Best DVD For Backing up PS2 Games?

Discussion in 'Games' started by cdubb213, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. cdubb213 macrumors member

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    Hi everyone,

    I just learned how to back up ps2 games, but don't know what disk to use for the job.
    Can someone tell me the type of disk I should use.

    Thank you!
     
  2. gangst macrumors 6502a

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    Just use blank DVD-R's, doesn't really matter what brand you buy, personally I usually try and buy the most DVD-R's for the cheapest price, and I've never had burning issues on my Powerbook.
     
  3. Uma888 macrumors 6502

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    and then burn @ the LOWEST possible speed, works for me (i used to burn @ the fastest speeds but i used to get alot of errors (Freezes @ load screens, choppy music)
     
  4. cdubb213 thread starter macrumors member

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    What's wrong with using DVD+R's. I used it to back up my NBA Live 06 and the audio and commentary cuts in and out. Does anyone know the problem. I made sure I burned the game at 2X speed. So I was thinking if using the blank DVD+R was causing the problems.

    Thank you!
     
  5. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Perhaps the PS2 drive doesn't read +R properly?
     
  6. doucy2 macrumors 65816

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    r u sure that you are not bruning ps2 games you found on net
    or are u really backing up games you do own

    if you are really telling the truth i appoligise now for jumping to conclusions

    ohh and just use regular dvd-r
    if you got the $$ get dvd+rw that way if you mess up bruning or you dont want the game ne more you dont have to waste a cd

    well thats my $0.02 worth for the night
     
  7. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    Get Verbatim disks and burn at 4x or lower and all should be good,

    Shadow
     
  8. cdubb213 thread starter macrumors member

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    I was thinking about buying verbatim disks but someone told me it doesn't matter what name brand I use. Also, does it matter what format I use -/+.

    Lastly to everyone I don't download games from the net, not because it is illegal, but the games sometimes have glitches and flaws. HA HA!

    Thank you!
     
  9. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yep it the disk dye that's important rather than the branding.

    Ritek G05 dye is very reliable. Dont go for CMC MMC, Infosmart dye based discs as they are'ntgreat on the ps2.

    For more details check online disc retailers who list the dye type on the disc as finding out at reatil store is next to impossible.

    blankdiscshop.co.uk or burn-media.co.uk list the discs and the dye type on them.
     

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