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What is the best quality DVD media?

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The best quality DVD media

1ST CLASS MEDIA

Almost flawless burns with 95-100% reliable results:

TAIYOYUDEN, YUDEN, TYG01, TYG02 = Taiyo Yuden = (-R)(+R) ... be aware of fakes

MXLRG01, MXLRG02 = Maxell = (-R)(-RW) ... be aware of fakes

MCC = Mitsubishi Chemicals = (-R)(-RW)(+R)(+RW)

TDKG02, TTG01 = TDK Corp = (-R)(-RW) ... be aware of fakes

2ND CLASS MEDIA

Decent discs, though not perfect, about 80-95% success rate:

PRODISC = Prodisc Media = (-R)(+R)

INFODISC = Infodisc Media = (+RW)

SONYD04 = Sony = (-R) ... be aware of fakes

RICOHJPN = Ritek or Ricoh = (+R)(+RW)

RITEK = Ritek = (+R)(-R)(-RW)(+RW)

OPTODISC = Optodisc = (-R)

FUJIFILM = Fuji = (-R)(+R)

3RD CLASS MEDIA

Quality can be very questionable, about 50-80% success rate:

LEADDATA, LD01, LD, LEDA = Lead Data = (-R)(-RW)

BEALL = Samsung BeAll = (-R)(+R)

MBI = Moser Beaur (India) = (-R)(+R)(+RW)

PRINCO, fake TDK = Princo = (-R)(-RW)

ONIDTECH = Unknown OEM = (-R)

MUST = Unknown OEM = (-R)

GSC001, GSC002 = Unknown OEM = (-R)(+R)

4TH CLASS MEDIA

Pathetic garbage media, landfill material, about 0-50% success rate:

RITEKG01, RITEKG02 = Ritek = (-R)

CMC, CMCMAG = CMC Magnetics = (+R)(-R)

PIODATA, PIO = LeadData, Ritek = (-R) ... once sold as "Pioneer" but that's false

Fake SONY, MXL = Fake Sony/Maxell from Hong Kong OEM (Infosmart?) = (-R)

OPTODISC = Optodisc = (+R)(+RW)

AN31, AN32, ANWELL, AN30 = Hong Kong OEM (Infosmart?) = (-R)

INFOSMART = Hong Kong OEM = (-R)(+R)

VANGUARD = Unknown OEM = (-R)

YIJHAN = Hong Kong OEM = (-R)

MATRIX = Hong Kong OEM = (-R)

VDSPMS = Unknown OEM = (-R)(+R)

LONGTEN = Hong Kong OEM = (-R)

ANYTHING ELSE = Unknown OEM or NEW

New medias to watch for: MXLRG03

and to check if its a genuine or fake brand use DVDInfo Pro

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Hi Ideas,

This can be useful info,when buying CD DVD Disks.Thanks

VAN

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The best media for me is whatever actually *works* on the target device :)

Where did you get this analysis?

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I've had decent results with a box of Philips +R media. Not sure of the specific model, but the closest I can find says it's a DR4S8B25F/17 made in Taiwan.

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World class best media are Verbatim DVDs. (Manufactured by MCC)

I have 4 Pioneer DVR-212Ds in my box with over 2,000 DVD burns per year to prove it.

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I don't see TraxData in your list. I must have burned over 500 discs over last few months, only 2 or 3 flopped (IIRC :huh: )

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Hi, I certainly agree with you. Your advice is really very helpful for us.

Thanks a lot!

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Hummm... I bought some Windata DVD-r's from Micro Center. The DVD Info program says they are:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:TYG02]
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Disc & Book Type : [DVD-R] - [DVD-R]
Manufacturer Name : [Taiyo Yuden Co. Ltd.]
Manufacturer ID : [TYG02]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,298,496 Sectors = 4.71 GB (4.38 GiB)]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
[ DVD Identifier V5.0.1 - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

and thus they are good quality. However, my real world experience tells me they are crap as I had backed up a lot of data on these and now they are no longer readable.

I have stopped using them except to burn something and give to other people.

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I use fake maxell dvds and cds.Those are cheapest available but are a bit poor quality

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