Whats The Best DVD Media To Burn Backup Games?

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  1. need4speed
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    Hi there I am going to get some blank dvds tomorrow but don't know which brand to buy to burn my backup games with. Does anybody know which brand dvd I should get? Thanks.
     
  2. goober22

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    I switched to Taiko Yuden (TYs) discs years ago and have virtually no bad burns with them. I get the 8x versions (they burn at 12x if you want) because of the price and burn them at 4x speed. I do this for my xbox and wii and they are great. I also use them at 12x for movie backups.

    For DL media, I use Verbatims. They seem to be the most reliable DLs out there currently.
     
  3. xalphax

    xalphax Internet killed the Ponystar.

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    i use verbatims for all my backup needs, they work great and never failed on me even after years of use.
     
  4. need4speed
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    Thanks for the replys [​IMG]
     
  5. Sstew

    Sstew GBAtemp's Grim Reaper.

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    Verbatim DVD-R's or Sony DVD-R's both great brands.
     
  6. soybean84

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    I'm do exactly the same thing. Not sure if you by the printable disc or not, but I have the inkjet printable disc and print images directly on to the disc as well. Great stuff.
     
  7. Josh192

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    Personally I use Ritek G05 or Ridisc havent had a bad burn yet and no disc read errors [​IMG]
     
  8. djdynamite123

    djdynamite123 Master Of Hardcore!

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    yep GO5 Ice, top notch don't care what anyone says [​IMG]
     
  9. NosferatuZODD

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    I use Verbatim Lightscribe discs. Using the laser you can print high rez images directly onto the discs and the resulting image looks kind of like a hologram. Really cool.

    Nothing but good things to say about my experience using Verbatims.
     
  10. goober22

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    Yep, I do use the printable discs along with an Epson printer. I had a TERRIBLE experience with stick-on labels a few years ago and will never use them again! [​IMG] I also use Ritek printable CDs for music CDs and such and print on them as well. I used to use them for game discs but had a few issues so I switched to the TYs.
     
  11. el_loko

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    Dvd - R verbatim never fail in mi wii

    Also i recommend imgburn for burn disc.
     
  12. NeoDraven

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    You will never find better DVD media than genuine Japanese Taiyo Yudens. Ever. I have never once burned a coaster with a Taiyo Yuden, out of over 200 discs burned for PS2 and Wii.

    You can get a 100 pack from Supermediastore.com for under $30.
     
  13. Jytach

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    Er, I can't find any sony/verbatim dvds here in Brazil.

    I'm currently using Philips/LG disks, have to load the game a few times before it works. The data seems ok though, must be a problem with my burner.
     
  14. daveleebond

    daveleebond Newbie

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    Aone or Ritek minus's FFP's for me, never had a coaster yet, just burn at low speed in imgburn.
     
  15. thawkins1

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    Sony DVD-R or Maxell DVD-R
     
  16. zero66

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    memorex dvd-r
     
  17. oldmstnggt

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    Just thought I would post my findings.

    Comstar DVD-R 8X {On sale at wal-mart for $15.00 for a 100 pack)

    Burnt at 4x work good
     
  18. air2004

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    how many times will this question be asked
     
  19. CyberAxe

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    I use intenso brand disks for everything never had a single failed or unreadable disk plus they are cheap though harder to find these days it seems
     
  20. cracker

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    Verbatim! DVD+Rs seem better for Wii and GC but -Rs usually work ok too. For dual layer: Verbatim +Rs from Singapore, not India. They can be had off of ebay for about $1.50 a disc which is a helluva good deal.

    Also it should be noted that good media itself isn't always the weakest link. A good burner can be just as important. My older burners would have bad burns every now and then - sometimes with a disc only readable by the burner or another computer drive and other times not even able to get past a crc error on the burner itself. I got a Pioneer DVR-216D and it is an amazing drive. (On a side note it has allowed me to salvage old discs that were unreadable by all my other drives.)