Well, I know the Ritek DVD-R discs (DRD-47-4X-RDSM) burn fine at 4X in the Lite-On 851S with the latest firmware and then play in a Toshiba SD-4800 DVD player with no problems. Now this was only one movie I backed up (The Matrix), but it worked!
Also, I backed up The Matrix Reloaded and it worked as well.
Crap, upon closer inspection, I looked at the plastic top thing for these discs without a spindle and it said "MADE IN TAIWAN". I was under the false impression that these were Made in Japan. Oh well, they gotta be better than the TDKs, Maxells and other crap sold at BestBuy and other stores, right? I didn't post the graph of the Nero CD/DVD Speed results, but here's the rest of the results:
WRITTEN on DISC cover plastic thing:
MADE IN TAIWAN (engraved in plastic mostly under label)
WRITTEN on DISC:
1-0-0-0 S:LITE-ON DVDRW LDW-851S GS0H
Drive Type = DVD Dual
Disc Type = DVD-R (Single Layer)
Disc MID = 52 49 54 45 4B 47 (RITEKG)
Disc TID = 30 34 00 00 00 00 (04....)
Nominal Capacity = 4.38 GB
Manufacturer Maybe = RiTEK Corporation
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 4.0X (Write)
NERO CD/DVD SPEED RESULTS:
Speed: 4X CLV (3.96X average)
Elapsed Time: 15.06
Note >> the graph makes a nice curve that dips down to just below 2X and then back up if this helps at all.
I just searched and I think this is the media I have:
http://www.videohelp.com/dvdmedia.php?s ... 0#comments
So, what's the verdict on these discs? Are they any good?
SKAARJMASTERDUO: WinXPSP3,C2D E8600,Gigabyte EP45-UD3P,4GB RAM,Nvidia GTX-280,Pioneer DVR-216D,BenQ DW1655,Asus E818A3T.
DRAGONSLAYER (bye): WinXPSP3,P4 3.2,Asus P4800-Deluxe,3GB RAM,Radeon 9800Pro 256MB,LG GH22LP20,Asus E616P3,Lite-On LTR-52327S.