BD-R surface after burning - strange look

vbimport

#1

Hi,

I’m new to blurays. I just tried to burn my first BD-R (drive Samsung SE-506BB, disc Ritek BR-3 marketed as TDK). And this is how it looks. Some kind of blurry smudges from center, like psychedelic patterns from late 60s.

I don’t know if this issue with discs or something wrong with drive? I tried to find answer on forum on similar question, but I don’t have idea how I should name this strange looking surface in english.


#2

Ritek blank media are infamous for bad quality.
If it was the first disc of the spindle, the spindle perhaps was exposed too long to the sun.


#3

Thanks a lot. Just burned Panasonic BD-R and it looks much better - there is still some smudges, but much lighter. I have no idea - if this smudges can be bad for longevity of discs?