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Gigablock DVD+R DL 8x Blank Media

Gigablock DVD+R DL 8x Blank Media

Note: I had this post written since the summer, but somehow forgot to publish it. I apologize for my lateness on publishing it. Hi everyone, Today, I’ll show you the 50-pack Gigablock DVD+R DL media I brought on Amazon. This 50-pack cost about half the price of a standard 100-pack DVD+R spindle. They are rated at 8x. The discs do not come in a standard spindle, so you have to be very careful when opening it. They have a branded…

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Philips BD-R DL 10pk

Philips BD-R DL 10pk

Hi everyone, Today, we will be looking at the Philips BD-R DL White Inkjet Printable Blu-Ray Recordable media: These discs were at a surprising price of just $9 dollars on Amazon, so I picked up 5 spindles of these. These discs holds up to 50GB and are rated to be burnt at up to 6x. Let’s take a look at the disc surface and label sides: The discs have the Philips brand at the center of the disc. Also, we…

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Pioneer BDR-2212 Teardown

Pioneer BDR-2212 Teardown

Hi everyone, Today, we will be seeing a teardown of the Pioneer BDR-2212 Blu-Ray recorder. Like most PC Disc drives, a teardown is usually a very simple process. First, let’s take a look at the drive itself: Before attempting to open it, we must open the disc tray, so we’ll be able to remove the front faceplate: We will now flip the drive and remove each screw: And viola! We now have opened the drive: Its internals are very similar…

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Unboxing the Pioneer BDR-2212 Blu-Ray Burner

Unboxing the Pioneer BDR-2212 Blu-Ray Burner

Hi everyone, This last week, I ordered the Pioneer BDR-2212. It is a Blu-Ray burner capable of burning up to 16x on BD-R, 14x on BD-R DL, 8x on BD-R TL (BDXL TL) and 6x on BD-R QL (BDXL QL). My reasons to get this drive are the following: Curiosity: Pioneer has been a maker of high quality drives, but comes with a high price tag. I already own an old LiteOn iHBS112 and LG WH14NS40 that I’ve crossflashed to…

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My 2nd Batch of Used BDXL discs

My 2nd Batch of Used BDXL discs

On the past days, I wrote about having purchased an used spindle of 10 Verbatim BDXL discs. I mentioned that I had also ordered the same item again, but the used condition mentioned was “Like New”. Today, we’ll see my experience this time, which may or may not surprise you. The first thing is I received this item on an “Amazon Renewed” bag. The sticker is different from the “Amazon Inspected” one from my previous order: Visually looking, we can…

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The “Used” Verbatim BDXL discs

The “Used” Verbatim BDXL discs

Hi everyone, Yesterday afternoon, I received the “Used – Good” Verbatim BDXL discs that I purchased last week. Today, we’ll see exactly what these discs really mean and if they are really used. First, we see the item arrived on a bag. Visually inspecting it from the bag it seems the packaging itself looks good. Indeed, it all looks good, except it isn’t really wrapped like new items are, so the spindle was actually opened already. The spindle package looks…

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Buying Used BDXL discs. What to expect?

Buying Used BDXL discs. What to expect?

On the past few days, I ordered several quantities of BDXL discs to backup my recorded videos from the past years. These projects have varying sizes and some goes up to 1TB. This means I need several of these BDXL discs to back them up. When looking at the BDXL media on Amazon, I noticed they can be purchased “Used” straight from the Amazon Warehouse seller. A spindle of 10 discs cost $41.88, while the Used condition was at $36.85….

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Optical Quantum Blue CD-R Overview

Optical Quantum Blue CD-R Overview

Hi everyone, Yesterday, I received a spindle of “Blue CD-R” from Optical Quantum. This brand is a subsidiary of Vinpower Digital and the discs are manufactured by Optodisc Taiwan: I brought this spindle because the “Blue CD-R” caught my attention. Usually, CD-Rs are produced in a very light green color, but these discs should be different. These discs are marketed as having a “Blue AZO Burning Die”, which should be superior than standard CD-Rs. The discs are rated at 52x…

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The Western Digital 14TB Easystore Hard Disk Drive

The Western Digital 14TB Easystore Hard Disk Drive

Hi everyone, Today, I’ll show you the 14TB Western Digital Easystore Hard Disk Drive. This is an external hard drive sold at Best Buy in the United State, and sometimes they sell them at a special price. The drive comes with a USB 3.0 conection. It has plenty of space to store our precious data as well as allowing us to store backup copies of it. These hard drives are filled with helium which makes them not get too hot…

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Shucking the Western Digital WD Elements 10TB External Hard Disk Drive

Shucking the Western Digital WD Elements 10TB External Hard Disk Drive

Hi everyone, Today, I’ll show you the process of shucking the WD Elements 10TB External Hard Drive that I got the last 2 weeks. We need to use a sharp object and slide it toward the edges to take off the clips from the case. Then, we’ll slide it to the right carefully: We’ll keep sliding it right until it gets out: The drive inside my WD Elements is a WD100EMAZ: Now, we need to take out the Hard Disk…

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