 from Walmart and they work fine.
     
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  11. StacMaster-S

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    I just started using Memorex DVD-R's and they're working fine. Better than the Staples DVD-R's I had before.

    I've never heard of burned DVD's working less effectively over time... is that really true?
     
  12. maxlifan

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    Ya the memorex discs work fine now. They switched dyes at the begining of 2006 to a RITEK dye which is like 100X better then their old crappy dye. Not a Memorex fan or anything but u get the best cheap deal from theses discs. As long as your disc says Memorex 2006 your fine because it's the new dye but if it says something else like 2005 return right alway because the old discs were CRAP and would break in days!
     
  13. modmanwii
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    where does it say the date? i threw my packaging away [​IMG]
     
  14. StacMaster-S

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    Looks like mine were made in 2006, so hopefully I won't have any problems.

    You can find the date on the spindle wrapper... think that's the only place it's marked.
     
  15. modmanwii
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    wouldnt you think its safe to assume if your buying the discsi n 2007 that they were produced sometime in 2006? 2005 was al ong time ago..
     
  16. JesterDev

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    I'm using memorex dvd-r's and have had no problems at all. Then again I've always used cheap media for just about everything and have yet to run into a problem. I never really cared much for which is better, just so long as they work.

    I heard the same stories about media for DC games also. I used no-name white CD's way back then and they still work today.