[Newlug] 8.5GB DVD rewritable disc: fact or fiction?
richard.knechtel at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 03:10:18 CST 2008
I have a box of these "High capacity cdrs". They are a CompUSA brand. They
are 90 minute 850 meg CDR's. I couldn't get ANY of my burners to burn to
them over the standard 80 minute 700 meg. I even contacted the burner
manufacturers and was told their burner didn't and wouldn't support them.
And probably only a very small few would if I could even find any, because
they broke the red book standard. So I have a full box of these things
unused and I have had them sitting around for almost 10 years. Even my
newest lite-on dual layer burner and my plextor dvd burner won't even
recognize the higher capacity.
So take this as a buyer beware. Do your research -before- you buy any
recording medium that says it will hold more than what 99% of the other
mediums hold. Make sure that your burner or ANY burner for that matter
At 07:14 PM 1/30/2008, GaveUp wrote:
>Not having followed the links this reminds me of higher capacity cdr's I
>read about years ago. If I recall this was done by modifying the drive
>so it wrote smaller "blocks" on the disc (Shorter wavelength maybe?)
>I'll look around and see if I can't dig up some info on these discs.
>On a completely off topic and not really that surprising but still
>"nifty" note, gcc versioning was found in the initial boot up code on wii's.
>gaveup at gmx.net
>Public Key: http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x959E3833
>Fingerprint: 9EA4 0D98 5371 2C0B A0D6 B850 F2F4 9AB6 959E 3833
>On Wed, 30 Jan 2008, telecomtom at vedatel.com wrote:
> > i'm looking for the following DVD medium:
> > http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/english/press/2007/vd-w85a.pdf
> > "The new products have a single sided recording capacity of 8.5GB, which
> > is similar to the single-sided Dual Layer DVD-R discs and 1.8 times
> > recording capacity of conventional single-sided DVDs. In addition to the
> > space saving advantages provided by the new DVD-RWs, superior operability
> > is attained through deletion and rewriting of data. The new DVD-RW discs
> > are both economical and environmentally friendly as they can be reused
> > repeatedly."
> > anybody ever bought one of these things? they were supposed to be on the
> > market as of august 2007 but i haven't found any.
> > the company that makes them is Victor of Japan:
> > http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp
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