DVD Burner or Time to get BD burner
Was curious if the DVD burners are a thing of the past as I see BD burners dropping in price. Any difference in load/seek times if playing from a disc? Does the Blu Ray drive speed things up? Is M-disc going to become the new standard or a simple gimmick.
It depends if you plan on backing up data on Blu-Ray blank media. Verbatim single layer 25GB BR discs costs $24 for a spindle of 20 which actually is not bad at $1.20 per disc.
However, Verbatim dual layer 50GB BR discs are very expensive. At $85 for a spindle of 10, that works out to $8.50 per disc.
If you have that much data that you want to backup then buying a BR burner would be worth it.
Got it thank you! No, I rarely will burn data. I perhaps do it once or twice a year (burn some music or a powerpoint lesson plan). My system is a gaming system so I keep no important data on it. If I buy a new HDD or something fails; eh, I just reload the game. I thought BD players perhaps lower seek/load times. Wishful thinking ay???
This is my DVD Burner:
LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH22NS30 - OEM