I know this is nothing new to most members here, I have been reading lots of "G05 degradation" threads, but I though I would add my own contribution because I think it's important that people are constantly warned about G05 (un)stability.
I had already lost the data on G05 discs last year, but didn't know about scanning at that time.
So I last month I bought a 5-packs of Maxell-branded G05 to experience things for myself, with my brand new "scanning" knowledge.
The burns weren't great to start with, but were well in-specs, and the discs played fine. They were burnt @8X, SB ON, WOPC ON, f/w BCDC.
After ONLY one month the PIF and jitter get mad near the end of the discs, and the discs stutter and freeze in two of my standalone players. :eek: :doh:
1. Original burn (21 april 2006)
2. Re-scan today (21 may 2006)
3. Same as #2 but re-scaled for easier comparison with #1.
---THAT'S THIRTY DAYS! OMG!---
How comes that RITEK gets away with it, and so many people (on other forums) still praise G05 as a good MID???