I recently purchased 100 ($11.99 for each 25 pack) Verbatim MCC004 discs from Best Buy. After running FE/TE scans (PX-716SA TLA#0304) on all of them I find that only 32 are capable of being recorded at rated speed. That is a horrible ratio if PlexTools (version 2.21) is correct.
To those of you that regurarly use FE/TE scans, are you experiencing similar resullts? Are these scans a good indicator of disc quality or just a general guide? Or is it likely that these discs, at $11.99 per pack I would not be surprised, which were manufactured in Taiwan are not an example of Verbatims best efforts.