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Verbatim 16x DVD-R (50 pack)....£7.49 delivered @ Dixons

£7.49 @ Dixons
Seems a decent price for some Verbatims....just wish they were printable! Product Code: 834712 (in case the direct link does not work) ...and don't forget 3.2% Quidco. Read More
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7y, 3m agoFound 7 years, 3 months ago
Seems a decent price for some Verbatims....just wish they were printable!


Product Code: 834712
(in case the direct link does not work)


...and don't forget 3.2% Quidco.
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#1
good find.
#2
Just ordered. Thanks
#3
These are £6.29 for each pack delivered if you buy six packs. (free delivery of 6 or more) :thumbsup:
#4
markvirgo;7711932
These are £6.29 for each pack delivered if you buy six packs. (free delivery of 6 or more) :thumbsup:



Verbatims vs Bulkpaq....not exactly a like for like comparison is it. Its like comparing an Aston Martin to a Ford Focus!

Also...you only need to buy one pack of 50 of these for free delivery....rather than 300 discs!
#5
theyiddo
Verbatims vs Bulkpaq....not exactly a like for like comparison is it. Its like comparing an Aston Martin to a Ford Focus!

Also...you only need to buy one pack of 50 of these for free delivery....rather than 300 discs!


Was not knocking this thread as have voted hot, more of an alternative. Also you do not need aston martin dvd's for game backups or movie backups.
#6
been at this price for aaaaaaaages at sainsburys
#7
Out of stock now
#8
hippyharry
been at this price for aaaaaaaages at sainsburys


You have a link for that? I know the +R are £7.99

Heat added OP
#9
morrisons also do these for 7.49, they are memorex though. all made in same shop in china but printed with different colours
#10
Verbatim and Taiyo Yuiden are head and shoulders above any other brand. TDK runs close.I've burnt hundreds. You will get less coasters, better burns and they will last longer (importnat for backups). For the time and effort it takes they are the only discs I will now use. Most [people are moving from discs to hard drives now as storgae is so cheap.
#11
hippyharry;7714770
been at this price for aaaaaaaages at sainsburys


Wrong. £7.99 at best.
#12
bigweapon07;7715277
morrisons also do these for 7.49, they are memorex though. all made in same shop in china but printed with different colours


You can't compare Memorex to Verbatims!
#13
Damn, just bought these from Amazon yesterday for £11.50
#14
I remember these being on offer months ago at Staples.
These disks are made in Japan, Taiwan or India. The Japanese ones are supposed to be made by Taiyo Yuden and are good quality, The Taiwanese ones are considered to be OK but the Indian ones were regarded at the time as being poorer quality and best avoided.
I would prefer to buy in store and ID the country of manufacture.
#15
sweet deal good price
#16
Deal back on. Great price
#17
Bump^
#18
Still going - thanks OP :thumbsup:
#19
Best price I have seen. Ordered 2 packs.
Heat & Rep added.
#20
Anyone know where these are made? Always used to go for Taiwan (or Japan for TY if available but think those are long since discontinued)?
#21
Bossworld
Anyone know where these are made? Always used to go for Taiwan (or Japan for TY if available but think those are long since discontinued)?


The box I have states "made in Taiwan" same pack as Dixons but bought from Sainsburys (£7.99) :thumbsup:
#22
cuzzy
The box I have states "made in Taiwan" same pack as Dixons but bought from Sainsburys (£7.99) :thumbsup:


Thanks but I need to know which disks Dixons are selling mate. They'll use the same packaging but a different country, Maplin tends to have both Taiwan which are OK, and India which are crap, both in identical labels. Have ordered anyway so I'll report back.
#23
Can confirm these are Taiwan, thanks again OP
#24
markvirgo
Was not knocking this thread as have voted hot, more of an alternative. Also you do not need aston martin dvd's for game backups or movie backups.


No but you need to to be readable / and have a low pi/pi/ jitter or even have them just verify.
#25
dontasciime
No but you need to to be readable / and have a low pi/pi/ jitter or even have them just verify.


lol I used to run everything I burned through a PI/PO test, in the end I'm glad I gave up. It did help prove that one batch of Verbs I bought were utter turd, but you can spend ages wasting your life watching it verify. That and the discrepancy between drives is unbelievable.
#26
Bossworld
lol I used to run everything I burned through a PI/PO test, in the end I'm glad I gave up. It did help prove that one batch of Verbs I bought were utter turd, but you can spend ages wasting your life watching it verify. That and the discrepancy between drives is unbelievable.


You have to verify at least with the writing software that it matches to the data written to the disc.

You do not need to do a quality scan for every disc out of your tub . At least 3 randoms 1 from top , middle, near bottom of batch would be OK to decide if a tub was reliable*.

You also need an appropaite drive eg a drive that can test with jitter.
#27
Best way to verify is to surely stick the disk in the drive of the hardware you're intending to use it on (keeping it legal here ;)).
#28
Bossworld
Best way to verify is to surely stick the disk in the drive of the hardware you're intending to use it on (keeping it legal here ;)).


Not really as a failed verification ie failed to verify with write miscompares can dde at any time


good media /write/verify/pass verify =good to very good / with low pi/pif = better /excellent and will result in less wear and tear on hardware (provided it's kept in good condition eg a dvd case not plastic sleeve or paper sleeve variant
#29
Ah well each to their own mate, like I say I haven't got the time or patience to verify. Have a stable dvd writer now which hasn't ever given a coaster.

Quick glance on the info log of IMGburn will do for me.

These disks have been fine, did 5 yesterday all working.
#30
Bossworld
Ah well each to their own mate, like I say I haven't got the time or patience to verify. Have a stable dvd writer now which hasn't ever given a coaster.

Quick glance on the info log of IMGburn will do for me.

These disks have been fine, did 5 yesterday all working.


Well it won't. If you don't verify every disc. Writing is only half of the process. Just Co's ImgBurn says it wrote without error does not mean it did (unless you verify it within ImgBurn against the data written and ImgBurn says it passed verification.

So you untick the verify option in ImgBurn ? Data must not be important to you if you untick this.
#31
dontasciime
Well it won't. If you don't verify every disc. Writing is only half of the process. Just Co's ImgBurn says it wrote without error does not mean it did (unless you verify it within ImgBurn against the data written and ImgBurn says it passed verification.

So you untick the verify option in ImgBurn ? Data must not be important to you if you untick this.


Yup unticked it once I was satisfied that the spindle was fine. My time's more important to me than the stuff that goes on these disks.

Besides, my test is whether the disk plays or not. All very well having stuff that verifies fine if it won't play, which has happened before on my old setup (360 wouldn't play some of the AVIs on the disk, despite them playing ok on the PC and verifying ok). Especially as verifying doesn't tell the full story of the write rate/buffer underrun etc, which can affect playback of the disk in different drives. As I said before I'll respectfully disagree with your methodology here. I understand why you're verifying disks but with a stable setup it's a waste of time unless the data is critical.
#32
Your 360/restrictions were to blame for not playing that particular encoding of AVI

it's a waste of time unless the data is critical.


Which is why verify is important.

Especially as verifying doesn't tell the full story of the write rate/buffer underrun etc, which can affect playback of the disk in different drives.


If the write did not go successfully there is no point in verifying as the disc has errors from the off. That much is clear. Buffer underuns are mostly a thing of the past unless the drive is Very very old or your hard drive is a mess / faulty or under hevay I/O load from using the same drive to say encode a movie at same time of burning, read/write etc.

The verify rate that a disc will verify @ will show some weakness in the writing procedure as well.Look at same graphs to see this

I 16:14:16 ImgBurn Version 2.4.0.9 Beta started!
I 16:14:16 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 16:14:16 Total Physical Memory: 3,406,252 KB - Available: 2,938,004 KB
W 16:14:16 Drive C:\ (FAT32) does not support single files > 4 GB in size.
I 16:14:16 Initialising SPTI...
I 16:14:16 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 16:14:26 Found 5 DVD-ROMs, 1 DVD�RW, 2 DVD�RW/RAMs and 1 BD-RE!
I 16:15:21 Operation Started!
I 16:15:21 Building Image Tree...
I 16:15:45 Calculating Totals...
I 16:15:45 Preparing Image...
I 16:15:46 Contents: 763 Files, 97 Folders
I 16:15:46 Size: 3,845,747,043 bytes
I 16:15:46 Sectors: 1,878,172
I 16:15:46 Image Size: 3,849,256,960 bytes
I 16:15:46 Image Sectors: 1,879,520
I 16:15:47 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:26
I 16:15:47 Operation Started!
I 16:15:47 Source File: -==/\/[BUILD IMAGE]\/\==-
I 16:15:47 Source File Sectors: 1,879,520 (MODE1/2048)
I 16:15:47 Source File Size: 3,849,256,960 bytes
I 16:15:47 Source File Volume Identifier: W_8_2
I 16:15:47 Source File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.4.1.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!
I 16:15:47 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 16:15:47 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 16:15:47 Destination Device: [0:0:0] HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55L 1.05 (L:) (USB)
I 16:15:47 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: CMC MAG. AM3) (Speeds: 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x)
I 16:15:47 Destination Media Sectors: 2,298,496
I 16:15:47 Write Mode: DVD
I 16:15:47 Write Type: DAO
I 16:15:47 Write Speed: 8x
I 16:15:47 Link Size: Auto
I 16:15:47 Test Mode: No
I 16:15:47 OPC: Yes
I 16:15:47 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 16:15:52 Filling Buffer... (40 MB)
I 16:15:54 Writing LeadIn...
I 16:16:22 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 1879519)
I 16:16:22 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 1879519)
I 16:23:18 Synchronising Cache...
I 16:23:47 Exporting Graph Data...
I 16:23:47 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\Ascii\Application Data\ImgBurn\IBG Files\HL-DT-ST_DVD-RAM_GSA-H55L_1.05_27-MARCH-2008_16-15_CMC_MAG._AM3_8x.ibg
I 16:23:47 Export Successfully Completed!
I 16:23:47 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:07:59
I 16:23:47 Average Write Rate: 9,057 KB/s (6.5x) - Maximum Write Rate: 11,132 KB/s (8.0x)
I 16:23:47 Cycling Tray before Verify...
W 16:23:58 Waiting for device to become ready...
I 16:24:40 Device Ready!
I 16:24:43 Operation Started!
I 16:24:43 Source Device: [0:0:0] HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H55L 1.05 (L:) (USB)
I 16:24:43 Source Media Type: DVD-R (Book Type: DVD-R) (Disc ID: CMC MAG. AM3) (Speeds: 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x)
I 16:24:43 Image File: -==/\/[BUILD IMAGE]\/\==-
I 16:24:43 Image File Sectors: 1,879,520 (MODE1/2048)
I 16:24:43 Image File Size: 3,849,256,960 bytes
I 16:24:43 Image File Volume Identifier: W_8_2
I 16:24:43 Image File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.4.1.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!
I 16:24:43 Image File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 16:24:43 Image File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 16:24:43 Read Speed (Data/Audio): MAX / MAX
I 16:24:43 Verifying Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 1879519)
I 16:24:43 Verifying Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 1879519)
I 16:38:57 Exporting Graph Data...
I 16:38:57 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\Ascii\Application Data\ImgBurn\IBG Files\HL-DT-ST_DVD-RAM_GSA-H55L_1.05_27-MARCH-2008_16-15_CMC_MAG._AM3_8x.ibg
I 16:38:57 Export Successfully Completed!
I 16:38:57 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:14:14
I 16:38:57 Average Verify Rate: 4,401 KB/s (3.2x) - Maximum Verify Rate: 11,017 KB/s (8.0x)


http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/8384/post261206636990.png

As you can see the disc wrote 100% but from the verify stage you can also see that this disc is not one that should be relied upon to last. It will play but with extra wear and tear on the device you decide to use it in, with re seeking/ focusing / lower read / speed to get the data, tighter laser focusing to read the data. It will struggle (yet you will see/ hear no defects) Well not yet, until your drive wears out by using this type of disc/burn etc.
#33
dontasciime
Your 360/restrictions were to blame for not playing that particular encoding of AVI



.


Reburned the disk on my new build with exactly the same files and it was fine, puzzled me for sure.

You're missing the point, fair play to yourself if you want to verify each disk, but I can burn an 8x disk in what, 6/7 minutes? If you want to add a verify and PI/PO check you're at least doubling that, and I've got better things to do in my life. If the quality is that mission critical to you mate, go out and buy the original, though judging by the number of DVD drives in your machine you've obviously got something big scale going on. If I've got a stable setup that I know has burned good disks before, there's no need to confirm it every single time. Verifying the disk isn't going to make it better, and you'll end up burning disks 3 times just to try and ensure that a rating (and PI/PO is a contentious one at best) is better.
#34
Bossworld
Reburned the disk on my new build with exactly the same files and it was fine, puzzled me for sure.

You're missing the point, fair play to yourself if you want to verify each disk, but I can burn an 8x disk in what, 6/7 minutes? If you want to add a verify and PI/PO check you're at least doubling that, and I've got better things to do in my life. If the quality is that mission critical to you mate, go out and buy the original, though judging by the number of DVD drives in your machine you've obviously got something big scale going on. If I've got a stable setup that I know has burned good disks before, there's no need to confirm it every single time. Verifying the disk isn't going to make it better, and you'll end up burning disks 3 times just to try and ensure that a rating (and PI/PO is a contentious one at best) is better.


It's not me that keeps missing the point.

I have already said it's not necessary to do a quality scan on every disc you burn. However the burn process is not a 1 stage process it's at least a 2 stage process [write & verify].

Also when you say something that insinuates because I have lots of dvd drives and that it's big scale that must bring my point into dispute because you assume it's an Illegal activity. You are not funny. I actually have many more dvd writers cos' I beta test ImgBurn and media . :lol (paid for out of my pocket no free media etc).

If you are happy then ok

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