I did a search to see if my question had already been asked. I found the thread which lists user rated ‘best longevity media’ and actually found this crappy media listed as #14. I’ve had nothing but horrible experiences with this media with my LG-4163B. Horrible read rates 3x or lower, many bad sectors, and when a bad sector is hit, event viewer shows non stop errors and dvd decrypter will eventually stop erroring out. Not sure if it’s my drive or discs, was about to upgrade but the problem doesn’t seem to exist with Verbatim; high read rates, no issues. Also the dye looks really weird, almost banded… not sure if this is a sign of cheap and/or poor manufacturing but one post from a google search seems to think so.
What do you guys think? I went through 6 or 7 last night trying to do some backups, errors while writing lead out and sporadic errors in Nero @ 16x. I bought a 25pk a couple of days ago, but I’ll certainly be returning them ASAP tommorrow.
Any impressions of the media? Just gave up on nero cd/dvd speed… hit two errors @ 96% (on the outer rim) and read stuck at 0x.
I’m really worried about media I already burned (inc. this disc that flunked the test)… particularly in readibility and longevity for archiving. I won’t be using the discs again, but for the stuff I already burned… should I reburn my media?