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25 Pack Datawrite 8x DVD+R DL - £14.99 inc. Free SuperSaver delivery
25 Pack Datawrite 8x DVD+R DL - £14.99 inc. Free SuperSaver delivery

25 Pack Datawrite 8x DVD+R DL - £14.99 inc. Free SuperSaver delivery

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I was looking for 8x DVD+R's all over the net, but delivery costs to NI were just too high. As a last resort, I tried Amazon and found these 25 packs of Datawrite +R DL media for just £14.99 inc. delivery. That works out at just 60p each, the cheapest I could find them.

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I'd take a close look at the reviews. Whilst I know that only the people that have had problems tend to complain, all 7 of the reviewers have given 1 star and had problems. Negative feedback isn't usually so consistent!

i use datawrite dvds and dont have any problems with them.

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I use them all the time with my NEC 4570 writer for movies and 360 backups and haven't had one fail yet. It looks like this media works best on NEC drives.

Don't confuse these with DVD R SINGLE LAYER Datarites which are in general pretty decent.

I'm with the people on Amazon as I've had problems with these DUAL LAYER Datarites too (write errors, slow burning speeds and complete fails).They are rubbish.

Miss Pink

i use datawrite dvds and dont have any problems with them.



So do I but there's often variability between dye types and even between batches. I`m just saying bear that in mind to anyone ordering.

fu510n

£14.99 for 25? Jesus! That 3x what i pay! I bought some just yesterday, … £14.99 for 25? Jesus! That 3x what i pay! I bought some just yesterday, £4.99 for a BRAND NEW + SEALED spindle of 25 DVD's @ 16x speed. Look at your local market mate, they're WAY cheaper. Ive never payed more than £7 for a spindle of 25 DVD's



These are Dual Layer DVD+R media; what you bought is Single Layer DVD+R media! :roll:

i just realised that i pay £10 for 50 for mine i get mine from the market

Miss Pink

i just realised that i pay £10 for 50 for mine i get mine from the market



But they are SINGLE LAYER not DUAL LAYER, i.e not the same!

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Ah well, if they are no good then I'll return them and get another type. But I have used these before with no problems whatsoever. And Datawrite are usually a very reliable brand.

I've had good vibes off of the single layer discs too. I don't buy d/l media as it is too expensive. I'd rather use two single layers at 15p each.
If I create a DVD project from my camcorder footage, I just shrink it down using the usual tools. Far more economical, and prone to less problems with duff discs.

A lot of the issues might not be the DVD discs themselves,but rather than brand/model of DVD writer and firmware. Certain drives can be picky about what media they'll work with and most manufacturers do produce a recommended media list. There might also be updated firmware you can download to improve the drive's compatibility with DL media.

unfortunately the only dvd+r dl worth buying are the verbatims, the problem with that is they're usually 2ukp+ a piece....

i've used these datawrites with various nec/benq burners and hacked firmware, they will burn fine, but read back like crap, maybe 50% of the disc is useable - kind of rendering the double/dual layer bit useless!

To be fair to the OP this is a an excellent price for these as they are £15.89 + P&P from SVP even if they are land fill fodder in my opinion. Another worrying point is that no other 8X DVDR DL comes near to the datarite in price so how did they get the price so low?

Reviews from SVP buyers (mostly bad) here

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These discs are awful, I used to use them for sales on ebay.
Ive had around 75% failure rate when its comes to data verification, and around 50% premature burn errors on the layer change. This is using three different burners and five spindles.
Verbs (or at least the mkm dye) are a lot better. You might save some money b buying these but in the long run you will regret it.
Cold I'm affraid. :-(

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sej7278

unfortunately the only dvd+r dl worth buying are the verbatims, the … unfortunately the only dvd+r dl worth buying are the verbatims, the problem with that is they're usually 2ukp+ a piece....i've used these datawrites with various nec/benq burners and hacked firmware, they will burn fine, but read back like crap, maybe 50% of the disc is useable - kind of rendering the double/dual layer bit useless!



Rubbish! Datawrites are the ONLY dl discs I've EVER used and I've yet to have one fail on me. I use mine for movies and 360 games and all play fine. So why should I, or anyone else, pay grossly inflated prices for Verbatim discs? It is mostly down to the drive manufacturers and the writing strategies they implement for media. It is usually end users that come up with the best writing strategies in hacked firmware.

go for the ones that aint full face printable!!! there better

I bought these from Amazon a few months back, so far all 7 I have tried to burn have failed on two separate DL drives.

Will not buy cheap DL blanks any more.

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Got 50 of these delivered yesterday and burned 5 XBox 360 backups at 8x on my NEC 4550 burner with 100% success rate. So definitely a bargain.
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