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.
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???