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sorry to hijack a post, but im also looking for a new burner to be used to backup xbox 360 games? Ideally I want one that will burn 99% of the time with verbs, but also one that will have a decent success rate with other brands (ritek, cmc etc). I will be running it using IDE, any ideas?

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My Sony usb burner works great with cheap media and with the more expensive stuff.

 

That's all quite well for now, but what about a year or two into the future? Look around the site for graphs of some year old cheap CMC media and see how well it holds up. <_< Better to spend another 30% on a disc manufactured to last . :thumbup:

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My Sony usb burner works great with cheap media and with the more expensive stuff.

 

That's all quite well for now, but what about a year or two into the future? Look around the site for graphs of some year old cheap CMC media and see how well it holds up. <_< Better to spend another 30% on a disc manufactured to last . :thumbup:

I appriciate that verbs are the way to go in terms of 100% efficiency, but friends of mine have had a lot of success with various discs, including aones, riteks, cmcs and ricohs. if they last a year or more thats a risk some are willing to take. but in terms of cost, a case of 25 verbs will set you back £45, whereas a pack of 25 ricohs or riteks wont go over £20, so there is a considerable difference in price.

 

so with that in mind whats the best burner for the job?

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I appriciate that verbs are the way to go in terms of 100% efficiency, but friends of mine have had a lot of success with various discs, including aones, riteks, cmcs and ricohs. if they last a year or more thats a risk some are willing to take. but in terms of cost, a case of 25 verbs will set you back £45, whereas a pack of 25 ricohs or riteks wont go over £20, so there is a considerable difference in price.

 

so with that in mind whats the best burner for the job?

 

There is no perfect drive for that job, too many permutations/ mobo/chipset/media

 

Take your pick and hope for the best.

 

Or buy good quality media and decrease the risk

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I appriciate that verbs are the way to go in terms of 100% efficiency, but friends of mine have had a lot of success with various discs, including aones, riteks, cmcs and ricohs. if they last a year or more thats a risk some are willing to take. but in terms of cost, a case of 25 verbs will set you back £45, whereas a pack of 25 ricohs or riteks wont go over £20, so there is a considerable difference in price.

 

so with that in mind whats the best burner for the job?

 

There is no perfect drive for that job, too many permutations/ mobo/chipset/media

 

Take your pick and hope for the best.

 

Or buy good quality media and decrease the risk

Are NEC generally a good place to start? I was under the impression that not all DL burners will burn 360 games (even with verbs?)

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My Sony usb burner works great with cheap media and with the more expensive stuff.

 

That's all quite well for now, but what about a year or two into the future? Look around the site for graphs of some year old cheap CMC media and see how well it holds up. <_< Better to spend another 30% on a disc manufactured to last . :thumbup:

I appriciate that verbs are the way to go in terms of 100% efficiency, but friends of mine have had a lot of success with various discs, including aones, riteks, cmcs and ricohs. if they last a year or more thats a risk some are willing to take. but in terms of cost, a case of 25 verbs will set you back

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No drives can handle this job, imo. I've never used bad media.

btw, the media in Europe is way too expensive....

I can get 50 pack MIS MCC002 with only about �6 here in China. U can pay about �16.5 for Taiyo T01 100 pack media.

are Verbatim and Taiyo as reliable as each other?

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No drives can handle this job, imo. I've never used bad media.

btw, the media in Europe is way too expensive....

I can get 50 pack MIS MCC002 with only about �6 here in China. U can pay about �16.5 for Taiyo T01 100 pack media.

are Verbatim and Taiyo as reliable as each other?

 

In terms of quality, yes. AFAIK, europe raise the tax of media by a large margin. The high prices is the penalty......for each other.

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