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Dual Layer DVDs

Postby bayswater » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:54 pm

Can anyone recommend a brand of dual layer DVDs? I have tried a couple of batches and get a very large proportion that fail to verify. The same drives burners have no problems with single layer. I'd like to put a few of the things I've bought that are only available as downloads on DVDs.
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Re: Dual Layer DVDs

Postby cuttime » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:38 pm

IMHO, Taiyo Yuden media have always worked best for me, though burning disks has always been a black art.
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Re: Dual Layer DVDs

Postby mikehalloran » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:52 am

Verbatim Datalife (Mitsubishi) has always worked well for me.
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Re: Dual Layer DVDs

Postby bayswater » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:10 am

Thanks Mike, I've seen those around. Cuttime, when I look for Taiyo Yuden it takes me to JVC. Is it the same thing?
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Re: Dual Layer DVDs

Postby mikehalloran » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:20 am

The feature that attracted me to Datalife in the first place was a layer of plastic on top of the data layer. This allowed me to write on it with a Sharpie or Magic Marker instead of a specialized pen - also reduced the possibility of scratching it.

They cost a few cents more but I tended to stick with them as they never gave me problems unlike certain other brands.

About a year ago or so, I had to do recovery on many old disks I recorded onto Kodak media in the 1990s. All of it was bad and many were unrecoverable. Fortunately, almost none of it was important. So much for the guarantee. I have some Verbatim media going that far back and have had no similar issues.
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Re: Dual Layer DVDs

Postby cuttime » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:58 pm

bayswater wrote:Thanks Mike, I've seen those around. Cuttime, when I look for Taiyo Yuden it takes me to JVC. Is it the same thing?


That appears to be the case these days.
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