Product Type: Verbatim in Removable Media
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No Coasters Here - Just your Data
Verbatim DVD-R 4.7 GB 8x
Member Name: Tolteca
Verbatim DVD-R 4.7 GB 8x
Date: 25/09/12, updated on 20/12/13 (24 review reads)
Advantages: Preserves and backs up your files.
Disadvantages: Take care not to breach copyright using them.
These are my first choice for burning video to DVD. This means that I can watch it on my telly and/or I can give a copy to my elderly parents who prefer to watch family events on the big rather than the small screen.
You can use them to back up photos, home movies or any other precious and irreplaceable data which can be lost with the laptop or in my own case when my external hard drive for the old computer literally went up in smoke. You get 4.7GB of data per shiny disc, so that is a lot of photo or film which can be saved from theft or computer failure.
Most modern desktop or laptop computers come with the ability to burn DVD's. If yours does not, an external or internal DVD burner is not expensive and well worth it when data can be so easily lost forever. Windows and Mac computers both burn DVDs and most nowadays come equipped with the software to do so. Failing that, burning software can be found and bought easily on the internet.
With a computer which burns DVD's, just pop one of these discs into your computer and let it work its magic. Because magic it is. One disc will hold a movie's worth of video. Backing up movies software is around and invaluable for children's favourite DVD's which tend to suffer a lot of tough handling. Backing up the DVD to these blanks gives the kids their favourite film to watch and saves you having to keep buying replacements.
It is, of course, essential to be careful of copyright law and only back up what you own and only where it is allowable and legal.
But these DVD-R's allow backing up movies or data without producing the unusable if shiny, shiny coasters which lessor brands of blank DVDs can do. The brand uses premium dyes in the plastic disc to produce sharp, clear and reliable results which last and last.
As will your precious memories when entrusted to these beauties.
The price for a stack tends to vary. They do come in varying burning speeds but 8 or 16 times are the ones you will see most often in supermarkets, PC sheds or online. I usually buy a stack of 50 for £9.99, though you will see them up as high as £18.99. Avoid the expensive times. £9.99 always comes round or can be found at Amazon.
They come shrink-wrapped in a hard plastic case, which keeps them together, clean and unscratched in transit. The hard plastic spindle and cover can both be recycled. Once burned I use paper DVD containers but other options for storage are available.
If you are looking for blank DVD's to back up your files head to this brand - you won't regret it.
Which is more than can be said for some of the competition.
Summary: The answer to backing up your files.