First, thanks for all the great information provided in these forums.
I have a strange (to me) problem. On my 851s (stock firmware GS0P) I am having trouble with ritek ridata G04 inkjet printable and ridata G05 inkjet printable discs.
The disc burns adequately until somewhere between 50-70% completion, when the PI/PIF errors go through the roof.
Interesting part is that I can burn from an older batch of ritek G04's that are not inkjet printable and get very acceptable PI/PIF scans.
At first I thought it was the new G05 media, so I updated to firmware GS0P. Didn't fix it. So then I thought maybe my particular drive doesn't like G05 media, no problem I thought, I'll just order some inkjet printable G04's, which I know burn fine on the drive. Obviously I'm missing something.
Looking for any suggestions, I've attached some representative kprobe scans. G04.png is from the old G04 discs that burn, scan and play well. The g05's burn "fine" in nero, scan as shown, do not load in dvdshrink (crc error) and stutter-skip-pixel in my standalone samsung dvd player. The 'playable' one actually makes it through the errors on the standalone dvd and plays through to the end. The 'notplayable' one eventually skips-stutters and fails.
Thanks for any insight, you guys are my last stop before I newegg a 3520a.