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- Rating: (2.5) based on 99 reviews
- Manufacturer: Memorex
- Model: 32025712
- UPC: 044357057126
Memorex 32025712 Customer Reviews
Excellent product and perfect resolution quality.
Product pricing us fair. Usually in stock for same day pick up. Fair selling price. Recording quality as well as sound quality is outstanding. Storage is perfect and the ease of use is outstanding. Durable for daily use.
Review by Hbrasil ().
NO PROBLEM HERE
I really like the Memorex DVD+R DL. I use in my Mac to produce HD DVD without any issue.
Review by RickM1953 ().
Two blank DVDs. Two DVD creation software suites. Two unusable slugs. When I picked this package of 25 blank 8.5GB dual layer DVDs for $30 I thought it was a great deal. That is, until I got home and could not create video DVDs without playback errors when using this brand. I would not recommend Memorex DVDs to anyone.
Review by Animata ().
Terrible! Only 5 of the DVDs burned. Worst product ever!
Review by rmj2 ().
I just had to comment because all these people had negative comments. I shop by reviews alot so I figured I would share. I read all of them mostly and also read reviews on the verba/whatever you call it. Still I decided to give memorex a shot becasue I have disk that are over 15 years old that still work. I got home and burned my first disc at 6x speed because I saw somewhere in the comments that speed might of lead to a disk failure and to much of my happiness it burnt without any problems. The problem with some of you people having bad burns could be that 1. You are multitaking while the disk is burning. 2. Your firmware is not upgraded on your dvd burner 3. You need to restart your computer. 4. Your burner is some older one that is not working wit these disks or you don't have a dual layer recorder all together And finally 5. You are burning at too high of a speed, I am going to try burning at 8x speed and let you know if I have any problems. For the restart one. I said that becasue sometimes a program in the background that you may have closed might be interupting your burning software program. I have had bad burns before on the 4.7 gb disks and then restarted and it burned fine after that.
Review by jdonny ().
A great product.
Works fine, letting me burn anything I want. Great capacity. I burn at as slow a speed as I can stand to ensure a good disc. No issues.
Review by sleeeves ().
Memorex DL Discs are Terrible
Unfortunately I purchased Memorex DL discs on numerous occasions when they were on sale. The best success I ever experienced was probably a 60% burn rate. I believe my last batch was approximately 30% successful. I thought it was because I didn't have high cost dvd burners, then I did more research and discovered it was the discs. I purchased Verbatim 96577 8.5 GB 2.4x-6x Double Layer Recordable Disc DVD+R DL, 50-Disc Spindle and have burned several in my first batch. I have yet to have a failed burn with the Verbatim. Never see the Verbatim DL on sale, but they are still a better value.
Review by CamelByte ().
Does the Job
I needed the DL DVDs for large capacity storage, and these were the ticket
Review by FireKnight22 ().
DO NOT BUY THESE
Like other reviews, I have had the same challenges. Out of the 25-pack, I have managed to write to 3 in total. I expect to return them and get a refund/credit.
Review by RichardWM ().
If you own a MAC DO NOT BUY THESE!!!!!!
Tried to burn DL with every conceivable burning program, 3 macpro's and 1 imac and NO JOY!!!! Will not complete a full write. Researched all areas and everything says incompatible media.
Review by Hecrews ().
Won't buy these again!
I have gone through a 20 disc spindle of these and have had no success completing a burn. I have tried using three different DVD burners: internal on an iMac; internal on a MacBook Pro; and and external attached to the MacBook. I've done Google searches on the various error messages and tried several suggested fixes. But the bottom line from every support forum I've read is that the problem is incompatible media.
Review by AlphieG ().
Choose another brand.
Though most of the discs I recorded were fine, after 6 to 12 months, the discs, though properly stored, deteriorated to the point of being unreadable.
Review by TBecket ().
Burnt twice (but not the dvds)
I have purchased these Memorex dual layer dvds from Best Buy and another retailer. I have yet to get a single completed project using these discs. With the same project open on my machine I switched to Verbatim and got a perfectly recorded disc. I have used other Memorex products without problems but they have failed miserably at producing a usable blank dual layer dvd.
Review by JeffGr ().
"No problems whatsoever!"
Like a lot of you, I wanted to be sure I was getting the best possible DVD for my money as they can be quite pricey. I found these on sale and, despite reading mostly unfavourable reviews about these DVDs, picked up a 25-pk when they were on sale. My computer is ten years old (Pentium III / 512MB memory) but I bought them anyway. I have not had any problems at all with them. I normally burn at around a 4x speed and I believe that other people tried to burn them at too high of a speed (8x, 16x, etc...) which caused errors. Keep the speed low and you should not have any problems.
Review by MikeOverall ().
Had no problems
I have read a lot of people down rating these DVDs... I am not sure where the problem lies but I have used about 100 of these and getting ready go to buy another pack. I have only had one out of all of those be a bad burn. I was trying to play a game at the same time it was burning so I can not blame the disk for my error.
Review by Deepdivetc ().
People keep saying it must be the software or user error, but I tried Memorex on my MacBook Pro, a USB External Memorex(!) drive, on a Windows 7 PC with ISOBurn and Nero with no luck. I tried to lower the burn speed as well. I returned them for some TDK DVD+R DL discs and my image burned the first time, with no issues. Do yourself a favor and buy Verbatim...they use Mitsubishi media and they are very highly rated.
Review by ArrowDrums ().
Work very good, as they should.
No problems at all, I've burned about 18 DL DVDs using Nero 9. My DVD burner is a LITE-ON 8X IDE with lightscribe. I'm ready to buy more and I'll get the same thing again.
Review by DVDuser ().
Previous reviewers have commented that those who get coasters using this media must be using bad recording software. This is not the case. I have tried burning to these disks with Nero 6, Nero 8, and Nero 9 with all the latest software updates, as well as Roxio 6, and the latest version of Infra Recorder. I have tried with three different DVD DL burners, each after installing the latest firmware updates and drivers. These DVD drives were in three different computers, with Windows XP and Windows 7, after fairly recent installs and after installing the most recent OS updates. I burned at 2x speed, disabled any screen savers, and always keep clean running systems with no bloatware. Nearly all the disks failed either during the burning process or during verification. When I checked over the disks that failed verification, the files written to the second layer cannot be read. Only about 4 or 5 disks turned out all right, and even then only one of my DVD drives can read them easily. In the other drives, it can take up to 5 minutes before Windows even shows that a disk has been inserted. I have only tried one other brand for DVD+R DL media, and that was Maxell. That disk burned perfectly, but Maxell media is hard to find. The only thing I can think of that may be causing these memorex disks to fail is that all my DVD drives are older than 3 or 4 years old. If you have a brand-spanking-new DVD burner, these disks might yield more than a couple of successful burns. However, I believe that good media should have high compatibility and should be able to work on at least one out of three drives! It is worth it to buy memorex for less finicky media like CDs and single layer DVDs, but dual layer DVDs require the best manufacturing. Thankfully, Best Buy carries Verbatim DVD+R DL, so I will try those next.
Review by Dreamcass ().
Spend the extra for Verbatim
These Memorex dvd-r dl discs are just awful. 2/3's of my last batch did not work. I should have known better from my previous bad experiencewith them, but they were on sale. Stay away from them and spend the extra on Verbatim. I wish Best Buy would get another brand of DL dvd-r's and drop the Memorex.
Review by Bob94103 ().
No coasters yet and burned a bunch
I am using non commercial SW to burn DVD's and I've yet to have a problem that wasn't a direct result of operator error. Durability is TBD but they work as expected and that's all I can ask for.
Review by cwindfw ().
Although some have complained that they have had many, many coasters from these discs, I am inclined to blame failure on the software they used. A good value for the money, and, so far, no coasters.
Review by amedoc ().
I only used 8 or the 25 pack, and every single one became a coaster, which is convenient since my dog ate mine.
Review by valkrydrnhawaii ().
I can not rate this stuff since I have used only 3 CDs yet. Review of a CD is very hard. Sometime your CD writer is not good and you may blame the wrong stuff
Review by Shrigarg ().
At least I have somewhere to put my drinks
So I recently started making my own Games from ISO files for the Xbox 360 and i was stoked went to the nearest best buy and bought the 25 spindle took them home and recorded my first game. Sadly when I was playing the game it said that the Disk is unreadable i thought it was a bad burn but when i tried again with other disks and other ISO's I saw that this was not the case. Save the heartbreak and money buy Verbatims all Verbatims i have used to burn Iso's and other big files WORK
Review by carlitomanifico ().
Amazing, if you have a newer burner!
I think the reason why people have trouble with these discs is their burner itself. Like I said before, I have not had a single coaster out of 75 discs. I have an HP Elite with an internal burner, which is about half a year old. While Verbatims are probably a better bet for someone who hasn't used DLs before, this is definitely a better choice financially. Well done, Memorex. ;)
Review by Sponge52 ().
I make movies and the dual layer gives me lots of space and works better on my blu-ray than regular DVD's.
Review by AllenBestBuy ().
Miserable awful product
Literally 70% of these discs have had write erros or burn errors, my mac rejects them and my pc chocked on them, upon occasion when they burn they hold 8.5 gb, not worth the hassle. AMAZINGLY BAD
Review by QuintalDesigns ().
Not bad for the price
So far I've only had one coaster out of about 20 that I've used due to a write speed buffering error which I'm pretty sure was a bad disc since I was only writing at 2x. All of the others have turned out great. I'm using a new Macbook Pro with OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard,8x superdrive(rated at 2-4x for dual layer), and Roxio toast 10 Titanium. I noticed that these are not actually memorex discs. One of my 25 packs is ritek and I think the other pack is IBMP(not sure on this one). They are also not a full 8.5 GB. Looking at the disc info, it shows only 7.96 GB as writable. Toast compressed the dvd to fit so that's not really a problem. However, I have somehow written over 8.3 GB with no problems even though this disc says 7.96. The other issue is that the write speed is not 8x as advertised. Disc info says that it's 2-4x and Toast 10 confirmed that with it's automatic setting. I prefer to write at 2x anyway for better quality even though it takes longer. Overall, I would recommend these discs providing all of your software is up to date, you have a drive that is capable of writing dual layer discs, and keep the write speed under 4. Also, you may want to check to see if your drive is compatible with a certain manufacturer
Review by Novanate70 ().
Over a six month period, I purchased two of these Memorex 25-Pack 8x DVD+R DL spindles. Using 3 different DVD writers, an error often occured while writing more than half of the discs, rendering the discs no longer writable. The discs that successfully made it through the writing process, had errors during playback. All 3 DVD writers are successfully writing discs made by other manufacturers, but not the 8x DVD+R DL made by Memorex. Don't even purchase this product on sale, until this quality issue is addressed by Memorex.
Review by westhemess ().
i all was liked to use memorex. Never had any problems with the disks.
Review by rcy1984 ().
Do not buy! Waste of Money!
Wish I had read the reviews here before purchasing. The first 4 out of 5 discs gave me write errors, the 5th gave me read errors. I ahve gone thru (2) 25-pk spindles of Memorex DVD-R 4.7GB discs with no problems but these are junk!
Review by JDB64 ().
Waste of money and time
I agree with the poor reviews. Last time I used Memorex was about 2 years ago and up to that point I had good luck. Two years ago I had so many failed burns I thought the problem was hardware. I replaced my burner because I had previously had good luck with Memorex. After I installed the new burner I tried again and more failed burns. Now, I use verbatim even if the DL is a 2.4x, I would rather burn slow and not have a failed burn, it still saves time by not having to retry over and over. I found a link to a blank DVD quality guide which is obviously a valuable tool here it is: http://www.digitalfaq.com/reviews/dvd-media.htm
Review by Mymouse ().
Very good for the price
I see that lots of people are having issues with these discs. I have had maybe 3 failures out of 150 discs I've used. I was using these discs before the label change, and am still using them after the so called "update". Most of the failures I've had are user error or bad data. I am using a DVD burner that's less than a year old, and that may be why I see a little less failure rate than what other people are saying. I would recommend these discs to anyone with a newer burner. Even if you have a failure of one or two, you still come out ahead for the price.
Review by ChrisKick ().
Complete waste of time and money
These are truly the worst DVDs I've ever used. One bad disc after the other. Finally threw the whole spindle away out of frustration. By reading the reviews, most buyers have the same problem. Why won't Memorex fix it? I guess they're happy with a substandard product. I've had better value from an off-brand of dubious quality. At least in that case I only had a 50% failure rate. Memorex brand was totally unreliable any burner I tried. My only advise is: DON'T BUY MEMOREX. Buy ANYTHING rather than Memorex. Best Buy carries several other brands, so buy them. I've had great luck with HP, Sony, Maxell and Verbatim discs; all quality companies with great products.
Review by Joe12 ().
Bought these discs over a year ago and just tried to use them for the first time. They wont work in my burner maybe because it is 4 years old - last firmware available is 3 years old. Better have a new drive to use these discs. BTW- the drive is rated at 8x for DL discs.
Review by pjtec4 ().
Only one bad disc
Only one non readable disc out of the first 6 used
Review by baldeagle73 ().
Wait before buying
I'm not sure when Memorex switched to their current generation DVD+R DL discs but these new ones are not worth buying. I have been using Memorex DL discs since late 2008. Up until around May/June or so of this year I would have said they were excellent. However they switched something and these new ones are useless. If I'm lucky I get a successful burn percentage around 35%. Previously the same burners and software gave me 99.9% success rate and the .01% error was usually mine. I switched to Verbatim DL discs and am back to a 99.9% success rate, still with the same burners and software. I have to conclude that the error is with the disc not my equipment. The disc quality change happened at the same time that Memorex changed the Logo and styling that they put on the physical discs. When I see the old style discs, usually at another store I can't mention, I buy them and have good luck with them. However finding anything other than the new style now is virtually impossible, so stick with the Verbatims.
Review by NickB2009 ().
These are an awesome deal if you get them at 24.99 on sale, work on all the xboxs i have done and all my buddies. But when not on sale definitely go with the verbatims.
Review by boomer1204 ().
Just bought two five packs of these and didn't get a single good burn. Stick with the verbatim disks.
Review by hturman ().
Great deal and 0 coasters
I bought these discs in the store. When i bought them i thought they were normal dvdr. When i got home i realized they were dvdrdl, Which i have never heard of. But i decided to give them a try. I used all 25 of them up in 3 days. All 25 of them burned correctly. I was able to fit 5 movies per disc. And when played on my dvd player the quality is excellent. Before buying this product make sure that your dvd drive is able to burn dual layer dvds. I was lucky enough to have one that does burn them when i accidentally bought these.
Review by recasares ().
Definitely Not the Best Dual Layers for Xbox 360
I have a Xbox 360 with a flashed drive that allows me to play Xbox 360 backups. I download backups online and burn them to dual layers. Out of 3 packs of 25, maybe 4 or 5 have burned correctly. I thought it was my burner, but when ever I use the Verbatim or Sony Dual Layers the margin of error is far less and far more with the Memorex brand. Unfortunately the price of the Sony and Verbatim brands is far more, they never go on sale. The Memorex seems to always be on sale for about $23 to $24, but overall they are very low quality, especially for burning Xbox 360 backups.
Review by FLhd ().
Memorex doesn't work with Macs
I thought I was having problems with my Superdrive trying to burn some long videos and an error prevented three Memorex discs in a row from completing (a "communication" error). Then I read the Apple Support forums. It turns out that Memorex is so incompatible with Macs that Apple Store Geniuses (support personnel) give away Sony discs when people come in reporting a problem.
Review by Cyberoid ().
These work fine!
I read alot of reviews about how these fail all the time. They were on sale so I decided to try them. I bought a 25 pack and ALL 25 burned perfect! Not one fail. The people that have problems probably have a bad burner or the wrong software to burn with! Give em a try!
Review by doughboy567 ().
Very reliable discs
I have two burners on two separate machines, a Pioneer and a Philips. No problems at all burning dual layer, verified by Nero and worked perfectly on both machines.
Review by gunner13 ().
Dont get them no matter how good the price
SO MANY COASTERS! Seriously, do not buy them, i was only able to 3!!! dvds to work out of a 15 pack!, thats horible, dont get memorex, just a waste of money...
Review by A90176 ().
Stick with Verbatim
Has issues with discs. I have gone throught over 50 verbatim discs and no disc issues. I have just used 6 memorex and only 1 worked correctly. I use a low burn speed and leave the computer alone, still has issues. Stick with verbatim DL.
Review by Pollito ().
Buy another brand
Out of the last 10 dvd's i tried burning 7 were spit out with errors. I even tried converting the files to an ISO image and then burning it on the DVD, but 1 out of 3 got rejected. I would recommend buying another brand.
Review by Natkiss1 ().
Stop using low-quality writers!
I've been using a Lite-On burner with these discs for quite some time and not one has given me a problem ever. If you have a mid-range computer while burning on one of these, there's not much you can do while it goes with the process. As recommended a few times on different sites, DO NOT MULTI-TASK WHILE A DISC IS BEING WRITTEN!. Stop browsing MySpace or checking mail while a disc is burning unless you have a fairly good computer. One more thing, STOP WRITING AT MAX SPEEDS AND YOU WON'T HAVE COASTER DISCS! 2.4x - 4x is recommended.
Review by InfinitiProject ().
Not as bad as everyone says.
Most of the reviews you read are people burning them at too fast of a speed, if you burn these at 2.4x then 95% of them worked out great for me.
Review by BigMick ().
Best DVD+R's (when on sale)
Way to expensive at regular price, but they are the only DVD+R I use. When they do go on sale you'll find it was worth the wait. Though the pack of 50 was much more convenient, but I can't find those any more.
Review by wenger56 ().
Memorex DVD's are BAD
I go to play the disc in my DVD player and I get the digital blocks, DVD stops, skips. It just does not play. Clening the DVD optic's and disc does not help. I would say 75% of the disc I burm have to be done again and hope this one play OK.
Review by RPCharlotte ().
Hit or miss
I have purchased these brand several times before. But lately the last few spindles I buy have given me some to almost all coasters. So when it comes to amount you spend per disc. It isn't all that great. If you're looking for something cheap. Try these. You either have a bad batch or might have a good one. Hit or miss. If you're looking for reliability go with Verbatims. I have used all kind of brands and find them the best.
Review by Thav ().
Waste of Money and Time
I'm using a new aluminum 2.4 macbook with a superdrive and iDVD. Out of 5 tries 4 discs ejected with under 20 min. left after a 6 hr wait encoding. One disc finished but when you play it back in a DVD player it pauses for about a minute when changing layers.
Review by Zerbabilon ().
I'm near the end of my 2nd 25 ct. spindle and haven't had a coaster yet. The movies I've burned have played back flawlessly. For anyone having troubles with blank media, it's always a good idea to try another brand if a certain brand fails you. Failures usually are a burner/disc issue. Some burners just don't like some discs.
Review by NotDonald ().
Nice DL Media
I use IMG Burn with three different burners: Mad Dog DL burner, Pioneer DL burner, and whatever DL burner is in my Gateway computer. All have had sucessful burns with this media. I only buy these when they are on sale = about $1 per disc. That is still expensive compared to about $0.23 per disc for single layer. But when you have a large project or movie that you don't want to break up over multiple discs this DL media is just right.
Review by mrswla ().
KNOW WHAT YOU'RE BUYING
It should be said first, THESE WILL NOT WORK UNLESS YOU HAVE A DOUBLE-LAYER DVD BURNER. All of these reviews citing the product as non-functional or defective are sadly founded on ignorance. It takes a special type of DVD-Burner to be able to burn this 8.5 GB disks, most DVD-Burners only burn DVD+/-R, RAM, and CDs, so your burner would have to say it supports DVD+/- R DL as well to burn these properly. Please don't let the bad reviews scare you if you're considering buying this product; those giving bad reviews just didn't know what they were buying. That being said, with my DVD-DL burner, they work perfectly. Only bought them at Best Buy because they were on sale though, as I would normally buy through an online retailer =).
Review by Jack87 ().
I have burned countless dvds and cds on my computer and never had a problem, but so far only 6 of the 17 of these dvds have successfully downloaded. What happens is after burning, the dvd has parts (where there should be information) that is unreadable, so chapters of my movies are unreadable and it skips the chapter. Do not buy.
Review by McCon ().
don't waste your time
These are the worst disks I've ever used these are garbage, I originally tried to burn these at 4x didn't work, 2x didn't work even 1x didn't work and that was over a span of three days and about 7 disks. Luckily I kept my reciept, I'll stick to my Verbatim's instead.
Review by importandslab ().
Good buy and Great price
I have burned 15 DVD's so far and I have not encountered any problems what so ever. I don't know what software people are using that creates problems, but these discs are not laden with issues. They are a decent brand with a good history for reliability. Compared to Verbatim, which have a thicker feel to them, these feel a little thinner. However, I use protective cases for all my DVD's so this is not much of an issue. I burn a lot of DVD's and decided to try a dual layer disc. Saw these on sale for $20 and had to try them. I am very happy with my purchace and I will go back and buy more before the sale runs out. DVD burner I use : Lite-on 20x Burning software I use: Nero 7 Ultra Edition DVD Players I have: Panasonic and Philips *Also plays in my XBOX 360
Review by BurningMan77 ().
I wasted so much gas
I have used this brand a few times, well this last pack I bought I used a few out of it and decided to see if it worked in my dvd player, well it would play the beginning and then the screen went black so I was thinking ok mabe I messed something up.Well I tried it again and same thing so I said well let me try something different so I did and guess what same thing happened. Well I decided to look out the disc and see if I see something wrong with them, I look at the outer edgeds and they were bubbled from what I have no idea. Because of the bubbled it caused the dvds to get stuck in my dvd player and my computer.So I wasted gas to go pick them up in the store, and I had to waste gas to take them back to the store.I will have to waste gas once more because the store didn't have any other brands.Do not waste you time or money with this brand.
Review by pnutbutterprincess82 ().
Haven't had a problem with them and have been using them for years. Probably have burned well over a hundred DVDs with these and they have always worked great.
Review by alanj2011 ().
Not so good
I have used this brand in the 4.7 gig for over a year now.. used hundreds... not a single problem which is pretty amazing to me.. but with the 8 gig I would get about half way through the disks then I would get a lock up-freeze- jibberish- then off to the end of the movie deal... happened to more than one cd out of 5, and have never had this problem with the previous dvd's as I said.. coincidence? I'm thinking not and that these disks just are not up to the DL task. I am going to try another brand since reviews there seem to be fine so far.. Look for my review.
Review by 5430 ().
Excellent Quality Discs!
I've used Memorex Discs for years and they are the only DVD media that I will trust my data to and the new DL offerings are no different. The discs are compatible with a wide range of players and burners; the burn process is fast (depending on the hardware) and I hardly ever create coasters with this brand. My experiences with Maxell, Sony and Verbatim have been much different: All three produce coaster after coaster after coaster and the ones that do burn to completion won't play on external recorders or develop read errors from dye failure within six months of writing the discs. My experience has been excellent and I give this product the highest rating possible. Remember, the quality of the hardware that you use is just as important as the quality of the discs you use. You use cheap hardware (recorders, players, it doesn't matter); you're not going to get the performance that these discs are capable of.
Review by Psychosmurf ().
These discs would burn fine and play fine on my computer, but would not play on my dvd player.
Review by Shopper10000000 ().
Computer use only!
I used up several of these Memorex discs trying to burn a DVD that would play on my Sony DVD/VCR player. While they worked perfectly in playback on my computer, playback on the DVD player was very poor. The beginning of each disc played well, but quality degraded as the disc progressed until it would finally freeze up. I tried 3 different videos, so the problem was not my file. A different brand DL disc (and one of only two brands that I will rely on from now on!) worked perfectly on all machines. I'll use these up for storing material that I will play back on my computer (although I can't vouch for longterm viability), but if you're looking for DVDs that will work on a player connected to your TV, save your money.
Review by ggcooks ().