I've bought Datawrite Titanium Silver 8x DVD-R from SVP. I tried them in my Acard 1:1 duplicator 2022D model, with pioneer 122s reader and pioneer 108 writer.
My Acard 1:1 duplicator controller firmware has been upgraded to 2.08 latest version, pioneer 108 has been upgraded to 1.20 latest fimware. Have double-checked my duplicator set-up and checked master/slave setting etc.
Anyway, I've been using Datawrite Yellow 8x DVD-R with this duplicator and it works fine. Burn at speed like 8x, 6x, 4x without any problems, disc all play well with my Pacific 1002 dvd player bought from Asda.
However, when I try this new Datawrite Titanium Silver 8x DVD-R yesterday & today, I experienced a very high level of failure rate, nearly most burnt have failed. It just fail at burning speed such as 8x & 6x, while my Datawrite Yellow can write at these speeds without problems, using exactly the same source dvd.
In order to get a good/readable copy, I had to burn at 4x with these Datawrite Titanium Silver 8x DVD-R. It usually fails or simply refuse to burn when I set it to burn at 8x. While DVD-r burnt completely at 6x, they are simply unreadable on my Pacific 1002 dvd player. I can get them to play on my pc, only with a significant time delay.
My question is, why would these Datawrite Titanium Silver 8x DVD-R perform worst when compared to Datawrite Yellow 8x DVD-R on my Acard duplicator?
Datawrite Yellow could burn at a faster speed and very unlikely to fail.
The reason why I bought the Datawrite Titanium Silver is that they must have been a newer type of disc, and indeed they are slighty more expensive than the Datawrite Yellow.