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Old Feb 21, 2004, 05:03 PM
Ballisticbane Ballisticbane is offline
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Unhappy Why dont these DVDs work?

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I have tried Bulpak Orange and Datawrite DVDs to backup my DVD collection, but every burning software says that they are a bad medium???

I have tried a Datasafe Media DVD-RW and this has worked on numerous occasions perfectly fine?

What is the problem? Have I bought yet another bad batch of disks???
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Old Feb 21, 2004, 05:06 PM
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The error message also says Incompatible Format!
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Old Feb 21, 2004, 05:42 PM
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Well you bought two of the worst quality discs out there. Bulqpaq and Datawrite have a long history of problems for people, it doesn't pay to be cheap with media. Try Ritek DVD-R and if that doesn't work then go with Taiyo Yuden or Apple.
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Old Feb 22, 2004, 05:11 AM
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Yep .... as jester said .... go for Riteks.

As for "Incompatible Format" ..... are you sure that you are sticking to the correct disks .... i.e. -r's or +r's ... or is this a dual format burner ?

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Old Feb 28, 2004, 06:02 PM
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105 according to the sig...

It can't just be the media though. Bulkpaq/Datawrite are bad but they're not generally unusable (not on a 105 anyway, and not usually two batches at once!!). Problems usually arise once you try to read the discs back on a picky reader rather than the burn itself.

Try burning at 2x, and see if that improves matters.

I suspect you *may* have a driver issue, but try a good media (not Ritek for the purposes of testing because they're susceptible to bad batches as well... try a single Verbatim 4x jewel cased disc).
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Old Feb 28, 2004, 06:36 PM
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Missed the 105 in the sig. Given that and the error "Incompatible Format", it still makes me wonder if the new batch might be +r's.
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