- Brand Name: Verbatim
- Model Number: 95123
- Media Type: DVD+R DL
- Size: 240Min
- Item Package Quantity: 1
Verbatim 95123 DataLifePlus 8.5 GB 2.4x White Inkjet Printable DVD+R DL Discs, 20 Disc Spindle
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- 8.5 GB of storage capacity on a single-sided disc--No need to flip the disc
- Supported by high speed Double Layer writers, up to 6X speed. Burn 8.5GB in approximately 17-19 minutes, saving up to 25 minutes per burn
- Full-color, high resolution, photo-quality printing
- Superior ink absorption, excellent ink drying time
- Compatible with inkjet disc printers from Epson, Primera, Microboards, Rimage and others
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I ran the Verbatim discs through DVDInfo Pro and it came back with write speeds of 2.4, 4.0, and 8.0 (see picture.) The box mine came in says "up to 6x speed," so you MIGHT be able to push it to 8x with a high speed drive.
For everyday, general consumer use you should find that these discs will give you a high quality, dependable burn. Some may ask if they are archival quality, and I have to say that my guess is 'no.' Unless the disc specifically says "archival quality" then I would assume that they are standard discs (which have been found to deteriorate over time.
I highly recommend these discs for your approved DVD+R DL burner. (Remember to check the media compatablitly of your drive BEFORE you purchase these discs or any other disc! See your drive manufacturer's website for details.)
I've tried Ritek, both Ritek labeled and Memorex labeled. The Riteks are okay, but only burn at 2.4, and I've had at least one bad burn. The memorex labeled Riteks were terrible, with only about a 20% yield, over three different burners, including a Memorex DVD writer. Memorex did send me a replacement spindle from their warranty site. The replacements seem to yield around 90% - much better than the original batch.
I was very nervous about these, because of the higher price and the "2.4x" burning speed.
I was able to burn these at "8x" (it was a valid option for me in Nero, I didn't have to do anything special to trick it or force it into the higher speed).
Even a 8x I have has PERFECT RESULTS with these, while the other brand (advertised to be 8x) struggled even when I tried slower burn speeds.
Technically this DESERVES 5 STARS, but it really hurts to pay close to $3/disc. Ouch. That's why I dropped it down to a 4-star rating. But I love inkjet-printable discs, I needed dual layer for this project, and a good $3 disc is better than a $2.50 coaster.
FYI - My burners at NEC ND-3520A and ND-3550A. Other burners may have different results, so always test before you order massive quantities of any brand of blank discs.
So far all I've done is print on one of these so I can report on print quality but not failure rates.
In case this is useful to others, here are the settings I used with my Epson Stylus Photo R3000 (UltraChrome K3 pigment based ink) and the Epson "Easy CD" software that came with it:
- Inner diameter: 36mm
- Outer diameter: 119mm
- "CD/DVD Premium Surface - PK" (photo black ink, not matte)
- Everything else default
The alignment on my printer was within 0.5mm without any adjustments. (I'm crudely estimating it was off by 0.2mm in one axis and 0.4mm in another, not enough for anyone to notice anything.) Setting the software for 36mm-119mm covered the entire printable surface.Read more ›
I've used Verbatims in various formats over the years, and have had no trouble with them, using primarily a Panasonic and Pioneer burner. I now have disks that are seven or eight years old that have backed up files, and they're still readable. The Riteks and the Memorex's, however, are showing high failure rates, and some of those disks are only 3-5 years old. This makes them useless for anything longer than a few years. I've seen some people say disks that were only a year or two old would no longer read.
I should mention that the reason for the four instead of five stars is that Verbatim has licensed its technology to a number of offshore manufacturers and their quality just isn't up to the old Verbatim standards. It could have been only three stars because it seems there are more of these lower quality disks floating around than the true Japanese made ones, so be careful. If there were only Japanese made Verbatims out there I would still rate them five stars.
As I mentioned, I've been reading up and doing some research on optical media since I need something reliable, and the cdfreaks forum on the web and a couple of other blogs where people discuss optical media are good sources of information, and people are reporting that the non-Japanese Verbatims often have problems. So stay away from those and make sure you get the true Japanese ones. Those will say so on the package.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
great dvds to back up your xbox 360 games price is okay especially if you look out for when they go on salePublished on January 15, 2014 by M dulku
These work perfectly to create some back ups of some dual layered Dvd's that I had. I would recommend these if you need to back a dual layer dvd and would like to put the same... Read morePublished on January 6, 2014 by Rob
These are not my favorite discs for normal output, but if I have a problem with burning a specific AVCHD or high volume DVD, I can use these for testing the media I am using. Read morePublished on December 25, 2013 by easytimes
No coasters so far. Labels are printed with a Canon inkjet printer and look nice. Highly recommended. Will buy again.Published on November 5, 2013 by Noel B. Aala
Not perfect, like all DVDs you get some bad burns. However, good quality, good price and I'm happy with my purchase.Published on October 27, 2013 by Chris Claire