Finally! Affordable DL Media!

I’ve got quite a collection of video stuff that I’ve put together over the last two or three years. There’s so much of it that it’s filled just about almost one hundred gigabytes of my two hundred and fifty gigabyte hard drive. That’s quite a bit of video.

The problem is that, because of the way that I want to make this stuff into DVD’s, I *NEED* to use dual layer media to do the job. Single layer disks are only good for just a little over four gigabytes of storage and I’m needing to put at least eight gigabytes on each disk. The problem is that up until now, I haven’t been able to find dual layer media on sale at an affordable price to allow me to get enough disks (allowing for the occasional coaster that happens no matter how good the disks, device and burning software are) to do the job.

8x Double Layer MediaNow however, I’ve *FINALLY* managed to find a supply of 8x Double Layer Media in a decent quantity AND at an affordable price. Not only that, but it’s not just some el-cheapo off brand, its Memorex, which is one of my favorite brands of storage media and the one I trust the most.

This means that I’ll finally be able to get those DVD’s burned and once they are confirmed to work, clear the source files off of my hard drive and free up some very badly needed space.

[Tags]video, dvd, dual layer[/tags]

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2 thoughts on “Finally! Affordable DL Media!”

  1. Memorex DL media is usually produced by Ritek, which also happens to produce media for most other brands (look for “Made in Taiwan”.) It also has the problem of low reflectivity, and thus very poor quality. There’s a reason it’s affordable – whatever you use it with will end up with a fried laser in short order. Some devices will completely refuse to read them at all. If used for video, you can expect quality issues. Memorex DL discs are exactly that ‘el-cheapo’ you speak of.

    You get what you pay for. I’ve never once burned a coaster (out of several hundred) using Verbatim discs made in Singapore.

  2. That’s your experience. Mine is that I’ve never yet made a coaster with Memorex and *every* dvd I’ve burned on Memorex media still works. No laser problems either.

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