I picked up two 50 peice spindles of Magnavox 16x DVD+ and DVD- media today for 7$ a peice at OfficeMax. Seemed like a killer deal, so I figured I couldn’t go wrong with whatever the media code ended up being.
Well I pretty much expected it to be CMC and it was, DVD-R was AM3, and DVD+R was M01…
What puzzles me is the AM3 burns fine in both burners… I have a Liteon SHW-160P6S (using this for all scans), and an NEC 3550A. The M01 on the other hand burns fine at first, but leaves a trail of errors at the end of every disc, and it won’t complete a scan at the end of the disc. I have to manually interrupt it, and the disc is unreadable at the outer edge. Could this be a bad batch? Should I return these to the store and get the AM3 instead, and will they even exchange blank discs?
How good do the scans look, does it look like acceptable media?
CMC AM3 16X DVD-R (Liteon w/ Online hyperburn enabled @ 16x):
CMC AM3 16X DVD-R (NEC 3550A @ 16X):
CMC M01 16X DVD+R (Liteon w/ OHB enabled @ 8x):
CMC M01 16X DVD+R (NEC 3550A @ 8x):