• Verbatim M-Disc BD-R 25GB 4X with Branded Surface - 25pk Spindle - 98909
  • Verbatim M-Disc BD-R 25GB 4X with Branded Surface - 25pk Spindle - 98909
  • Verbatim M-Disc BD-R 25GB 4X with Branded Surface - 25pk Spindle - 98909
  • Verbatim M-Disc BD-R 25GB 4X with Branded Surface - 25pk Spindle - 98909
  • Verbatim M-Disc BD-R 25GB 4X with Branded Surface - 25pk Spindle - 98909
  • Verbatim M-Disc BD-R 25GB 4X with Branded Surface - 25pk Spindle - 98909
Verbatim M-Disc BD-R 25GB 4X with Branded Surface - 25pk Spindle - 98909
Verbatim M-Disc BD-R 25GB 4X with Branded Surface - 25pk Spindle - 98909
Verbatim M-Disc BD-R 25GB 4X with Branded Surface - 25pk Spindle - 98909
Verbatim M-Disc BD-R 25GB 4X with Branded Surface - 25pk Spindle - 98909
Verbatim M-Disc BD-R 25GB 4X with Branded Surface - 25pk Spindle - 98909
Verbatim M-Disc BD-R 25GB 4X with Branded Surface - 25pk Spindle - 98909

Verbatim M-Disc BD-R 25GB 4X with Branded Surface - 25pk Spindle - 98909

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  • 25 high-grade non-rewritable BD-R discs with projected lifetime of several hundred years (based on ISO/IEC 16963 testing)
  • Stored data is engraved - ultimate archival solution. Impervious to environmental exposure, including light, temperature and humidity
  • Single-layer discs with up to 25GB of storage space to back-up your HD video, music and photos with superb resolution and amazing sound quality.
  • Withstood rigorous testing for durability by US Department of Defense
  • Verbatim has been a leader in data storage technology since 1969, and guarantees this product with a 10-year limited warranty and technical support

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Nice to have large-format random-access long-term storageI won't be around long enough to know if the disc lasts as long as they claim it will so I'll just give that one a pass. I'm able to burn content easily enough -- no coasters. What I don't like is that 100GB isn't really 100GB. You need to save 10% aside for...something. I'm sure there's a perfectly valid technical reason as to why you can't plan on burning 100GB of content on a 100GB disc, but Verbatim should either add an extra 10% so you can get that 100GB, or make it clearer that 100GB is unlikely to mean 100GB. 4It worked but I made a few coasters first!So my goal. I have about 90 gigs of data (files like word, excel, pdf etc) for my business that I wanted to backup to a single disc and then store the disc offsite in case of fire. I wanted to be able to stick the disc into any computer and read the files with out having to load software to read the disc. I have the LG BD-RE BU20N slim drive in my HP i7 sff desktop. I also wanted the disc to be permanent meaning you couldn't change it after it was burnt.I put all my files into a single directory on my pc which has an SSD for storage. I then put the disc in the drive (Windows 10 OS) and chose "With a CD/DVD player" (Mastered) as opposed to "Like a USB Drive" which allows changes after the files are burnt. I then copied all the files onto the disc. It had to fix a few names because they weren't compatible with the CD burning standard. After about 10 mins I was ready to click the burn button. I clicked it and after about 5 seconds I get an error saying it didn't work and the disc is probably not usable. $17 coaster.Now I have been burning discs since the original single layer CD media came out and back then we made a lot of coasters with buffer under-runs etc. So the first thing I did was check the firmware of my drive. It was 1.00 but there has never been any newer firmware. I happened to have 25gb Verbatum M-Discs also so I broke my 90 gb into 4 25gb chunks and those 4 discs burnt just fine.So I went back and tried it again.....5 seconds another $17 coaster. I figured maybe it was the drive which they don't make this model anymore. LG and Pioneer seem to be the two types of drives you can get so I ordered a full height ASUS external drive which has the Pioneer mechanism in it. Tried to burn with that drive...5 seconds later $17 coaster. The Asus drive came with software so I loaded that software. Now that software made it's own proprietary 90gb which means I would have to use that software to read the disc but at this point I wanted to see if I could get anything burnt on a 100gb drive. After about 30 mins of processing the file and about 10 mins of actual write time...another $17 coaster.Now I only had one disc left at this point. I figured what the heck. I put it in and this time I chose "Like a USB Drive". It prepped the disc. I then started to copy files to the disc and about 6 hours later I had a fully loaded disc. I could then read that disc in any computer that is Windows XP or newer. Only downside is you can change the disc. Someone could delete all the files. Ofcourse this is BD-R so you don't get the space back and technically all the files are still there just the FAT table has been modified but still it's annoying.For now I can live with the Life File System version of the disc. I was able to add files to the disc using either the LG BD-RE BU20N drive or the Asus BW-16D1X-U 16x External Blu-ray so both drives will work with this media.So if your doing what I was doing....choose "Like a USB Drive" not "With a CD/DVD player" and you will probably be successful also. 5Hope to live 100 years longer to give a follow-up rating.....I'm using these disc to archive photos that I have on thousands of CD's. So, I get about 140 CD's on one of these. You can only record around 91.8GB and it takes 1 hour and 35 minutes average. I test the results by taking the completed disc and sticking it into another computer's BD drive.You have to have patience, it may take a while to see content, especially if you have lots of files versus a few large ones.Overall I'm happy with the results and I hope they outlast me. -- One of the reasons for doing this is because too many CD's have been going bad and take up lots of space. 4Owning an M-Disc, is like owning the master tape to a recording!For permanent data storage, this is the medium all people should use!I wished prices would come down on these, one star off for that, so that 100GB and 500GB discs could be produced and used!People hardly have money for this,however,M-Disc certainly beats storing data on CD-ROM, or DVD-ROMs; as though those medium are cheaper, CD-Roms need replacement every 5 years, and DVDs every 10 years before they start suffering from disc rot.M-Disc is supposed to be disc rot free for a lifetime, and the information can easily be transferred to a USB of SD card, and shared with friends; or put on a harddrive to be shared online.Owning an M-Disc, is like owning the master tape to a recording!If anything is worth archiving (photos, videos), it is worth being put on an M-Disc.And save for a fire, or a volcano eruption, wiping your home off of the map of the earth, M-Disc is safer than any other media, including SSD or harddrives! 4Work perfectly after I found the right combination of software and burner speedIt took many coasters before I found the combination that works. I used two burners, an LG and a Pioneer, both with latest firmware. I tried them with CDBurnerXP at 2X and 4X without luck. I switched to Cyberlink Power2Go (free) and no luck at 4X. Finally, 2X with Pioneer and Power2Go worked and worked consistently (I didn't try with LG). I've now burned 5 discs without errors on verification. Besides the verification by Power2Go, I also did surface scans with VSO Inspector...perfect! I am now happy with these discs but deducted a star just because there are compatibility problems. The media ID is MILLEN-MR1-00. 4Don't be led astray!Check the small print on the label. This product will work with ANY 4x blu ray burner. You don't need an M-disk burner. Only burned two disks and they were fine. phredpete 5Beware of issues with M-DISC, Software and Burners..Like many, I purchased a reliable, well rated M-DISC burner and then followed up with these discs.However also like many, I realized there appears to be no comprehensive standards involved with this format. Some drives will burn some discs but not others. Some discs will work in some drives, but not others. Some software will recognize some drives but not others. On and on... Of course what I found was my drive recognized some dics but not these and therefore they wouldn't burn properly, and I tried 4 different software packages.So what you will likely find is what I found - there needs to be a standard in this. There should also be packages sold that contain all three of the components needed to effectively burn these with great reliability. There isn't right now and it's disappointing. Also the company that invented these has moved into cloud storage business operations... LOL?Ultimately, I realized that if I am having this much of an issue what would someone in the distant future have with trying to read them? Probably worse issues! Imagine if you burned all of your photos to a WORM drive in 1982, where would you be today? You'd have a drive full of stuff and have great difficulty getting that WORM interfaced with a Win10 machine. So be careful!Ultimately I decided to purchase a couple of large, well rated USB sticks and archive everything on those. Rotating sticks out for reliability. 2Such an important breakthrough in storage technology!Although only time will tell, these M-Discs are probably THE best long term consumer archival medium that is available. (Compared to hard disk, flash memory, tape, etc.) Nothing will last as long. The one exception may be cloud storage, but you always run the risk of putting your data in a third parties hands to care for.Some people online say that these are "the same" or very similar to the non-Mdisc Verbatim BD-R media. I do not believe this to be true just using some basic observations. For one thing, the non-Mdisc Verbatim BD-R media says on the package that it uses a "metal nitride" recording layer on the package, whereas the Verbatim M-Disc media clearly says "engraved in stone" on the package. (Though, if you get into geology, "stone" is a material that can contain metal and has an entirely different meaning than "rock"... rock being a solid that is composed of minerals... though, to most laypeople, all these terms are the synonymous with each other) So, it is possible they are playing on words.However, a visual examination of both the M-Disc and non-Mdisc (just looking at both of them with my eyes) reveals that they are unmistakably a different color. Really, I should say a different shade. They are both a darkish brown/grayish color, but the shade is drastically different between the two, with one noticeably darker and perhaps a very small color gradient removed from the other. This is true both on recorded and non-recorded discs. This color/shade difference strongly suggests that there is at least some variation in the recording material that is being used.Regular BD-R media, unlike DVD-R and CD-R media, does not use dye (unless it is LTH type BD-R), but rather an inorganic material. Therefore, M-Disc and regular BD-R are similar in that both are non-organic, and thus less different than say a DVD-R and BD-R type. Inorganic material is less susceptible to certain decay forces compared to organic material. So, regular BD-R media also (should) generally have good shelf life. The question is how much more life than the M-Disc material. The answer to that isn't fully known, but at the end of the day, the M-Disc IS using a recording layer that is composed differently than the regular BD-R. 5and they write just fine on my LG BE16NU50First things first: these are Verbatim #98089 discs, and they write just fine on my LG BE16NU50, using Power2Go. Their media ID (MID) is "MILLEN-MR1-000", which means they were manufactured by Milleniata, Inc. I've burned 8 full discs with no coasters. But are they really going to last decades, or even hundreds of years?Setting aside M-Disc, there are basically 2 types of BD-R discs. The LTH (low-to-high) discs use organic dye. The HTL discs use "a single recording layer (bismuth nitride and germanium nitride, palladium-doped tellurium suboxide, tellurium) or a pair of layers (copper alloy and silicon) that combine during recording. Read section 14 of Hugh's News' "The Authoritative Blu-ray Disc (BD) FAQ" for more info. All you need to know is that HTL discs use inorganic materials, JUST LIKE M-DISC. My gut tells me that these discs are no better or worse than high-quality HTL discs.I'll be checking the integrity of these discs every 5 years, and of course I'll have another backup (external HDD). I assume that by 2032 (in 15 years), something much better will be available for archival storage. 4Awesome Vendor, but Questioning Why M DISC which are UnreadableI have used two discs so far and they finished burning correctly but are unreadable even to the device that burned them. The vendor ships quickly, however for the price of the discs I would have been better off with regular discs. I am using an LG M DISC writer that has never failed burning on any other media. I plan to return the discs if possible and will try getting some M Disc DVD's. There is a chance the failure could be on my end, so I give two stars instead of one. I am unfamiliar with this disc type and plan to do further research. I may keep the discs as the package was undamaged, the discs looked good, and I may be missing something. I am, however, using the writing software that came with the disc but my experience with "M Disc" in general is the reason for my poor review. The vendor is great! 2
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  • 25 high-grade non-rewritable BD-R discs with projected lifetime of several hundred years (based on ISO/IEC 16963 testing)
  • Stored data is engraved - ultimate archival solution. Impervious to environmental exposure, including light, temperature and humidity
  • Single-layer discs with up to 25GB of storage space to back-up your HD video, music and photos with superb resolution and amazing sound quality.
  • Withstood rigorous testing for durability by US Department of Defense
  • Verbatim has been a leader in data storage technology since 1969, and guarantees this product with a 10-year limited warranty and technical support
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Nice to have large-format random-access long-term storageI won't be around long enough to know if the disc lasts as long as they claim it will so I'll just give that one a pass. I'm able to burn content easily enough -- no coasters. What I don't like is that 100GB isn't really 100GB. You need to save 10% aside for...something. I'm sure there's a perfectly valid technical reason as to why you can't plan on burning 100GB of content on a 100GB disc, but Verbatim should either add an extra 10% so you can get that 100GB, or make it clearer that 100GB is unlikely to mean 100GB. 4It worked but I made a few coasters first!So my goal. I have about 90 gigs of data (files like word, excel, pdf etc) for my business that I wanted to backup to a single disc and then store the disc offsite in case of fire. I wanted to be able to stick the disc into any computer and read the files with out having to load software to read the disc. I have the LG BD-RE BU20N slim drive in my HP i7 sff desktop. I also wanted the disc to be permanent meaning you couldn't change it after it was burnt.I put all my files into a single directory on my pc which has an SSD for storage. I then put the disc in the drive (Windows 10 OS) and chose "With a CD/DVD player" (Mastered) as opposed to "Like a USB Drive" which allows changes after the files are burnt. I then copied all the files onto the disc. It had to fix a few names because they weren't compatible with the CD burning standard. After about 10 mins I was ready to click the burn button. I clicked it and after about 5 seconds I get an error saying it didn't work and the disc is probably not usable. $17 coaster.Now I have been burning discs since the original single layer CD media came out and back then we made a lot of coasters with buffer under-runs etc. So the first thing I did was check the firmware of my drive. It was 1.00 but there has never been any newer firmware. I happened to have 25gb Verbatum M-Discs also so I broke my 90 gb into 4 25gb chunks and those 4 discs burnt just fine.So I went back and tried it again.....5 seconds another $17 coaster. I figured maybe it was the drive which they don't make this model anymore. LG and Pioneer seem to be the two types of drives you can get so I ordered a full height ASUS external drive which has the Pioneer mechanism in it. Tried to burn with that drive...5 seconds later $17 coaster. The Asus drive came with software so I loaded that software. Now that software made it's own proprietary 90gb which means I would have to use that software to read the disc but at this point I wanted to see if I could get anything burnt on a 100gb drive. After about 30 mins of processing the file and about 10 mins of actual write time...another $17 coaster.Now I only had one disc left at this point. I figured what the heck. I put it in and this time I chose "Like a USB Drive". It prepped the disc. I then started to copy files to the disc and about 6 hours later I had a fully loaded disc. I could then read that disc in any computer that is Windows XP or newer. Only downside is you can change the disc. Someone could delete all the files. Ofcourse this is BD-R so you don't get the space back and technically all the files are still there just the FAT table has been modified but still it's annoying.For now I can live with the Life File System version of the disc. I was able to add files to the disc using either the LG BD-RE BU20N drive or the Asus BW-16D1X-U 16x External Blu-ray so both drives will work with this media.So if your doing what I was doing....choose "Like a USB Drive" not "With a CD/DVD player" and you will probably be successful also. 5Hope to live 100 years longer to give a follow-up rating.....I'm using these disc to archive photos that I have on thousands of CD's. So, I get about 140 CD's on one of these. You can only record around 91.8GB and it takes 1 hour and 35 minutes average. I test the results by taking the completed disc and sticking it into another computer's BD drive.You have to have patience, it may take a while to see content, especially if you have lots of files versus a few large ones.Overall I'm happy with the results and I hope they outlast me. -- One of the reasons for doing this is because too many CD's have been going bad and take up lots of space. 4Owning an M-Disc, is like owning the master tape to a recording!For permanent data storage, this is the medium all people should use!I wished prices would come down on these, one star off for that, so that 100GB and 500GB discs could be produced and used!People hardly have money for this,however,M-Disc certainly beats storing data on CD-ROM, or DVD-ROMs; as though those medium are cheaper, CD-Roms need replacement every 5 years, and DVDs every 10 years before they start suffering from disc rot.M-Disc is supposed to be disc rot free for a lifetime, and the information can easily be transferred to a USB of SD card, and shared with friends; or put on a harddrive to be shared online.Owning an M-Disc, is like owning the master tape to a recording!If anything is worth archiving (photos, videos), it is worth being put on an M-Disc.And save for a fire, or a volcano eruption, wiping your home off of the map of the earth, M-Disc is safer than any other media, including SSD or harddrives! 4Work perfectly after I found the right combination of software and burner speedIt took many coasters before I found the combination that works. I used two burners, an LG and a Pioneer, both with latest firmware. I tried them with CDBurnerXP at 2X and 4X without luck. I switched to Cyberlink Power2Go (free) and no luck at 4X. Finally, 2X with Pioneer and Power2Go worked and worked consistently (I didn't try with LG). I've now burned 5 discs without errors on verification. Besides the verification by Power2Go, I also did surface scans with VSO Inspector...perfect! I am now happy with these discs but deducted a star just because there are compatibility problems. The media ID is MILLEN-MR1-00. 4Don't be led astray!Check the small print on the label. This product will work with ANY 4x blu ray burner. You don't need an M-disk burner. Only burned two disks and they were fine. phredpete 5Beware of issues with M-DISC, Software and Burners..Like many, I purchased a reliable, well rated M-DISC burner and then followed up with these discs.However also like many, I realized there appears to be no comprehensive standards involved with this format. Some drives will burn some discs but not others. Some discs will work in some drives, but not others. Some software will recognize some drives but not others. On and on... Of course what I found was my drive recognized some dics but not these and therefore they wouldn't burn properly, and I tried 4 different software packages.So what you will likely find is what I found - there needs to be a standard in this. There should also be packages sold that contain all three of the components needed to effectively burn these with great reliability. There isn't right now and it's disappointing. Also the company that invented these has moved into cloud storage business operations... LOL?Ultimately, I realized that if I am having this much of an issue what would someone in the distant future have with trying to read them? Probably worse issues! Imagine if you burned all of your photos to a WORM drive in 1982, where would you be today? You'd have a drive full of stuff and have great difficulty getting that WORM interfaced with a Win10 machine. So be careful!Ultimately I decided to purchase a couple of large, well rated USB sticks and archive everything on those. Rotating sticks out for reliability. 2Such an important breakthrough in storage technology!Although only time will tell, these M-Discs are probably THE best long term consumer archival medium that is available. (Compared to hard disk, flash memory, tape, etc.) Nothing will last as long. The one exception may be cloud storage, but you always run the risk of putting your data in a third parties hands to care for.Some people online say that these are "the same" or very similar to the non-Mdisc Verbatim BD-R media. I do not believe this to be true just using some basic observations. For one thing, the non-Mdisc Verbatim BD-R media says on the package that it uses a "metal nitride" recording layer on the package, whereas the Verbatim M-Disc media clearly says "engraved in stone" on the package. (Though, if you get into geology, "stone" is a material that can contain metal and has an entirely different meaning than "rock"... rock being a solid that is composed of minerals... though, to most laypeople, all these terms are the synonymous with each other) So, it is possible they are playing on words.However, a visual examination of both the M-Disc and non-Mdisc (just looking at both of them with my eyes) reveals that they are unmistakably a different color. Really, I should say a different shade. They are both a darkish brown/grayish color, but the shade is drastically different between the two, with one noticeably darker and perhaps a very small color gradient removed from the other. This is true both on recorded and non-recorded discs. This color/shade difference strongly suggests that there is at least some variation in the recording material that is being used.Regular BD-R media, unlike DVD-R and CD-R media, does not use dye (unless it is LTH type BD-R), but rather an inorganic material. Therefore, M-Disc and regular BD-R are similar in that both are non-organic, and thus less different than say a DVD-R and BD-R type. Inorganic material is less susceptible to certain decay forces compared to organic material. So, regular BD-R media also (should) generally have good shelf life. The question is how much more life than the M-Disc material. The answer to that isn't fully known, but at the end of the day, the M-Disc IS using a recording layer that is composed differently than the regular BD-R. 5and they write just fine on my LG BE16NU50First things first: these are Verbatim #98089 discs, and they write just fine on my LG BE16NU50, using Power2Go. Their media ID (MID) is "MILLEN-MR1-000", which means they were manufactured by Milleniata, Inc. I've burned 8 full discs with no coasters. But are they really going to last decades, or even hundreds of years?Setting aside M-Disc, there are basically 2 types of BD-R discs. The LTH (low-to-high) discs use organic dye. The HTL discs use "a single recording layer (bismuth nitride and germanium nitride, palladium-doped tellurium suboxide, tellurium) or a pair of layers (copper alloy and silicon) that combine during recording. Read section 14 of Hugh's News' "The Authoritative Blu-ray Disc (BD) FAQ" for more info. All you need to know is that HTL discs use inorganic materials, JUST LIKE M-DISC. My gut tells me that these discs are no better or worse than high-quality HTL discs.I'll be checking the integrity of these discs every 5 years, and of course I'll have another backup (external HDD). I assume that by 2032 (in 15 years), something much better will be available for archival storage. 4Awesome Vendor, but Questioning Why M DISC which are UnreadableI have used two discs so far and they finished burning correctly but are unreadable even to the device that burned them. The vendor ships quickly, however for the price of the discs I would have been better off with regular discs. I am using an LG M DISC writer that has never failed burning on any other media. I plan to return the discs if possible and will try getting some M Disc DVD's. There is a chance the failure could be on my end, so I give two stars instead of one. I am unfamiliar with this disc type and plan to do further research. I may keep the discs as the package was undamaged, the discs looked good, and I may be missing something. I am, however, using the writing software that came with the disc but my experience with "M Disc" in general is the reason for my poor review. The vendor is great! 2
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  • To return or exchange any items, please email us at info@directnine.uk, clearly mentioning your order number and our customer support team will guide you on the process.
  • To be eligible for return, products must be in the exact condition you received them in. All packaging material must be undamaged and unused with the price tags intact.
  • Orders can be cancelled before dispatch. If the order has already been dispatched, cancellation fees might be charged.
  • Due to the nature of the products that we sell, we will not be able to replace or refund unwanted items if they have been opened or any seals are broken.
  • The refund will not include the import duties or the cost of delivery or return postage.
  • If your refund is approved, then it will automatically be credited to the original method of payment, within 7-10 days.
  • DirectNine reserves the right to alter and enforce this Return and Refund Policy at any time without having to serve a prior notice to users.
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