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I recently tried to use some Memorex DVD-RW disc on MAC, G5, OS10.5 (Which totally SUCKS, BTW, IMHO), and every one failed to be written. Verbatim DVD-R have worked every time. Any ideas what DVD-RW would work?

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I recently tried to use some Memorex DVD-RW disc on MAC, G5, OS10.5 (Which totally SUCKS, BTW, IMHO), and every one failed to be written. Verbatim DVD-R have worked every time. Any ideas what DVD-RW would work?

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Recommend you go over to the Apple Support Discussions (forums) and ask your question there under the appropriate hardware and/or software sections.
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I would not suggest the Apple forums, for the reasons outlined here. A lot of the blank disc posts there give generic advice like "try another brand" or weird/untrue advice like "gold discs work best". That's not good, it shows a lack of understanding of optical media. Good forums, good information ... just not necessarily on this topic sometimes.

OS X, Linus, Windows computers, non-OS DVD recorders -- it all works the same, as far as the burner and media goes. Same manufacturers, same basic processes.

Memorex is a generic brand that re-brands media made by other manufacturers. Some of it is good, but most of it is not very good at all. Just cheap stuff that gives a majority of people problems.

If this is the same Pioneer 106 drive discussed in the other thread, you should look for older 1x-2x media, don't try to use 4x discs. Assuming you're in the USA, Walmart and Walgreens commonly has both in stock. Sony DVD-RW should be fairly easy to find, and I would suggest it. Verbatim, Maxell and TDK, from the 1x-2x generation, can be found here and there too, and those would work well for you. There may be some stores online that stock it too.

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I personally use Pioneer 2x, TDK 2x, Maxell 2x, Verbatim 2x and Sony 2x discs, in older burners/recorders that only want 1x-2x DVD-RW media. I've had the same 40-50 discs for 4+ years, many good uses/re-uses, with weekly to daily use.

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