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Old 04-12-2016, 09:44 AM
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Optical Quantum 25GB 6X BD-R 50 Packs Spindle Blu-ray Media Logo Top Model OQBDR06LT-50


+ USD $11 off with promo code EMCETFG53, ends 4/18 $14.99

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Very good price, $16/50 = $0.32/disk. DVD equivalent = $0.064/disk

I just finished burning off ~25 disks while I've been doing taxes. I like burning the 6X disks at 4X so they burn at constant speed on my burners. As usual, no problems and they all verified correctly. Although it's a good price I still have hundreds of blanks from the last sales. If we've learned anything it is that these disks are always going on sale at some time or another.

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Browsing through Amazon I just found the best deal I've seen for 50GB BD-R DL.

Optical Quantum OQBDRDL06LT-10 6X 50 GB BD-R DL 10-Disc Spindle

$18/10 disks is just the right price & quantity for me to buy for experimentation so I bit. I think this is one of those short-lived Amazon deals that pop up and I just happened to hit it.

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For those of us dinosaurs still burning DVDs Amazon has had pretty good prices as of late for the good AZO Verbatims. ~$21.50/100 or about the same price/per in the 50 spindle($10.80/50) both have free shipping on orders over $50 or of course for Prime members.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...s=verbatim+dvd
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For those of us dinosaurs still burning DVDs Amazon has had pretty good prices as of late for the good AZO Verbatims. ~$21.50/100 or about the same price/per in the 50 spindle($10.80/50) both have free shipping on orders over $50 or of course for Prime members.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...s=verbatim+dvd
Checked your link and saw two model numbers listed.Both are the same price.Am unfamiliar with Verb #97460...worried they might not come from Taiwan or Japan and might be the "bad" Verbs.
I'd really like to know where the #97460's are made....if they're the "good" Verbs made in Taiwan/Japan i'd like to add them to my list of trusted discs.
Online search found that the #97460's are "supposed" to be the same as #95102's ,just packaged differently...but that can't be verified.

So...don't know if i should risk buying the #97640's ,not knowing if they're the "good" Verbs or not (depends what country they ship from),...OR should i just stick with the #95102's ...cuz I know they're made in Taiwan and will be the "good" Verbs.....if my luck holds up.
But for the price i better make my decision on the QT...cuz that price won't last long.

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I guess i found the answer to my question.Was gonna buy a couple of each (97642's/95102's).But When i clicked on Verb #95102 ,the Verb #97642 came up,so i went ahead and ordered a couple of them.When i get them i'll see the country of origin...but at this point i'm betting the 97642's and 95102's are indeed one in the same,and are made in Taiwan/Japan...and if they're not made in Taiwan/Japan....then I'll throw a hissy fit!!
If so then i can add a new number to my 'probably safe to buy' list of Verbs.
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AFAIK the only difference between the 97460 and 95102 is the 97460 has the better box that is far less likely to break than the 95102. I've used both and had very good luck with both although if the 97460 isn't more than a dollar more I'd rather order it as I've had a few issues with the 95102 spindles breaking during shipping.
When I said "good AZO Verbatims" I was more pointing out the fact that they were AZOs and not the inferior "life" series that I have had issues with in my standalone Panasonic DVD recorders.
Note I've seen this good pricing on Verbatim discs for several weeks at Amazon so I'm not sure if I'm just checking when they are low or if it's a lower pricing structure, of course with Amazon the price can change in a second with no warning so if you needed some, I doubt they'll get much cheaper
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AFAIK the only difference between the 97460 and 95102 is the 97460 has the better box that is far less likely to break than the 95102. I've used both and had very good luck with both although if the 97460 isn't more than a dollar more I'd rather order it as I've had a few issues with the 95102 spindles breaking during shipping.
When I said "good AZO Verbatims" I was more pointing out the fact that they were AZOs and not the inferior "life" series that I have had issues with in my standalone Panasonic DVD recorders.
Have had a fair number of 95102's shipped to me and never had a problem with breakage during shipping....knock on wood!!

There has been a long running problem with Verbs shipped from places like Sri-Lanka...Indonesia...the UAE and 1-2 other countries since ~2010..or so i've read.So when i think in terms of "good/bad" i usually think of country of origin...i won't even consider buying the "Life" series if it's been marked as such.I prefer the DLP Verbs which is what i usually buy...but the 95102's work well enough...especially considering the current price @$21.43?? per 100.
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The AZO's at Amazon have been holding steady at that $21.something price for quite a while. I keep them in my watch list in case of big price drop. I'm well stocked at this time.

The FFP, or frustration free packaging, is the way to go. Superior packaging keeps the spindles tight in the box and helps prevent damage during shipping.

My AZO's from Amazon have always checked out as Mitsubishi (MCC)
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The AZO's at Amazon have been holding steady at that $21.something price for quite a while. I keep them in my watch list in case of big price drop. I'm well stocked at this time.
Really??....the #95102's have been at $21.xx for a while??...guess i should keep better tabs on the 'other' Verbs.
I am always on the lookout for the Verb DLP's for lower prices but don't usually look for non DLP discs unless the price is too high for DLP's.
Have several 50ct. spindles of #95102's i bought cuz the price on DLP's was too high,and they play well too....maybe i'm tooo prejudiced in favor of DLP discs...
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RiDATA 25GB 4X BD-R Inkjet white hub-printable 50 Packs Spindle Disc Model BDR-254-RDIWN-CB50 15.00
Verbatim 4.7GB 16X DVD-R 50 Packs Spindle Disc with Advanced Azo Recording Dye Model 95101
  • $12.99
  • $7.99

WITH PROMO CODEEMCEJEJ43


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RiDATA 25GB 4X BD-R Inkjet white hub-printable 50 Packs Spindle Disc Model BDR-254-RDIWN-CB50 15.00
WITH PROMO CODE
EMCEJEJ43

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So including shipping that is a net $16 for the 50 spindle. That's a good price -- I've never used RiData BD-R but I wouldn't expect them to be all that different from Optical Quantum. Would be nice to know the media code. Are you getting any?

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Browsing through Amazon I just found the best deal I've seen for 50GB BD-R DL.

Optical Quantum OQBDRDL06LT-10 6X 50 GB BD-R DL 10-Disc Spindle

$18/10 disks is just the right price & quantity for me to buy for experimentation so I bit. I think this is one of those short-lived Amazon deals that pop up and I just happened to hit it.
Well this particular deal is gone -- for the 10 pack.
But for those interested in BD-R DL, the companion 25 pack is selling for $45 which is the same $1.80/disk.

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That's a good price -- I've never used RiData BD-R but I wouldn't expect them to be all that different from Optical Quantum. Would be nice to know the media code. Are you getting any?
I bought a 50-pack spindle of those at Micro Center. I've only burned half a dozen or so but I haven't had any trouble with them.

BD Disc Information:
Disc ID: RITEK-BR2-000
Disc Type: BD-R
Disc Size: 120mm
Disc Class: 0
Disc Version: 1
Number of Layers: 1
Layer Type: Writable
DVD Layer Present: No
CD Layer Present: No
Channel Bit Length: 74.50nm (25GB Per Layer)
Push-Pull Polarity: Positive
Recorded Mark Polarity: HTL
BCA Present: Yes
Maximum Transfer Rate: Not Specified
First PAA of Data Zone: 131,072
Last PAA of Data Zone: 1,658,494
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Thanks.
Ritek ID -- I should have guessed since they are a manufacturer.
Anyway, nice to have a recognizable name.

I just have so many blank OQ BD-R disks right now from other sales, I'm ashamed to count them all.
I've been burning a lot lately and was able to knock out a 50 pack -- but there are so many left in the cabinet.

Unfortunately, even with an i7 and SATA 3 disks I can't burn 2 BD-R at 4X at the same time.

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Unfortunately, even with an i7 and SATA 3 disks I can't burn 2 BD-R at 4X at the same time.
The discs are only 4X but my Pioneer BDR-209 writes them up to 10X. It's been a while since I used these discs so I just burned one. It was a 23GB iso stored on my server. I burned it on my desktop PC across the lan in under 12 minutes. It started out at 4X but it ramped up steadily and held at 10X for the last third of the burn.
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I thought burning at speeds beyond the advertised "spec" was an extremely risky thing to do
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I thought burning at speeds beyond the advertised "spec" was an extremely risky thing to do
You aren't going to damage any hardware but you might get some bad burns. If that happens try again at a slower speed.
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You aren't going to damage any hardware but you might get some bad burns. If that happens try again at a slower speed.
Meh.....

I'm happy at the speed I have, why have lowered confidence in the quality of the burn?

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Meh.....

I'm happy at the speed I have, why have lowered confidence in the quality of the burn?
If you like sticking to the advertised speed I won't try to talk you out of it.
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I thought burning at speeds beyond the advertised "spec" was an extremely risky thing to do
The only bad burn I've had on an Optical Quantum disk was when tried burning a 4X disk at 6X.
I use ImgBurn and run a verify cycle on each burn so it's not something that would go undetected.

I even burn my 6X disks at 4X. I like the constant burn rate I get with 4X vs. multiple ramp ups with 6X -- doesn't save all that much time.

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10+ years ago when I first started burning DVD's I purchased nothing but Ridata (DVD-5) due to their reputation.
At least half of them are bad today. Just sayin'.
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10+ years ago when I first started burning DVD's I purchased nothing but Ridata (DVD-5) due to their reputation.
At least half of them are bad today. Just sayin'.
BD-R are quite a bit different because they are a solid-state recording layer and not dye-based like DVD-R (with the exception of BD-R LTH which is all but dead). From early on, reports were showing little difference between the manufacturers and little reason to pay a premium price for a name brand like Verbatim.

i.e. the unknown Optical Quantum offered BD-R at half the price of Verbatim and gained a following. Lots of people have been using them and rating them on par with Verbatim. My earliest burns are 5yr old and play just fine. Verbatim has been forced to cut their BD-R price from $3/disk to <$1/disk.

I wouldn't be surprised if Ritek BD-R were just as good. I wouldn't have a problem buying them with a sale like this if I needed blanks -- which I don't.

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I wouldn't be surprised if Ritek BD-R were just as good. I wouldn't have a problem buying them with a sale like this if I needed blanks -- which I don't.
Thanks for the informative explanation on the differences in media. It cannot be repeated enough.
And yes, perhaps Ritek “solid state recording layer” is just as good as any other company manufacturing disks today and they are taking no shortcuts or cost saving measures that affect their long term reliability. BUT (as my post was intended to convey) I do not trust them since some of my prized media is now gone.
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I'm the same way with restaurants.

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Understandable. Once bitten, twice shy.
I'm the same way with restaurants.
Me too. That's why I burn restaurants at the recommended speed.

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Optical Quantum 25GB 6X BD-R 50 Packs Spindle Blu-ray Media Logo Top Model OQBDR06LT-50


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These OQ BD-R apparently go on sale in the $15-18/50-pack price range quite regularly.
That's good news.

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I finally broke open one of my boxes to try ands do a season compilation disk to clear off some of my TV stuff and see if I could make a working copy for my first gen Panasonic BD10a player. The disks burn fine at 4 to 6x speed in my LG combo HD DVD/BD 6x burner H20L but ther player mostly didn't like the file structures I made.
Was trying to get chapters and the start menu but best I could do was one big file with all the shows back to back so I quit wasting disks. I'm sure a newer player would play something I made just fine but this old dog is picky. I'll have to pick up a BDRW disk again or two so I can experiment to get a disk that my and other players will like.
Anyways the disks themselves burn fine even in my very old BD burner so a great deal for almost any Blu Ray burner out there. I have read their double layer disks will NOT work in my and many older burners and they have a list of what older burners wont work on their web site as well as many forums that tell what works and what doesn't in case anyone here is thinking of buying the dual layer versions if on sale.
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