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Avoid buying local office DVD medias?

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  1. iKwak

    iKwak Thread Starter

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    Is there any reason to avoid DVD media branded by Staples, Office Depot, and etc.?
    This will be my first set that I am buying.
     
  2. brite750

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    Don't know about DVD media, but never had a problem with cd-r/rw media.
     
  3. HappyHacker

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    I have been using Viking CD-R's and DVD-R's for a while now and have had no problem. I am using about 100 a month for backups, updates, music and other misc junk.
     
  4. Skivvywaver

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    I have some office depot cdrw that have been great except they are 4x.:) I have some cds that I bought that you honestly couldn't tell 1 side from the other but they worked great.
    The only CDs I have ever bought that were no good, get this. Memorex?? I still use Memorex but I got a spool with about 1/3 of them worthless.
     
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    My understanding is that really aren't that many companies that make DVD media but that most are just re-labelled and sold under different names. If thats true then a "Staples" DVD could be the same as a Memorex DVD.

    I agree that Memorex CD-RW's should be avoided, I've yet to use a Memorex CD-RW more then once without a problem.
     
  6. Skivvywaver

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    Is it live? Or is it in the trash can? :)
     
  7. brite750

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    Memorex are not good??? they use to make good mag tape, oh well. I use Imation alot but mosty because they seem to be on sale when I run out. Don't you just love those disk that look the same on both sides, my job buys those and it drives me nuts, those are for when your using silkscreen or custom labels or something.
     
  8. brite750

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    Is it live or is it a drink coaster, or tree orniment, cat toy???
     
  9. Skivvywaver

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    I have had no trouble with memorex CDRs, but the CDRWs I have are about 33% bad. You can write to these ones once and after that the 1/3 rule comes into effect. Once they are erased the second write fails. That is why I didn't take them back. :) By the time I realized they were bad it was too late. LOL
     
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    Now you guys tell me ;) No wonder I am having trouble with the memorex I have. I had been saving my three memorex for something special and when I decided to download and burn Fedora 1 of the three didn't work. All that download time went to waste! :eek:
     
  11. Skivvywaver

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    I had a 50 spool of them Steve. I might have 30 left. I am afraid to erase them and do anything with them really. The failure rate on them has been high. The ones from office depot have been written to many many times without 1 loss. Weird.
     
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    Yeah I bought a spool of 100 HI-VAL from office depot for $10 a long while back and have not had a problem with any of them. I have about 20 left. ;)
     
  13. iKwak

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    Sorry. I mean DVD-R and DVD+ medias.
    Anyone with past experience?
     
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    They can be manufactured by a few different makers. Memorex, Verbatim, Imation etc. brand other's discs.

    Most folks have good luck with Ritek/RIDATA G04's (4X). Try them if they work well stay with them.

    You can buy them here:

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=17-132-342&depa=0
     
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