I've got a V.4 PS2 with a messiah 2 pro, and a pioneer dvr-105 with 1.30 firmware. Atm, i've got "datawrite red top classic 4x speed" media, and although better than my last cheapo media, they still don't perform as well as i would like.
I backed up gta:vice city and the results aren't pretty....it takes over 10 mins to load, and the PS2 takes ages just to recognise the disk in the first place (probably also due to the fact I have a v.4 ps2). I've used Recordnow Max 4.5, making an image at the 'min' speed and writing to the media at 1x.
I know results the same as the original are virtually impossible to acheive, but I'd like it to load faster, and if people with v.4's could say what media they use that give good, clean, smooth, quick results, that would be great.
I've heard Ritek G04's are good, along with verbatim and tdk, but are they much better than the ones I'm using?