8.5 Gig blank DVDs (Cheapest place)

  Portal11 11:29 24 May 2011

Hiya guys does anyone know where i can find a cheap place for buying a cake of around 25/50+ please? i have seen the amazon's own brand BUT they have terrible reviews regarding Coasting! i would rather stick with a known brand but would be willing to take a chance..


  Terry Brown 12:32 24 May 2011

The problem with a 8.5gb DVD is that the drive and the disk must be absolutly perfect because the data is highly compressed.

Whichever one you choose I would suggest the following, make sure the DVD is 100% clean, use a solution like Isopropyl to wipe the disk and allow to dry. Burn at the lowest possible speed, Do not run any other program while these are burning.


  Portal11 15:55 24 May 2011

Terry thanks for the advice! my dvd Burners are new, i just bought two Sony ones two months ago, thanks

  JoeC 17:28 24 May 2011

I usually get a tub of 25 Verbatim ones here


I've never had a coaster yet with these. I only burn at 4x even though they are rated at 8.

  JoeC 17:40 24 May 2011

This article gives some good information about discs especially a little down the page.

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  Portal11 20:22 24 May 2011

JoeC thanks for the explanation! that link was pretty good eh!

The best deal ive found is this!

50 disc cake for £13

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  Portal11 20:27 24 May 2011

Just looked at reviews on my last link above from Eclipse computers! they got absolutely slated to death for aftersales customer services so try this one its better

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  hastelloy 08:38 25 May 2011

I stick with Verbatim as JoeC said - I've never had a problem with them. Slightly cheaper at Amazon

  Terry Brown 07:26 27 May 2011

Just out of courisity, I tried a small experiment.

If you create an image of the video file to your hard drive, then use that image to burn to a DVD, you use less resourses and get a better quality burn.

You can view the image using a program like Virtual clone drive to 'Read' the image before burning, to be sure it is what you want (and save the cost of a 'Coaster'


  hastelloy 09:03 27 May 2011

Terry Brown I hadn't looked at quality comparison, but I use Adobe Premiere Elements for video editing but only burn to HDD with it, I then use Imnburn to burn the DVD. I then always have a "burn ready" file on my PC should I ever need it and the process takes less time.

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