Tests of DVD media are still a hot topic of the day. There are just too many brands on the market, and it’s just impossible to check them all at home to find the best ones due to time as well as money considerations.
We, at X-bit labs, are trying to do our best to assist you with your choice and are offering you our next review of DVD media. The immediate reason for our writing this review is the arrival of the new generation of DVD-R discs that permit burn speeds up to 16x. That is, DVD-R now stands even with DVD+R in this respect. Of course, we’ve added media of other types, too. Particularly, we have retested some discs we wrote about in our article called Ultimate Testing of Recordable DVD Media Discs.
We have tried to respond to your feedback to these earlier articles by using the capacity of the media more fully and employing more optical drives in our tests. So, this time we don’t only evaluate the quality of DVD media, but will also get some knowledge as to the burn quality of these optical drives.
Let's take a look at our testbed and the burners we used for our tests.