What media to use???
I have a brand new v12.1 PS2 Slimline with a modchip.
Because I have some really old backups from like 1999 and all sorts of different types of discs, I wanted rebackup all of them all onto brand new TDK media @ 2x write speed.
My question is what should I use? DVD-R, DVD+R, what? I never backup to RW's but I will only if they will be easier to read by the PS2 which I doubt.
Also should I backup my PSX games to DVD or just put them onto a TDK CD-R? Does the PS2 read DVD discs better than CD's?
I'm only concerned with making it less work for my PS2 to read the discs.
EDIT: Oh and what about the black media like what the PSX used? I've got half a dozen games backed up on those. They are the oldest, I remember having to order them from Germany in like 1998/99. Is the black easier to read or is there no purpose to them at all?
i am not an expert or n e thing, but the ps2 should have no problems reading dvd-r or dvd+r, but i suggest dvd+r cuz thats what alotta ppl prefer. also, if u know about booktype setting or stuff, u can change the booktype of a dvd+r to dvd-rom that a ps2 should definitely read (cuz all original games a dvd-roms). from logical reasoning, black bottomed cds just use a different dye thats just black. i guess its just an appearance thing, but i dont believe it does anything. im not sure y u would want to backup psx games on dvds cuz thats just a waste of so much space, so just put them on quality cdrs. if u want to prolong the life of your ps2 laser and make it easier for it to read media, u want to have quality dvds and cdrs. alotta people like taiyo yuden and ricohs. they r a popular lot for many people. for more info, goto this site:
it has everything u would want to know about burning stuff. good luck ;)
Although dvd-r is the best becuase most ps2s can read it better than dvd+r. I would go with ritek g04 or verbatim.
Arrrrrrr, this is the all time most popular question, so it is. Personally I use verbatim disks only. But if'n ye do a search you'll find countless posts on this. So read my brother read.
I use Taiyo Yuden discs exclusively. Burned hundreds without a single coaster. My NEC 3500 drive will burn the 8X TY discs @ 16X. Although TY are not that common in a store, there is a simple work around. Japanese made FujiFilm discs ARE Taiyo Yuden and Best Buy seems to be always selling the Fuji's for retarded cheap. Just last week you could get a spool of 25 8X for $9...I buy hundreds when they do that. Stay away from Taiwanese Fuji's as they are Prodisc and aren't near as good as Taiyo Yuden for the same price.
I use +R mostly, but as long as they are TY, I don't care, the PS2 reads them both, as does all of my DVD players (for movies).
I have no experience with +or- RW, as I don't see the point in using them. And if you ever go with the DL discs, I believe your only option is +R anyway (for now).
One more thing, +R has the added advantage of bitsetting (forcing the booktype) which is not possible (just rumors now) with -R.
this tells it all DVD Media :shhh:
im sorry but that guide says that TDK is a first class disc but i have never had anything but problems with TDK (both cd-r and dvd -r/+r). i have never had a problem with sony dvd -r, verbatim dvd -r/+r, or fujifilm dvd -r. but then again the ps2 is touchy and is different for everyone
stick to ritek tdk or verbatim. -R if you can
Being in Korea, it's actually difficult to find good CD-Rs. Most of the country is filled with these disgusting low-quality no-namers. Samsung and Verbatim CD-Rs just wouldn't work. But for some reason Melody CD-Rs are great. There are several different sub-brands so I just look for "Manufactured by Melody Group." Hard to find for me but reliable. Maybe 10% coasters... but my Nero's been a bitch lately.