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High-quality double capacity storage from a high quality manufacturer
on 13 October 2017
In view of the way this comments section to all versions of Verbatim blank DVDs, please note that this review relates only to Verbatim's DOUBLE LAYER 8.5GB DVD+R disks -- that is: DVDs with twice the usual capacity.
DVD+R DLs seem nowadays to be in short supply, with many a high street retailer no longer offering them (or, in more than one case, charging more than £2 a disk.) A pity, because as a storage medium, the DLs are excellent for home movie compilations, it being the case that as often as not, the limit is exceeded when writing to a standard disk: there's nothing more frustrating than to have Ashampoo's superb Burning Studio report that a proposed project has just, but only just, exceeded the standard DVD+ or DVD- limit, and that two rather than one disks are required.
I try to keep my little stock of DLs topped up with the product from Verbatim, it being the case that this company's manufacturing standards are such that I've never yet encountered a single coaster -- not something that can be said of other brands. My now fairly-ancient external Sony DVD writer has always worked perfectly in Double Layer mode, and never had the slightest difficulty with Verbatim's product, whilst the Ashampoo software -- always set to burn at the slowest speed with post-burn verification -- has never encountered a problem. Equally, no DVD player of which I'm aware has had any difficulties in playing them.
Highly recommended then for those who wish to archive their home material or share it with others without having to resort to a plethora of limited capacity disks, and definitely worth purchasing now while stock is still available from Amazon and / or Amazon sellers.