Thank you for your help!! I read your post & some of the rest of the thread. Question:
I get that you are saying that as long as it's under 4PIF's per block all should be ok.
Does that mean it doesn't matter how many total PIF's there are, & that only the peaks matter? I've been under the impression that totals do show part of the disc quality, but you obviously are way more educated on this than I am!
Part of the reason I am so gun shy is that when i started burning dvdr's a number of years ago, I had a couple hundred Maxell/Ricoh discs go bad in about 6 months. I've also had a ton of poorly regarded brands of cdr's go bad over the years. As a result, I've become hyper paranoid, & will often throw away as many as 5 discs until i get a burn that meets my standards.