I will keep my message as short as I can…
I bought a new Pioneer BDR-S08XLT blu-ray writer. I also bought some BD-R DL spindles from a Japanese e-shop. They are That’s discs with MID TDKBLDRFB (000). I burned a few discs (one digit number) without particular problems (only one file got corrupted). All the other discs failed. The failure percentage was near 90%. They all failed without a single file written on them. I read in a forum (I think it was Club Myce) that many customers had problems with repackaged blu-ray discs so I decided to buy a new disc from a local shop. It was a TDK BD-R DL in a jewel case with MID TDKBLDRFB (000) (the same MID with the That’s discs). It failed too!
I use Ashampoo Burning Studio. I noticed that the buffer bar isn’t completely full when trying to write a disc which will fail. It always gets stuck before reaching 100% when a disc is going to fail.
I also tried a Panasonic disc with MID MEIT01 (001). It failed in the same manner.
I have burned successfully a Verbatim BD-RE (25 GB) disc multiple times with the Pioneer after the BD-R DL failures started and I have also tested the burner with DVD media. I can’t recall if I have used it with CDs. I didn’t have any other issues except the problem with the BD-R DL media.
So what is going on? Does the burner have a problem or the media? Is there a way for proper troubleshooting?
Thank you very much and Merry Christmas to you all!