I recently bought a 50 spindle of Plextor (Taiyo Yuden) 48x discs believing them to be of great quality. I burned a fair few audio cd’s with them and still have about half left.
So anyway I got a Lite-On burner and decided to check the c1/c2 errors on my various discs. The results with the TY were a bit of a surprise!
c1/c2 errors all over the place. This didn’t matter whether they were burned at 16x/24x on my Teac W524E (as most were) or at 16x/24x/32x/40x/48x on my Lite-On 52246S (actually - Sony CRX220A1).
I guess I have a bad batch?
For anybody interested, they were bought from HAC (www.hacshop.gr) in Athens.
Interestingly I have some Mitsui Gold Ultra 700MB 24x discs that I also bought from there and they show similar behaviour, however it’s not all of the discs like it is with the TY.
Just FYI, Mitsui Gold Ultra II 650MB 24x gave consistently good results, in fact the only brand of media I have used and check so far that does.
I’ve checked Samsung (Prodisc), Intenso (Prodisc), Plextor (Taiyo Yuden), various Mitsui, Silver Circle (Prodisc), SKC.
The Prodisc manufactured discs have c2 errors as well but much fewer than with the TY discs (except in the case of SilverCircle discs). If I lower my drives read speed to 40x though, the Prodisc c2 errors dissapear but the TY is still pretty bad.
Could there be a rational explanation?
P.S my drive is well cooled with an 8cm fan blowing on each side.