I have always had great results with these discs, but I opened a new pack last night, and I noticed that on the outer edge of the writing surface, there are almost spots/specs/bubbles ingrained in the layer. I initially thought it was moisture bubbles, but you can’t wipe it off, and it seems to be affecting the writing quality.
Here is a scan with the ‘bad media’ in which I’m getting a lot higher PIF max, and also PI max. Similar values observed on about three DVDs I scanned.
and here is a scan I usually get with normal media
Has anyone else ever had anything like that? Is it common from a good company like Verbatim or TY? Its hard to describe what you can see on the layer, but its on the whole pack of 50. Luckily, I bought 200 more, and they seem fine. I might try and contact the store, but I doubt they would be able to do much?