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Where to get DVD+RW 8x media?

Postby MonsterMan on Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:40 pm

Only stuff at the local stores in 4x at best. Online, I've never even seen it.

I'd like a 3-pack or so...I don't use 'em often, but it would be nice to have around...
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Re: Where to get DVD+RW 8x media?

Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:03 pm

MonsterMan wrote:Only stuff at the local stores in 4x at best. Online, I've never even seen it.

I'd like a 3-pack or so...I don't use 'em often, but it would be nice to have around...


It's not available from Verbatim yet. Only the 6x DVD-RWs are. RiData has released theirs though I think, maybe try meritline or newegg?
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Postby bobmitchell on Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:50 am

I got a 5 pak of Memorex 8X at Fry's...9.99

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Postby ItalianJob on Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:57 pm

Got Philips DVD+RW 8X that are RicohJPN W21 inside from a german site : http://www.iwonatec.de/index.php?cPath=127_42
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Postby MonsterMan on Fri Mar 10, 2006 4:05 pm

Thanks! I'll do a little more poking around...too bad there's no Frys around here...oh well.
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Postby MadBurner on Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:25 pm

I picked up some Ridata 8X DVD+RW (RITEK008) and Ridata 6X DVD-RW (RITEKW06) from Supermediastore.com, but I have not had much luck with them on several of my burners.

Personally, I would stick with 4X.

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Re: Where to get DVD+RW 8x media?

Postby dodecahedron on Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:06 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:It's not available from Verbatim yet. Only the 6x DVD-RWs are.

i find this rather ludicrous.
what's the point of buying an 8x +RW capable drive if there's no Verbatim 8x +RW media ???
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Postby ItalianJob on Sun Mar 12, 2006 5:27 pm

MadBurner wrote:I picked up some Ridata 8X DVD+RW (RITEK008) and Ridata 6X DVD-RW (RITEKW06) from Supermediastore.com, but I have not had much luck with them on several of my burners.

Personally, I would stick with 4X.

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Postby MacClipper on Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:38 pm

The Ricoh W21 (original Ricoh branded) burns very nicely on my DW1640 and GSA-4163 and burn times are truly halved from 4x burns. Bought yet another 5 pc pack the other day from SLS, SG (of course).
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:34 pm

I saw 8x DVD+RW at Micro Center once... haven't seen it since. Go figure.
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Postby noycan on Sun Apr 02, 2006 10:26 pm

I was at my local MicroCenter store today, and they had the 8x DVD+RW Memorex (made in Taiwan) media. I have a Pioneer 110D and wondered if this media might write at 8x in this burner. I checked the Pioneer approved-media list, but it doesn't provide any information, and a search of VideoHelp didn't show any hits. I also couldn't find anything in the reviews of this burner.

Anyone tried this media in the 110D.

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Postby Ian on Sun Apr 02, 2006 10:34 pm

Pioneer's support for 8x DVD+RW media has always been poor. Last time I checked, Ricoh media was supported at 8x. If Memorex's media is made by Ritek (and it probably is), the drive writes to it at only 3.3x.

Edit: Verbatim seems to be supported at 8x finally. No mention of Ritek though.

http://wwwbsc.pioneer.co.jp/product-e/i ... st_139.pdf
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Postby noycan on Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:28 am

Thanks for the link Ian. The list of media on the Pioneer USA site is dated September 2005 and does not reflect the changes resulting from the 1.39 firmware upgrade.

I've never seen Ricoh +RW media in my area, so I'll hold on and look for the Verbatim.

EDIT: A new media compatibility chart was added to the Pioneer USA site at:

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/s ... 50,00.html

The chart is dated 01-26-06.
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Postby alexnoe on Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:01 pm

I have received those in June 2005 ( :D :D ) , they work wonderfully in NEC 3540/4550, but totally b0rk in Pioneer and Plextor drives.

Well... NEC, the King Of Quality :)
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