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Is Verbatim Really Better Than Memorex?


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#1 digitalman42

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 03:21 AM

Memorex is cheaper, iv'e never had a problem with them, but then again iv'e never wanted to do dual layer until now? is there a difference?

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 07:47 PM

In my experience, Verbatims are the way to go, I've coastered maybe 3 out of 100. Memorex have been pretty good to me also, I've coastered maybe 2 or 3 out of 50. hope that helps.

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 07:59 PM

i feel confident when using verbatim cuz i know my xbox 360 laser is reading the best media so hopefully it will last longer.

this is from an experience wit ps2 lasers wink.gif

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 08:16 PM

This is not hacking or technical so it goes in general

#5 digitalman42

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 08:48 PM

Well I thought reading backups wasn't bad for the laser anyways??? I mean the laser runs at the same power regardless. I had my xbox1 for about 3 years with my sammy drive, read backups all the time no problems till this day... Are you saying the laser will go bad quicker with a backup..

#6 LivHard

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 08:53 PM

Memorex were good dvds.. personally, everything i throw at my xbox gets read.. I just get whats on sale lol..

This time around I have some Phillips 16x dvd-r's.. andthey work good..tongue.gif

RoX0or On!

Whats this about media affecting lazers ?... Since when does that come into factor lol.. If you have a hard time readings discs.. its your drive not the media you throw at it.. i think that a dvd-r is a dvd-r and a thompson drive is not a samsung drive !

Edited by LivHard, 15 June 2006 - 08:57 PM.


#7 as905

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 10:53 PM

yes i agree thompson is not samsung & samsung is not philips but the quality of the media discs you use make a lot of diffrence.

from experience i tell ya media discs quality does affect the laser of your drive,also the speed you burn them in & verbatim is the best media there is to use for burning back ups if you really want best all around performance.

the choice is urs if u wanna use other brands like mirror or ritek...etc all cool all work .


#8 sinshixxi

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 02:49 AM

using Memorex since Verbatim is too expensive in my city (Montreal, Canada). Verbatim around $4cdn each, and Memorex only like $1.6cdn each in Bestbuy (15spindle on special)

no coaster so far burnt 7games with LG H10N, but the only thing I wanna concern is that I feel the console has some vibration while the disc reading. Dunno which disc is more stable in reading (less vibration i mean)?

Edited by sinshixxi, 16 June 2006 - 02:50 AM.


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Posted 18 June 2006 - 07:09 AM

verbatim and memorex are just names...they are not necessarily the makers of the media. use dvdinfo to get the media id to see who actully makes the media for them then head over to cdfreaks and see if that media sucks.

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 01:19 PM

i found memorox dvds horrible, they stop working after a few months, i say get verbataim

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 11:37 PM

QUOTE(fozey @ Jun 18 2006, 01:26 PM) View Post

i found memorox dvds horrible, they stop working after a few months, i say get verbataim

This topic is talking DVD+R DL media with Xbox360 game. There's no xbox360 backup before "few months". Please specify what's not working on Memorex with your burner. What type of DVD disc and what type of data you burnt before few months.

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 12:47 AM

best media but most expensive you can use is Taiyo Yuden

also

use

DVDinfopro to tell us what kind of media that works with the 360. Copy and paste the media code in this thread.

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 01:01 AM

In general all homemade burned discs are bad for your drives. It has something to do with the disc's spinning too close to the laser. I can't remember if its related to the dye that comes on store bought discs or just the way they're manufactured in general.

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 08:58 PM

QUOTE(ikecomp @ Jun 18 2006, 08:08 PM) View Post

In general all homemade burned discs are bad for your drives. It has something to do with the disc's spinning too close to the laser. I can't remember if its related to the dye that comes on store bought discs or just the way they're manufactured in general.


Sounds like you work for hollywood.

Not saying it not true. Just never heard of a player failing due to it.

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 09:18 PM

QUOTE(Gators2001 @ Jun 23 2006, 03:05 PM) View Post

Sounds like you work for hollywood.

Not saying it not true. Just never heard of a player failing due to it.

PSTwo lasers burn out all the time from backups.




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