Verbatim Dual Layer, quality 8x DVD+R DL from Verbatim. Full Face Printable Verbatim Dual Layer DVD 8x are 1.8 times larger than single layer DVD discs. Enabling approximately four hours of video recording at regular DVD quality and with an extremely fast 8x write speed you can write 8.5GB in less than 16 minutes. The inkjet printable surface of these Verbatim Dual Layer DVD+R DL discs enables you to add your own designs with affordable machines such as the Epson R265 or R300 inkjet printers. The wide printable surface of the Verbatim Dual Layer DVD+R DL allows you to print right up to the centre hub of the disc, producing extremely professional results.
DVD+R DL (DL stands for Dual Layer) also called DVD+R9, is a derivative of the DVD+R format created by the DVD+RW Alliance. DVD+R DL discs employ two recordable dye layers, each capable of storing nearly the 4.7 GB capacity of a single-layer disc, almost doubling the total disc capacity to 8.55 GB (or 7.96 GiB). Dual Layer Discs can be read in many DVD devices (older units are less compatible) and can only be created using DVD+R DL and Super Multi drives. A dual layer disc differs from its usual DVD counterpart by employing a second physical layer within the disc itself. The drive with dual layer capability accesses the second layer by shining the laser through the first semi-transparent layer. DVD recordable discs supporting this technology are backward compatible with some existing DVD players and DVD-ROM drives. The recording speeds reached by dual layer media are still well below those of single layer media.
There are two modes for dual layer orientation, parallel track path (PTP) and Opposite Track Path (OTP). In PTP mode, used for DVD-ROM, both layers start recording at the inside diameter (ID) with the lead-in and end at the outside diameter (OD) with the lead-out. Sectors are sequenced from the beginning of the first layer to the end of the first layer, then the beginning of the second layer to the end of the second layer. In OTP mode, used for DVD-Video, the disk is recorded in the same physical way, but the sectors are sequenced from the beginning of the first layer to the end of the first layer, then the end of the second layer to the beginning of the second layer. In both modes, the layers share one lead-in and one lead-out.
Type: Dual Layer DVD+R DL
ADVDInfo: MKM 003
Packaging: Verbatim branded spindle tubs
Surface: Inkjet printable
Write Speed: 8x
Data Capacity: 8.5 GB
Tip from Lucy: We always recommend that customers keep the firmware on their DVD writers up to date. This is especially true in the case of dual layer media as a large number reported problems we receive are due to out of date firmware.
Please Note: Some writers don`t fully support burning to this media at 8x. Pioneer writers have a known speed issue.