Just got back from a whirlwind tour…first BB said they had 23 spindles in stock, they were either in the back or on the floor. Well after 10 minutes of looking all 23 could not be found. So I insisted on a rain check which would only allow me to buy ONE spindle…that is a rip off rain check. So I settled on that.
I took back the +R CMC MAG F01 discs back to office max since I could not get consistant burns…I returned the spindle for a full refund. I had some very excellent burns at 8x and 4x but man is this stuff all over the place. Several would start to get nasty PIF spikes at 3.5GB to 4.2GB then the PO’s would go through the ceiling!!! 5 disks in a row from different locations on the spindle were hosed. I had check media errors after 50 to 75% of the burns and had to start all over again. What a pain…now I am not sure if I want to spend all the time converting these burns over to TY02’s or not??
Interestingly -R CMC MAG AF1 4x media on my Toshiba laptop burner and my dads Pio burner never produced a coaster so far!
Now onto a different location of Best Buy there I found only a few 100 spindles remaining and bought ONE for now. They have a great coaster return policy which they will swipe out or refund your money in 30days for crappy media.
On to address you guys:
socarates007…look for Fuji 8x (made in Japan) +R, that is TY02 the TYG02 is the -R version. Awesome scan now I wonder if I should have gotten the -R’s instead???
cor808…I will try to post a scan b/4 I leave. I have to back for me and the wife…we are leaving for FL in the AM. I am anxious to see these awesome burns. Right now I have B7T9 but not sure if I have time to back flash to B7P9 for this TY02 media. Thanks for the advice!! Your english is fine…spoken or typed very well.
pinto2…I am not into wasting a few dollars to make sure this is working. I have had many excellent scans already and don’t need to prove anything.
hp1530…you are correct on the date. Where is that other BENQ FW version??? Here firmware, firmware, firmware…where are you???
Xterminator…that Philips FW is pretty awesome I wonder if BENQ will ever match that. Of course it could just be a flawless disc as well. There are many factors that could cause a scan to look like that. The PIE spike I believe is a speed adjustment for the burner and is normal for this burner. Everyone scan I have ever seen had that.
Yikes it is already past 7PM here and have not started packing a thing…my wife will shoot me she gets home. I will check back in a little while. I have to go and dump out some dressor drawers into our luggage…just kidding!