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Verbatim - Double Layer DVD+R DL 8.5GB 8x 20pk Spindle - Blue/Purple-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 414 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    These are excellent DL-dvds, love Verbatim.

    Posted
    scoot
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    Needed some dl discs to back up some original media. I was stoked to see they had Verbatim instead of memorex. Not that they aren't decent, but I've always has stellar results with verbatim. Only reason I gave them average score was because 20 of them were more expensive than 25 recordable blurays. Can't really figure that one out. That's 8.5GB to 25GB, maybe the demand is high for those dl's cause I used to be able to get them at a few different places in town but now best buy is the only one to carry them. In my opinion it's worth the extra cash to be able to make an uncompressed backup and have it come out better than the original. If a disc is scratched to where it has errors, I've found a good solution can be burning a backup. The new disc will play fine. Then you have to destroy the backup if you rented it. But at least you got to watch you movie without all the tracking errors that can make a movie unwatchable, Sometimes if I get a bad one I'll have to resurface it multiple times, run a lens cleaner in drives/player and I can usually get a temp back up out of it. So reason for average rating was that the were pricey. Guess I better get a rewritable bd drive soon, I mean if I can buy 25GB discs for less and record on then seems pretty good to me. Not sure if current system will be getting that anytime soon, Been planning on using my vid card slot (slim) for a usb 3 + c card to hopefully run an external bd writter. It'll cost a bit and may be hard to find specific card. But I think It'd be worth it longrun. Have to get new software as well so I'd be around 3 bills I guess to be able to do what you want the blurays. And I guess save money buying blank bluray since their cheaper than dl-dvds. unless that was a fluke...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Check compatiblity

    Posted
    VipersHardware
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    As most Verbatim disk go these dual layer disks are no different, there are many DVD Burners/Writers out there that simply don't like something about Verbatim disks, it could be the foil that they are made with, or a coating, or one of a dozen different things. I can tell you that they seem to work well in most LG, and Samsung DVD-RW's but they do NOT seem to work so well in Sony, NEC or Lite-on DVD-RWs so maybe try a smaller pack first to make sure they work as i coaster-ed over 25 while testing on different drives. Additionally these 8.5GB dual layer disks are a fairly good deal when on sale and safely hold about 8.1GB of data, do not expect to be able to over-burn these like you can with many of the dual layer Memorex disks, which are the brand disks that i would recommend as they work in pretty much any DVD-RW, play in just about any DVD Player and in most case can be slightly over-burned with the right software. Enjoy, and happy backing up.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    THE WORST BUY IN MY LIFE!!!

    Posted
    Anonymous

    I heard that this was a great brand to use out of all the others, so i wanted to try it. I waited until it was on sale. When it finally was on sale for the 20-pack, i immediately bought it so i can transfer all of my data files and videos. I was wrong! This was the worst buy in my life! Out of the 20 discs, only 5 worked! And I still didn't get to copy all of my data files! I was extremely angry that I wasted over $30 dollars for this useless product! I only wished that I kept the receipt so I can return it to get my money back! The message kept reading error again and again, especially when it was half-way done, it kept messing up! And I couldn't reuse it again! I really regret buying this and I always will! I much rather would've bought the Memorex discs. Not for making DVDs but I bet it would've worked for data transfer. Friendly warning: Do not use this product!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product

    Posted
    MacsHacksInc

    While these discs are MII, they are lower quality than those MIS. It is still possible to backup all data without any problems. Not even one problem burning data. Recommend using ImgBurn(free app) to burn all data. Highly configurable, and it's 100% free. The program seems to like these discs over others I have tried. Tip: burn at slower speeds (2x, 2.4x). It may take a little longer, but there is a 99% chance of no errors and the disc will be read much easier when using across different platforms and disc drives.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't let anyone fool ya these are the best period

    Posted
    DustKrust

    The absolute best media out there. Hand picked off a line to ensure no defects. If you get a fail half way through its because your drive either is bogus, your drivers are not working properly (try reinstalling or using an older whql), or your i/o on the motherboard is not working properly. I am a professional IT guy and trust me when I say there are a ton of things that could effect your drive and communication with the os, that's why people get failed burns. In short VERBATIM media is the best. if it fails its because you've failed somewhere making sure your PC is running its best.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An excellent choice to store your DVD home movies

    Posted
    Tempest
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    WARNING: These discs may not work with DVD-R DL single format burners (DVD+R DL or multi-format is guaranteed to work). Let me start by saying I've used many Verbatim products in the past 22 years and they’ve never failed me. As a mentioned in the summary this product is a great choice for DVD format, however if you've already upgraded to Blu-Ray format I highly recommend purchasing this BB product instead: https://tinyurl.com/jayp8kw . Both products I stated above are excellent choices for either format, especially when on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great, no defects out of 18 burned

    Posted
    KvG347
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    We didn't have many options when we picked these up. They all work so far and the read and write were quick on all of our burners. Also, no compatibility issues whatsoever with our client's laptops where the finished (copied) DVDs end up being used. We also write DVDs with an external USB 3.0 DVD writer and that one could read and write these all day long too. Overall, we are very happy with these double layer DVDs and will continue to buy more when we run out of them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Product. However 2.4X not 6x

    Posted
    chaseme51

    I bought these dvd+r dl thinking that these were a great brand that were on sale. I had burn failures due to a setting of 6x. It was partly my fault that I did not look at the disks closely. I buy this brand all the time, the 6x version. Thie packaging looks the same, the disk look the same, very confusing. Best buy did exchange the disks after I told them what happened. They are advertising these disks as 6x they are not. They are 2.4 times max.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but worth it.

    Posted
    SqueakH21

    I use these discs to backup a certain kind of DL-DVD discs and they work the best out of all the discs I have used. I haven't used very many different brands but the one I had tried before didn't work. I did some research on forums and everyone said that these are the best for my BackUp needs. If you just want to back up some data from your pc I would think that the cheaper discs would work. I only use these discs because I have to for what I am doing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dual Layers gets the job done!

    Posted
    PapiGonzalez
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    After a Windows update in Nov 2017 my 1 year old laptop stopped working. Wouldn't boot. No login. No nothing. Luckily I had another system with windows 10 on it. I was able to make an image disc from my desktop and used it to reimage my laptop. The windows image was about 6 gigs and a standard DVD would only support 4.5 gigs (or so). These Dual Layer (DL) she's support up to 8 gigs and handled the job with no problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Dual Layers on the Market

    Posted
    FLhd

    The dye that Verbatim uses in most of their blank media is of much higher quality than some of the other brands on the market. The new Memorex dual layers produce many more errors compared to the Verbatim products. I download Xbox360 backups and burn them to dual layers via my Toshiba notebook and have nothing but success with the Verbatim media.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Check your writer before buying

    Posted
    milohajek
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    These disks are at a pretty good price but you quickly find out why. There are a lot of writers that do not work well with these disks, i do not know yet what the issue is but if you have some certain writers they will coaster 4 out of 5 disks, but if you have a compatible writer then they work very well and they play in most set top players. I would recommend Memorex DVD-R's if you want really hassle free backups

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great DVD+R when you need space

    Posted
    adrianrciii
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    The Verbatim - Double Layer DVD+R DL 8.5GB was a great choice for the job I needed it to do. As a photographer I take a lot of pictures and need to be able to store them safely and also share them with my clients. I didn't want to have to separate the pictures onto multiple DVD's and this was a great option to keep all the pictures together.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great but pricey

    Posted
    MRLee
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    going to Best Buy to purchase a set of burnable DVDs is saying a bit about yourself. But really, even though they were expensive, every once and while you can't wait a day or two for a box to show up, sometimes you need them immediately. I would recommend this brand if you have to pick them up in store immediately, always reliable, and compatible with most burners and playback devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worked as it should have

    Posted
    Gav32
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    I bought these to back up a work computer. I wanted to use a small number of discs. I bought the one with the most capacity on the disc that I could see in the store. These worked just fine. I was able to transfer data from a failing hard drive to a new hard drive. My only complaint was that I only needed about 10 discs. There was only a package of 4 or this package of 20 in the store that day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    if you need a DL dvd these work fine

    Posted
    JeremyR
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    There really isn't much to say about it. They're DL DVDs and they work. Just like with any disk you're going to come across some bad ones (I haven't found any yet in this batch). My only complaint is I only needed 3 disks... and I sure wish my best buy had carried a 10 disk option instead of 20. That made it a pretty penny for 3 disks...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    Posted
    JoseQ
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    Sometimes you need a little more space than what a regular DVD-R can provide. I was downloading the ISO media to install the latest version of Windows 10 and lo and behold, it doesn't fit on a 4.7GB disc anymore! It's why I love Best Buy. I can just drive there and get the one item I need right away.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    When you need physical media

    Posted
    Josh
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    Funny to see how much is going to the cloud but when you need actual physical media it’s nice to not have. The best part is that instead of having to wait 2 days or more to have this delivered I was able to get it that afternoon. Needed this for work and was able to get the job done that same day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best Quality DL Disc

    Posted
    thunderbrain
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    Although the price is a bit high for a dual layered disc, don't let it scare you from buying this brand since it is the most reliable one out there. Burning at either 2.4x or 4x will net you awesome results every time. I have found some reliability issues while burning at 8x but anything lower will always net you a successful burn.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    In stock and ready to rock!

    Posted
    r8ter
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    I was elated to find this product in stock at my local best buy. Needed these for a last minute project I was working on and they worked well. I looked all around and couldn't find any stores that had this in stock except for Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend