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Inexpensive Compatible DVD-R Media for UJ-816 DVD-R
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Timebot
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Jan 25, 2004, 09:23 PM
 
Can someone suggest some names of inexpensive DVD-R's that are compatible with the UJ-816 DVD-R drive that comes with the current Powerbooks?
I have some cheap media that no longer works. I get errors which I didn't get on my old Pioneer DVR-105.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.


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Jan 25, 2004, 09:32 PM
 
Apple is the most reliable media that isn't too expensive. 4X is 5 for $9.99.
     
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Jan 25, 2004, 11:24 PM
 
I just got some Memorex 4x 50 disc for $50. Not a bad deal.
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Jan 26, 2004, 02:03 AM
 
Thanks for the responses guys.




ae86_16v,

Could you let me know where you got those Memorex discs? That sounds like a good idea.
     
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Jan 26, 2004, 06:21 AM
 
Originally posted by Timebot:
Thanks for the responses guys.




ae86_16v,

Could you let me know where you got those Memorex discs? That sounds like a good idea.
I got them at Bestbuy.com, for the past two weeks or so, Memorex DVD-Rs and DVD+Rs were on sale practically from everywhere.

Check out Meritline.com.
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Jan 26, 2004, 09:01 AM
 
i was under the strong impression that 4X media wasnt compatible with the latest Superdrive (which only support 2X) and that they could even damage the drive. Thats why i havent bought 4X media DVDR from Apple (theyre out of stock on the 2X)

Isnt this true ?

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Jan 26, 2004, 10:23 AM
 
Originally posted by Badwisdom:
i was under the strong impression that 4X media wasnt compatible with the latest Superdrive (which only support 2X) and that they could even damage the drive. Thats why i havent bought 4X media DVDR from Apple (theyre out of stock on the 2X)

Isnt this true ?

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It is not true for PowerBook SuperDrives. See this post.
     
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Jan 28, 2004, 06:33 AM
 
Originally posted by Badwisdom:
i was under the strong impression that 4X media wasnt compatible with the latest Superdrive (which only support 2X) and that they could even damage the drive. Thats why i havent bought 4X media DVDR from Apple (theyre out of stock on the 2X)

Isnt this true ?

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Only on first-generation desktop SuperDrives whose owners haven't run the SuperDrive firmware update.

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Jan 28, 2004, 06:46 PM
 
After a lot of trial and error I have settled on these...http://www.shop4tech.com/user.htm?go...cata=&s_cata=.
They are the best 2X media I have used so far, and for $30 for 50 they are worth a look. So far the only burn error I've had with these happened when I bumped the computer as it was in the middle of the burn. Otherwise, they have burned and verified every time.
     
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Jan 29, 2004, 12:35 AM
 
I use cheap LG 4X media ...
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Feb 10, 2004, 06:18 PM
 
Hey, I may be dumb here, but what's LG 4x? Is LG a company name? Also, anyone know what companies' discs were linked to by the above www.shop4tech.com link? It's not active anymore.

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Feb 10, 2004, 06:27 PM
 
LG (aka Lucky Goldstar) is a huge Korean company.
     
   
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