Well Mark I'd ask him to bring back as many as you can afford or as many as he's prepared to bring. Once you get using the Ram discs you will appreciate how great they are, and if you do end up with too many then flog em on Ebay. The ones I had sent over would make me a tidy profit if I sold them. Just make sure he brings back the correct discs, you don't want to end up with a load of -RW or +RW.
Mark, most of my ram discs are bare, not realy an issue if your careful. Honestly I'd go for more Ram discs and pick up your DVD-R in this country from SVP.
Idiot9 check the drop down lists for the real prices especialy the 9.4 gig, eg. TDK 9.4gig from £11.99 +vat to actually buy ONE it costs £18.99 +vat and any postage. The TDK 4.7 seem the best value but even then £6.99 + VAT + postage means that 10 discs will cost you £69.90 + £15.99 postage + £15.03 VAT total of £100.92 Have a play with the checkout and see what I mean.
Not sure about the Maxell, I know a certain brand of Ram discs have issues with the E30 but can't remember if it was Maxell or Memorex.
Can anybody tell me which discs they have used to best effect on the E30 and if they can play on a different DVD player? I have recorded/copied using the following on the E30 but none of them work on my Lecson multi-region player, it just keeps saying 'Bad Disc'.
Datawrite Classic DVD-R
I also tried a Bulkpaq DVD-R but the E30 wouldn't let me finalise it, so that one's a scratch. Just need to find the right disc to record on and play back on the Lecson. It won't be the end of the world if I can't use the Lecson but it would be nice.
Mark, I'd order a smaller quantity at first until you're sure you've found a compatible brand as some people struggle with brands that others have no problem with. My fave at the moment are the E-proformance.
According to SVP the e-performance disc has only been tested on the philips machine and not the panny. Maybe somebody can confirm or deny this. I haven't tried the fws disc 'cos you can only buy them in bulk and although SVP say you can send back any disc's that won't work and get a refund it seem's a lot of palava to go through. Anyway, I've ordered a sample pack from CD-R Media.co.uk and the pack includes the following:
Zero Defex(2 types)
I'll get back with what will/won't work at the end of the week. It still puzzels me why the 3 I've done on the panny won't work on my Lecson I do know that they work fine on my mate's dvd pc.