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Dave Carter
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« on: September 18, 2007, 08:56:40 AM »
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I plan on buying either some Taiyo Yuden Prenium 8x or 16x single layer discs to be used for off site storage.  Probably I won't read very often.  But it is the only backup, so I want them to be good.
I have a Mac G5 burner capable of 16x burning of DVD's.  But most of the info I have been able to read says to burn +R discs at a maximum of 8x for good results.  

The 16x ones cost alittle more, but I would sure like the increased speed as I have quite a few to do.
What is your experence with 16x discs?  
Thank you for any advice.
Dave
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2007, 05:11:14 PM »
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The 16x ones cost alittle more, but I would sure like the increased speed as I have quite a few to do.
What is your experence with 16x discs? 
Thank you for any advice.
Dave
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For what it is worth, I always of 4x when burning DVD-R with the 16x Pionneer burners of my Mac Pro.

I have never seen firm data showing the actual advantage on the durability of the discs, but my personnal policy is to limit the risk.

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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2007, 05:16:56 PM »
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Bernard,
Thanks, I guess I will purchase the 8x and try 8x burning.  I will also verify each write.

It is my understanding that the +R's are a little more dependable then the -R's.

Thanks again, Dave
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2007, 12:39:52 AM »
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Gee, I didn't think speed mattered, as long as you're verifying your data after you write.

Is there something I should know?

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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2007, 04:40:37 PM »
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I plan on buying either some Taiyo Yuden Prenium 8x or 16x single layer discs to be used for off site storage.  Probably I won't read very often.  But it is the only backup, so I want them to be good.
I have a Mac G5 burner capable of 16x burning of DVD's.  But most of the info I have been able to read says to burn +R discs at a maximum of 8x for good results. 

The 16x ones cost alittle more, but I would sure like the increased speed as I have quite a few to do.
What is your experence with 16x discs? 
Thank you for any advice.
Dave
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I burn my photos on 8x speed (but dvd is 16x) and i dont have any bad dvds after 2years (so far).
Other stuff i burn on 16 and didnt have a problem as well, but i dont check them often.
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