Man, for that price, should the Verbatim MCC 004 be my main media? Is it equal to the T02?
MCC-004 is very good media for the Benq DW 1650. My scans show me this media has to be burned at least 8x. Fewer errors at 12x than at 4x. Don't burn these at 2.4x. I got too many crc errors on my backups at that speed. I go 8x on them and the Yuden000-T02. MCC-004 scans are a lot better than Yuden000-T02. It's the finest 16x media I have used.I haven't gotten a hold of any Yuden000-T03's yet. Those Yuden000-T02 are extinct my way. Being replaced by regular SonyD21.
The 1650 drives booktype out of the box-or at least,suppose to.
I do backing up original dvds,and no data. I don't know how the compatability of data dvds fare. For movies,good luck on finding a player that won't recognize your booktyped MCC-004 backups.
My 1650 also burns Ty-G02 very well. These are not booktyped and only for my personal drives. I have to watch out for whoever watches these.Huge compatability difference,compared to my plus media-booktyped to dvd-rom.