I’m looking to stock up a bit on good/decent < $0.50 media for my Pioneer 106D. Yeah, I know I may as well upgrade given how cheap drives are, but the Pioneer has served me well and I don’t mind 4x speed. I’ve been getting excellent burn quality and reliability with ProdiscS03 (200 discs with maybe 2 coasters, both my fault), but 4x -R Prodiscs are having inconsistent media codes lately (MCC mostly) and even flaking out a bit when they are S03’s. I’m not sure I trust Ritek anymore either.
I have good access at the moment to MCC 02RG20 and what I believe are MXL RG03. Unfortunately, the older Pioneers don’t seem to handle some new 8x media very well. My questions are:
[li]Is there a reliable source of good ProdiscS03’s?
[/li][li]Do discs like TYG02 have the same issues as other 8x media with the 106D, and are they worth $0.50/disc?
[/li][li]If no to both of the above, what media should I be buying for the 106D?