Infomedia BD-R 25GB HTL recordable Blu-ray discs. 50 spindle £16.94 Sold by Blank-Discs-Com SuperSaver and Fulfilled by Amazon
437°Expired

Infomedia BD-R 25GB HTL recordable Blu-ray discs. 50 spindle £16.94 Sold by Blank-Discs-Com SuperSaver and Fulfilled by Amazon

34
Found 3rd Apr 2015
-50 disc spindle of single layer 25GB Bluray discs. 1.25TB total.
-Price 34p per disc.
-MID: INFOME-R40
-HTL type discs (inorganic phase change data layer) which technically are superior to LTH dye-based Bluray discs. Longer lasting and unaffected by UV.

I have no experience with these particular discs, I think they're generally well regarded though.

34 Comments

Nice.

http://www.optical-disc.co.uk/acatalog/BLU_RAY_25GB_Single_Layer_Discs.html

Makes them 18p a disc, don't know about postage but found that place looking for reviews. Might try them for their TDK's. Still need a burner though.

Original Poster

zaphodbb

Makes them 18p a disc, don't know about postage but found that place … Makes them 18p a disc, don't know about postage but found that place looking for reviews. Might try them for their TDK's. Still need a burner though.


It's the same seller. If you order via their website there is a minimum order of I think £50 and shipping is £8. The price you're quoting is also ex-vat.

So you're not comparing like with like. If you have a particular order size and it works out cheaper via the website then by all means go for it.

Has anyone used this brand?

I have a sony external blu ray burner of which I have never used, what software is best to use for blu ray copy\backup and creation of data backup discs (photos etc.)

voodooboard

It's the same seller. If you order via their website there is a minimum … It's the same seller. If you order via their website there is a minimum order of I think £50 and shipping is £8. The price you're quoting is also ex-vat. So you're not comparing like with like. If you have a particular order size and it works out cheaper via the website then by all means go for it.



Even with the added vat & delivery this still works out considerably cheaper. 25p per disc for 250 discs.
Edited by: "popoyaya" 4th Apr 2015

Original Poster

popoyaya

Even with the added vat & delivery this still works out considerably … Even with the added vat & delivery this still works out considerably cheaper. 25p per disc for 250 discs.



It's natural for large quantities to be cheaper. If that's how many you want and it works out cheaper to order directly from their website then of course that's what you should do.

But this deal is for a 50 spindle. Not 250. I have no interest in 250 discs, that's a couple of years worth of burning for me. I wouldn't buy that quantity in one go, especially not a disc i've never used before.

It should be considered hot/cold based on value relative to similar products and quantities. If you can get 50 cheaper then by all means post it up.

doggboy10

I have a sony external blu ray burner of which I have never used, what … I have a sony external blu ray burner of which I have never used, what software is best to use for blu ray copy\backup and creation of data backup discs (photos etc.)



I use >>> this<<<, simple and works fine.

I would want a reusable disc quite a few times have had failed burns and then there no good.
But with RE ones at least they can be reformatted.

I'm looking for a good price on M-Disc blu rays though. They are more expensive but some things you want to back up for 1000 years and when I'm re-incarnated it'll be nice to peruse memories from a previous life

Bought - thanks for the heads up. Heat added

doggboy10

I have a sony external blu ray burner of which I have never used, what … I have a sony external blu ray burner of which I have never used, what software is best to use for blu ray copy\backup and creation of data backup discs (photos etc.)



Imgburn is the best app. And free.

Comment

InAFalsetto

Imgburn is the best app. And free.


I concur I use the same thing
http://www.digital-digest.com/software/download.php?sid=470&ssid=0&did=1
Only issue it hasn't been updated for 2 years, but it's free and I've not had any issues
Excellent program

Comment

zaphodbb

http://www.optical-disc.co.uk/acatalog/BLU_RAY_25GB_Single_Layer_Discs.htmlMakes them 18p a disc, don't know about postage but found that place looking for reviews. Might try them for their TDK's. Still need a burner though.



Yes works out 23p per disc or £11.34 per tub but that's only if you order 600 discs!
Voted Hot for this deal as it's the cheapest for a single tub of 50

Original Poster

Bad Actor

I'm looking for a good price on M-Disc blu rays though. They are more … I'm looking for a good price on M-Disc blu rays though. They are more expensive but some things you want to back up for 1000 years and when I'm re-incarnated it'll be nice to peruse memories from a previous life


M-Disc Blu-ray are a little bit of a swizz in my opinion.

The claimed advantage of M-Disc is that they use an inorganic metallic data layer rather than a dye. Fair enough, that's a legit advantage over dye-based discs.

But, guess what? HTL Blu-ray media already uses a metallic data layer.

kas786

CommentI concur I use the same … CommentI concur I use the same thinghttp://www.digital-digest.com/software/download.php?sid=470&ssid=0&did=1Only issue it hasn't been updated for 2 years, but it's free and I've not had any issuesExcellent program



Just be careful to read while installing, don't just hit next, next, next. I think this, like a lot of free software these days, bundles in additional stuff like toolbars etc unless you untick them.

Bad Actor

I'm looking for a good price on M-Disc blu rays though. They are more … I'm looking for a good price on M-Disc blu rays though. They are more expensive but some things you want to back up for 1000 years and when I'm re-incarnated it'll be nice to peruse memories from a previous life

failure of the reflective layer, followed closely by degradation of the … failure of the reflective layer, followed closely by degradation of the data layer, are the primary failure modes of all optically recordable disks.



Also uses a reflective layer which the M-Disc doesn't according to Wikipedia .

Hopefully prices will drop over time to make them more cost effective.

Original Poster

Bad Actor

Also uses a reflective layer which the M-Disc doesn't according to … Also uses a reflective layer which the M-Disc doesn't according to Wikipedia


The data layer itself is reflective, they talk about a 'rock' layer but it's clearly composed of a similar metallic phase change material as HTL Bluray discs.

Yes, they don't have a dedicated reflective layer behind the data layer - on the one hand that may be an advantage, one less thing to degrade. But on the other hand, without a reflective layer the strength of the reflected laser returned to the pickup unit will be lower - ie there will be less 'contrast' between a 1 and a 0. Im not convinced it's a good solution, all other optical discs have used reflective layers for a very good reason.

I don't want to drag the thread off topic...it's just my opinion, I wouldn't bother with them. A good HTL disc should last a very long time.

Heat for putting the MID

Shame that BDRs are still stupidly expensive !

I remember paying £9 per disc in a jewel case when they first came out!

monogram

I remember paying £9 per disc in a jewel case when they first came out!



50gb or 25gb? 50GB are still expensive.

monogram

I remember paying £9 per disc in a jewel case when they first came out!


I remember paying £79.95 for a cakebox of 50 cdr back in the nineties

Any deals on blu-ray burners?

Bad Actor

I remember paying £79.95 for a cakebox of 50 cdr back in the nineties



I remember paying £2 each for verbatim cdr in 1998 at computer fairs. Still remember my first burn on my HP cd writer, buffer underrun at 99%!

steve9999

I remember paying £2 each for verbatim cdr in 1998 at computer fairs. … I remember paying £2 each for verbatim cdr in 1998 at computer fairs. Still remember my first burn on my HP cd writer, buffer underrun at 99%!



Computer fairs! Do they still exist?!

Excalibur at motor cycle museum in brum Saturdays

£4 for a Kodak CDR to use with a PS1 and blutak!

rorymullan

Any deals on blu-ray burners?



I paid £48 for a 16x Pioneer after Flubitting it from Amazon.

Very fast, burns a 25gb disc in about 13 minutes. Actually, can't remember how fast it was as it's been a while since I burned a disc. May have been around 8 minutes.

**UPDATE**
Bought these discs, received today and burning a 25gb disc in 15 mins at x6 with the Pioneer which is what the disc is rated at.


One thing I've always wondered. Could I, for example burn thousands of songs / tens of avi/mp4 videos to these discs. I've been told it's not as simple as all that?

MrMakstar

One thing I've always wondered. Could I, for example burn thousands of … One thing I've always wondered. Could I, for example burn thousands of songs / tens of avi/mp4 videos to these discs. I've been told it's not as simple as all that?


It is absolutely as simple as that.

Price has gone up to £18.94 so marking deal as expired.
Has anyone tested these discs yet?

Original Poster

urbans01

Price has gone up to £18.94 so marking deal as expired.Has anyone tested … Price has gone up to £18.94 so marking deal as expired.Has anyone tested these discs yet?


I only burned one so far:
http://i.imgur.com/awCE1vJ.png

Seems like a good disc, especially for the price. But you can't really judge how good a disc is until you've burned a lot and tested them over several years.

voodooboard

I only burned one so far:Seems like a good disc, especially for the … I only burned one so far:Seems like a good disc, especially for the price. But you can't really judge how good a disc is until you've burned a lot and tested them over several years.



Quite - I have tried various cheap discs from this seller and have had problems with most of them. TDK (Ritek) discs burn fine initially but start to get high error rates after about a year and eventually become unreadable. Similar issues with unbranded PHILIPR04 discs. Their unbranded CMCMAGBA3 discs burn well until you get about three quarters through the spindle and the rest give a calibration area error at the beginning of the disc and most refuse to burn.
So I'm very wary cheap BD-R discs....
Edited by: "urbans01" 8th Apr 2015

I may have asked this question before, I've had a Sony blu ray burner for years but never used it for its purpose due to knowing nothing about the subject.
any pointers towards backing up a blu ray disc and creating a data disc.
And any suggestions for software would be greatly appreciated.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text