Blank media (DVD-R) what is a good brand?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by WilliamBos, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. WilliamBos macrumors member

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    Hi All,

    Just burnt a CD of stuff for a friend, brochures and manuals. Went to burn a DVD of pics from Truckworld, and no matter what disc I grabbed, it will not burn them. Are Memorex blank DVD-R's junk? Looks like I got an entire spindle of Duds.

    What brand do you folks use? DVD-R or DVD-RW? My friend is using PC, so no matter what brands, they will work for him, right?
     
  2. Jb07 macrumors 6502

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    I've always used Memorex and never had a problem with them. Maybe there is something wrong with your DVD burner? I couldn't see getting a whole batch of bad DVDs.
     
  3. WilliamBos thread starter macrumors member

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    It said it was a media error. 0X8002006E was the error number.

    I burnt a CD just fine.
     
  4. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Although not on a mac I had a similar issue on my DVD recorder. I tried a few brands but no joy. I then read on a different forum to try giving it a clean. Used one of those CD's with the little heads on and it worked fine.
     
  5. WilliamBos, Mar 25, 2013
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    WilliamBos thread starter macrumors member

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    Just an update, spoke to some people at the local apple store, bought a cheap external cd rw/dvd rw, works great.

    Not going to bother getting it fixed.

    It will play both cd/dvd, burn cd's, but not dvd's.
     
  6. phoenixsan macrumors 65816

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    Some.....

    burners are more sensitive than other to brands. And some brands are in el cheapo side and others are quality brands. I usually uses TDK, Maxell, Sony and even HP, without problem. I go outside this short list? No easily or willingly...:D


    :):apple:
     
  7. WilliamBos thread starter macrumors member

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    Ever use the apple brand??
     

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