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Pros: Excellent media. Burns in all my burners with no issues (6 different burners).
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: Replacing all my Phillips R04 media from a variety of manufacturers ( VinPower, Optical Quantum, Rosewill). All the movies recorded on the R04 media is not playable now after about six months of storage in a controlled environment.
Take my advice, pay more upfront for good quality media that will last in storage. I am paying through the nose now to go back and replace all that bad media.
Pros: Great discs for the current 6x choices available.
I have the Plextor PX-BL950SA and here are a couple times I noted during testing to give you an idea:
BD-R 19.4gb @ 6x = 15:01
BD-R 22.6gb @ 6x = 15:59
Cons: Their support is pretty bad if you're thinking of contacting them, do know that:
#1 - Their support phone number is subbed out of country (Not actual Verbatim support).
#2 - Don't expect a speedy reply to your inquiries or even have the tech read anything you actually wrote.
I got a reply to an older email about a possibly defective BD-RE DL disc and was asked things that I included in my initial email. Support everywhere is awful these days but that really burns me up. I'm an out of work tech and can read emails and answer them just fine. Sad that there are so many blind people with jobs while the capable ones continue to search.
Overall Review: I had a lot of backing up to do since one of my computers hard drives is showing signs of possible failure. I used 13 of these disks the first night I had them. 0 coasters.
These have the typical label on them best for making notes on. Enameled white coating with all sorts of writing and lines to comment on. I wouldn't use these at all for discs that you plan on labeling for movies and such. The lettering is beveled so they're not ready for direct printing or the perfect choice for stick on labels. Due to the bumpy lettering your added labels will most likely peel later, or bubble. There are plenty of all white discs for that purpose but for these I just plan on backing up data, as should you.
On another note. Here we are quite far in the Blu-Ray series and still only at 6x. No lightscibe media available as of this post and drives have been waiting at double the speed for a while now (12x). I'm hoping that my next purchase will be for faster media but have no regrets about these.
Pros: - rated at 6x speed, recording at 8x-10x speed (40+MB/sec) on WH10LS30 BR burner using ImgBurn, and verifying also at 10x
- no coasters so far (going through 2nd spindle)
- reliability and data protection (hopefully - remains to be seen over time)
Cons: - some disks from a spindle achieve lower burning and verification speeds
- surface printing has little room left for writing disk contents description, Verbatim logo and print colors are too dark and hand-written description is easy to see only if you used red permanent marker
Overall Review: used Optical Quantum BD-R 4x media for a long time, tried these keeping in mind rather disappointing write/read speed of Verbatim's DVD+R DL media on my burner. these turned out to be fine so far, only a few dollars more expensive than Optical Quantum 4x, but burning and verification is much faster (using free ImgBurn, i gave up on Nero very long time ago)
Pros: I have used this Model 97457 for quite some time with my Pioneer BDR-208D burner. I have not had a single coaster (approx 200 discs burned so far).
Cons: Price fluctuations - This time around I ordered from Newegg, and unfortunately I found them cheaper someplace else after the fact. So if your trying to save your money - double check your pricing with other sites
Overall Review: The packaging shows this as 25pk 6X BD-R, Made in Taiwan
"VERBATIM AMERICA LLC"
"A MITSUBISHI KAGAKU MEDIA COMPANY"
The freeware - DVD Identifier version 5.2 - identifies the following:
Unique Disc Identifier: BD-R-SL:VERBAT-IMe-000
Disc Type : BD-R SL : Cbss 0 - Version 1
Manufacturer Name : Mitsubishi Kagaku Media
Manufacturer ID : VERBAT
Media Type ID : IMe
Product Revision : 000
Stamper Date : March 2010
Layer Info : 1 Layer (LO) : 25.03 GB (23.31 GiB) Per Layer
Blank Disc Capacity : 12,219,392 Sectors = 25.03 GB (23.31 GiB)
Recording Speeds : 1x, 2x, 4,x, 6x
The freeware - Image Burn version 18.104.22.168 - Identifies the following:
Supported Write Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x, 12x
BD Disc Information:
Disc ID: VERBAT-IMe-000
Pros: These disc are really high quality. Almost the same as the blu ray you find in a movie case.
Work perfeclty with a LG burner (WH14NS40) - OEM
Cons: Little bit pricey for single layer disc...
Made in Taiwan instead of Singapoor.
Overall Review: I always use VERBATIM and never had a bad burn for 5 year or so.
Dont trust any other brand...
Always use a long buffer (i use 512mb buffer in IMG Burn)
Pros: 24/25 ain't bad!
Cons: The top disk on the spindle was a coaster 8-0
The other 24 worked perfectly.
Pros: No problems at all with these discs. Have bought a number of stacks here and other locations and have only had one burn problem which was cause by an instable system.
Cons: Keep wishing I had waited another week to buy when I see the price has gone down....
Overall Review: Have mostly used Verbatim media for years now. Once in awhile I have to use a different company's discs but it has really seemed that Verbatim discs last longer. We'll have to see what the long term record of thes Blus come out to be.
Pros: 100% success so far. No coasters. BD-R backups have all worked with my Samsung SE-506AB/TSBD burner and Sony Blu-ray player.