ASUS 1608P3S (Pio 111) and bad MKM001 batch?

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#1

I’ve seen some good burns at 6X with this burner. But when I tried it myself with ImgBurn, the scan is ugly. Could it be a bad batch of 20-disc spindle? firmware is 1.24.

1st scan burned at 6X
2nd scan burned at 4X


#2

It has been reported that spindles with 20 DLs many times have “bad media” inside, resulting into bad burns.
That is the reason why I buy them only in jewelcases or 10er spindles…


#3

I used to have high regard for Singapore made Verbs, and bought the spindle without asking too many questions. The sad thing is someone in the Verbatim boardroom must have made a conscious decision to package their off-spec products in these spindles.