AmazonBasics 8.5GB 8x Blank Disks DVD+R DL - 50-Pack Spindle
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- Set of 50 blank, non-rewritable DVD+R discs with plastic spindle and storage case
- 8.5GB storage capacity that can archive up to 240 minutes of video
- Store thousands of photos or large volumes of data for safekeeping offline
- Archive and protect sensitive files and special memories from computer viruses or hardware damage
- Compatible with 8x DVD-R and DVD+R drives
- Quality sound, video, and data transfer and preservation
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AmazonBasics 8.5GB 8X DVD+R DL Spindle
Safely maintain and store important files with the AmazonBasics 8.5GB 8X DVD+R DL - 50 Pack Spindle. Compatible with DVD-R and DVD+R drives, these high-grade discs allow you to save large amounts of data or video files with ease. Archive movies, home videos, un-edited footage, photographs, design files, and much more for reliable offline storage. Great for sending hardcopies for business purposes or simply adding to your home DVD collection, the AmazonBasics DVD+R discs are a dependable choice for preserving and accessing valuable digital content.
- Blank non-rewritable DVD+R discs
- 8.5GB or 240 minutes of storage capacity
- Store large amounts of data offline
- Universally compatible with most DVD-R and DVD+R drives
- Superior sound and video transfer quality
8.5GB Storage Capacity
The AmazonBasics DVD+R discs include an unalterable, write-once storage capacity of 8.5GB, or approximately 240 minutes of video. Protect important content from computer viruses or hardware damage, and keep sensitive information archived for security and longevity. File away hardcopies of video and photographs from special occasions, vacations, weddings, work projects and much more, and enjoy peace of mind knowing your memories are protected.
Quality Video Transfer & Universal Compatibility
The AmazonBasics DVD+R pack is compatible with most DVD-R and DVD+R drives with 8x writing capabilities, including Pioneer, Apple, Sony, Dell, LG, HP, Lenovo and others. Enjoy superior sound and video transfer that stands the test of time, without fear of losing quality or clarity.
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Single layer dvd-r's hold up to 4.1-4.5 gb of data. "Dual Layer discs" hold up to 8.5 GB; allowing much higher video quality or more files.
I am somewhat of a fanatic about quality. When I first started burning discs; I had a batch of 50 go bad in less than 6 months due to fading dye (the discs are burned by a laser writing on the dye; the dye quality is one of several factors that determines the quality of a disc). As a result, I now run a quality scan on every disc I burn.
Back in the day, I considered a quality single layer burn (scanned with Nero disc quality software) to be no worse then a "quality score" of 95 with no more then 100 "PI Failures".
With the drastic reduction in quality by every company I am aware of, today I will usually accept a 93 score & up to 1000 "PI Failures" + anecdotal information on longevity if it's not a Tayio Yuden. Average burn quality for a CMC made Tayio Yuden disc (the best that's left afaik) averages about 95/800 for me these days.
It's been at least 10 years since I've been aware of any dual layer disc that wasn't junk. Again, way back in the day, I would accept 93/1500 for a dual layer. Today I don't know of any disc that comes remotely close to that.
Before trying some test burns, I first did some research on the discs. The "Manufacturer's id" is UMEDISC DL1-064. They are made in China by UME Disc. From what I could find they first popped up on some budget priced Chinese Dual Layer Verbatim's in 2011. Apparently, Verbatim stopped using this dye & manufacturer by the end of 2013. It now appears to mostly be used in budget European brands that I am not familiar with: names like Data Write, Tesco, Intenso, Aone, Nierle, & similar.
Most reports were that they were of poor quality.
So I did some test burns on a high quality Optiarc 7200s. Not good. Because I know DL's have had problems for years, I first did a small (3.4 gb) single layer burn at 6x. The result was total score: 77; "PI Failures" 4216. Ouch.
I then tried a 6.28 gb dual layer burn (that's still leaving 1/3 of the bottom layer unused; which like the 3.4 gb single layer burn will give an artificially high score). While the results were not good, usually a dual layer's big weakness is shown at the layer break (& may often become unplayable at that point). I will say that did not happen with this disc. In fact, the worst part of the disc was the beginning. I would not suggest putting anything important on here, but it will likely play for at least a few months in most players. Results: Score: 84, "PI Failures" 8372.
For the sake of thoroughness, I then moved to a different similar pc that has a brand new Optiarc 5290S+ (which I have noticed is usually of lower quality than the 7200s, but it is a different combination). I burned these discs at 8 x.
First, I burned a 4.13 gb film (single layer). Results: score of 77 (identical to the other 1st layer), "PI failures" 6417.
Then for the dual layer I had my burn quality software create a test disc. The test disc uses the entire 8.5 gb. The speed varied from 4.26x - 8.1x (the software sets the optimal burning speed for the test disc). This one showed major problems at the layer break. As it's data, I can't "play" the disc to see how bad the issue is, but it dropped from around total score of 80 to total score of 33 at the break; my educated guess is it would freeze in a player at the break. Results: "Quality Score" 33, "PI Failures" 32,375.
My recommendation: When I ordered these I had no idea what manufacturer Amazon was using; & due to the total lack of quality dual layer discs on the market, I had hopes. They were 100% dashed. To repeat myself, at this time I am not aware of any dual layer brand I would use for discs for myself. The best I am aware of for single layer burns are the reduced quality CMC DVD+R discs with Tayio Yuden dye, likely followed by Falcon/fti; which have also gone quite downhill in the last few years. Same with cdr's.
Important note: while I prefer the 8x's & "+'s" over "-'s"; Amazon shows that they still have stock on 16x TY - DVD-r's & also JVC TY CDR's. I would suggest confirming with Amazon that they are truly JVC's; & if they are & you need quality discs, while not as good as the original TY's the JVC's are much better than the CMC's (CMC bought TY from JVC around 3 years ago). Amazon also carries the Falcons I mentioned above. I haven't used them in several years. At one time they were quite good, & then they started to go downhill.
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I’m using this for some important data backup so it’s perfect and did exactly what I needed it to, the discs are also easy to write on should you need to afterwards.
Sometimes you get what you pay for but I’m finding that isn’t the case with a lot of the Amazon basic stock and I will certainly not let price put me off in the future!
Competetive cost although can't vouch for the longevity of them versus other manufacturers yet.
I start to believe amazon is making quality products.
Wherever i see amazon, i choose them.
Ich kann beim besten Willen nicht verstehen, warum Amazon solch ein schlechtes Produkt, auf dem ja auch noch Amazon draufsteht, verkauft...