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Dvd-r Media Question, Related to the G04 and G05 disks
Dvd-r Media Question, Related to the G04 and G05 disks –
Hi all, I just finised my batch of G05's and looking to purchase some more dvd-r's.
I heard that the G04 and G05 line of discs are being dropped because of inadequate and faulty production/design. I also heard that these discs will cease to function 1yr from now without scratching, just from advanced degradation.
Has anyone heard about this? Is this true?
If so, does anyone have any other recommendations for dvd-r's?
I bought a heap of GO5's and while they work they are a bit touchy on some games and a little slow loading. Got a few beer coasters out of them. Then I bought some IMATION DVD-R 8X and have not had a problem since. Not one coaster very fast loading times and I'm very happy with them.
Hope this helps. Cleo
i know GO4 are hard to find and that GO5 is not any better media than the GO4. i used to use ritek GO4 until they became hard to find now i use either TY or Verbatim and every now and then i will order some prodisc media. i have never use GO5 but i have heard lots to good and bad things.
Ritek have definitely taken a dive in quality with the G05. Lot's of mixed results with them. They may be starting to phase out the G05 in favor of the 16x media. As mentioned elsewhere, I really recommend Taiyo Yuden. @ronetone, I don't recommend Prodisc media.
whats wrong with prodisc media it uses MCC which is the same as verbatim media. MCC is one of the best you can get
Whoa there buddy, big difference between Prodisc media and Prodisc made MCC. Prodisc ARE NOT MCC. The deal is that Verbatim outsources to CMC Magnetics and Prodisc to produce their media for them but Verbatim insists that they use the Mitsubishi Chemicals dyes/quality standards. So the only connection that MCC has to Prodisc are the fact that they happen to be made at their factories, nothing more. Regular Prodisc are a whole different ball game.
I found the early batches of G05's to be great, but I can DEFINITELY tell you that the quality has taken a nose dive over the last couple of months. Results have been very mixed lately. I recently launched 3/4 of a 50 spindle batch in the bin, due to very mixed results.
Hi all! New to these forums. Got here b/c I was searching for info on both mod chip choice, best way to burn ps2 games, and modding ps2 to run linux. I think I found the right place. Very nice forums.
Anyways, for normal PC data backup, I never use anything other than Verbatim MCC03 and MCC04 media. Although they're CMC outsourced (at least the MCC03s since they're from Taiwan, which still uses MCC tech), I have never had any coaster after going through 2 50-discs spindles. Simply great media. I have a 50 discs spindle of HP 8x dvds made by CMC (MID CMC MAG E01 i think)... with the latest firmware for both my LG 4120B and Pioneer 109, I got 4 consecutive death. Like how crappy is that...
The only thing about TY... their discs are great but there are so many fakes... you need a trustable source.
Anyways, if your TY supply dies, just go for Verbatims. They're just as good.
Having that said, I was wondering if someone can give me a simple answer. I've read that PS2 likes DVD-Rs more than +Rs. Is that true? Which is the better media for PS2? I've never used -Rs since I like the ability to set booktype.
Yes, it likes dvd-r's better.. i use verbatims and they work perfect...
Originally Posted by Shion Uzuki
v7 NTSC PS2 Duo2 SE
Originally Posted by Shion Uzuki
There are ways to ensure that you get authentic TY. If you live in the US, just order from rima.com as they won't touch anything but authentic TY. In addition all of the reported fakes are in fact cheap generic media (ie Hyundai, Matrix, Sonic, Infosmart, Lynkyo, ect.) that "shows" The basic Taiyo Yuden media ID when probed by basic manufacturer ID software. When people stick to the media actually being advertised as Taiyo Yuden rather than some cheap label that claims the TY media ID code then they end up being fine. I agree though that Verbatims are a good alternative if you live in a country where TY media is rare or spendy. I disagree though that the Verbatims are just as good. As a whole Verbatim sticks to quality manufacturers/standards (ie MCC/MKM Mitsubishi Chemicals) but like most name brand media they can switch out manufacturers at any time. In fact some lines of Verbatim are actually CMC Mag (not MCC dyes made by CMC Mag) and they certainly aren't as good. Taiyo Yuden on the other hand always has been a quality manufacturer and you never have to worry about them outsourcing to someone else. Anyways, as a whole PS2s like DVD-R more than DVD+R (even with the booktype set to DVD-ROM). However most newer version PS2s will read quality discs of both formats.