The Very Best Media.
Posted 19 August 2004 - 06:01 PM
Also, what is making the noise when a Dvd backup is being read? Is it something a replacement Dvd drive will fix? Or is it media related?A combination of both? Is it the laser itself, or the in the PS2's case, the laser head moving up and down the rail. As my quote indicates, would oiling that spar help?
Here is a post I made on PS2-Scene.org, because I also want the best DVD media for my PS2.
|I have a v7, PS2 with a Messiah 1.33b. I used TDK DVD-R for a long time, and now I'm using Ritek G04 DVD-R. I think both are very good for DVD backup.|
For CD backup I use TDK cds. However, with my PS2 I do expierence a lot of read noise. Nothing extreme, but still annoying, and louder than originals.
A thing about dvd and cd media. I still have yet to find the absolute report, on the absolute best media for the Xbox(DVD-R)/PS2(DVD-R)/PS1 (CD-R) games. Some say Verbatim, but doesn't it all boil down to reflectivity. Also, a lot of people swear by Ritek, for the Xbox. Is there a chart that shows the reflectivity of all medias? What's the reflectivity of Tdk/Ritek/Verbatim/Taiyo Yuden etc?
What exactly causes read noise? Is it the laser head, going up and down the rail? Or is it something else? If this was the case, wouldn't just oiling up the rail make the noises disappear?
I have had my PS2 since approx winter 2002. I have been playing backups using the above media, since then.
Basically, I want to get rid of read noise. How do I do that?
I am also pondering the question of getting a new ps2 laser. At 43$ for a new one, I don't know. That is a third of a new console.
I did make some pot adjustments briefly a while back, along with cog adjustments to try fix red screens. However the red screens were the previous chip and not the ps2 laser, so I set ps2 laser back to it's original settings.
How does one get rid of read noise? Same goes for Xbox. What causes back up read noise there. I have a replacement Thomson drive, and am debating whether to put it in.
I do not want to hear, my dvd backup. I've completed some of the quest by starting to use optimized backups, with XDVDFS_TOOLS. This helps some too. Who expierences DVD read noise? Is it the Thomson drive? ??? Many questions.
"Quiet Down" Worms 3d (PS2) (Dvd Decryptor) (1x) (Ritek G04)
Full Spectrum Warrior (Xbox) (XDVDFS Tools/XDVDFS_MAKER/XDVDFS_Umper) (1x) (Dvd Decryptor Burn)
I can't stand it, when I can hear a game streaming in the middle of a mission as Full Spec and Worms do.
Oh Yeah, I have a 1.0 Xbox, Thomson Drive. I have a brand new factory direct Thomson sitting next to me here, but I haven't put it in yet. I want to clear this up first.
I guess I better sum up the questions
1.Which DVD-R's have the very best quality ?(Reflectivity?)(Mimic pressed discs the very best.)
2.Also, what is making the noise when a Dvd backup is being read? How can I fix this? New laser/drive? Media? Backup procedure?
3. Oh, yeah, for PS2/PS1 Cd based, I know this is Xbox-Scene, What CD-R's have the very best quality? (Reflecitvity?)
Edited by ncasebee, 19 August 2004 - 06:18 PM.
Posted 19 August 2004 - 06:55 PM
2. The noise can depend on a few things, dust in the lense is a big cause. The speed which the disc was burnt is another factor. On ps2 some folks get better read times from 2x burnt discs and others report 24x burnt discs work well. If anything give your drive a good cleaning. Or consider getting a samsung drive.
3.cd-r media is basically the same as dvd-r media when it comes to manufacturing. I've used riteks for years and verbatims are usually made better than the dvd-r counterpart. Fujifilm uses Taiyo Yuden dye sometimes.
You know who the good manufacturers are already as you seem to have them listed. Except for TDK......they seem to always use CMC dye, which is just crap.
Posted 19 August 2004 - 10:28 PM
Posted 19 August 2004 - 11:55 PM
If you want your xbox to be quiet, not just the backup/laser, why are you still using a v1.0? It is MUCH louder than the later revisions.
Posted 20 August 2004 - 01:15 AM
I guess the same goes for cd media. Verbatim/Taiyo Yuden.
I'm not trying to achieve compatibility, I'm trying to achieve silence. However, I guess they are all interconnected.
Just ordered the ones you suggested, have been eyeing those for some time. I'll see what the very best media has to offer, noise level wise. Hopefully, I won't be able to hear them. Please!!! Please!!!!! Wouldn't it be sweet if they were as quiet as originals. They are the best right. I've done a little research too, and Taiyo Yuden is apparently of extremely high quality. I guess I'll see.
Next, I have to decide on CD-R media.(I know this is PS2 related, but.)
I guess it's verbatim(DataLifePlus) or Taiyo Yuden. Which will it be? Or is there another. I am looking for "The Very Best". In terms of quality/sound.
New titile for this forum. "The Very Best."
Edited by ncasebee, 20 August 2004 - 02:18 AM.
Posted 20 August 2004 - 07:30 AM
Edited by jesterrace777, 20 August 2004 - 07:30 AM.
Posted 20 August 2004 - 09:27 AM
i have tried heaps of other types of media but these are extremely quite and pretty cheap when found on sale.
I recomend verbatim data life plus dvd-r all the way
The quality is also very good, not one has frze or not worked for me yet
Edited by eminvil_12, 20 August 2004 - 09:29 AM.
Posted 20 August 2004 - 09:38 AM
Posted 20 August 2004 - 03:55 PM
I think I might go down to staples and get some FujiFilm, if what your saying is true, if Taiyo Yuden is guaranteed on Fujifilm, and that die is the very best. Then I don't have to wait.
Posted 20 August 2004 - 04:44 PM
|QUOTE (truefate @ Aug 20 2004, 02:41 AM)|
|my friend uses TDK and has never had an issue. as a matter of fact thats what we used to flash his bios and install evox. maybe we got lucky but he has been using them and only them for some time with not one issue and he is running a thompsons crap dirve :}|
I've used TDK. They worked great (spindle of 100) until the last 20. All of the last 20 failed. TDK's quality varies a LOT!
Posted 20 August 2004 - 06:33 PM
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