First of all sorry if this is in the wrong place, newbie alert lol.
I recently bought a spanking new IDE LiteOn DH20A3P ( XY13) as I have 100's of data discs on Ridisc G04/5 to backup & my old SOHW 832S (VS04) is a bit slow & was crossflashed from a 812S, made region free & I have no idea if flashing it again will be risky.
I bought a shedload of Verbatim India 16x -R MCC03 RG20 (ze0599-dvr-J47c1).
I wanted to check the quality & also try different software as I've been using Nero 6 ultra but got hold of Nero 8 Ultra, & then reading some posts downloaded ImgBurn, (I haven't posted the nero6 scans).
I'm mainly bothered by archival life as I can't afford to lose the data I'll be backing up but these 12x burns look awful to me & I am gutted, I was hoping for much better quality :(.
The only ones that aren't really hideous are the 8x burns, I'll burn some more as a double check but here are my hideously depressing scans:
All are verified, burnt with DH20A3P ( XY13) & are a 4486Mb file (iso of a dvd vid)
Nero 8 ultra, 12x
reader - 832S
After headbutting the keyboard several times I thought I'd try 8x.
Nero seemed to be better than ImgBurn, but after reading so many praises for it I stuck with it in these:
To double check I burnt another at 8x.
This looked a lil dodgy so I ran it again & got this:
Why is this media so bad with my writer? I mean i was hoping to run atleast 12x :sad:
I wish I'd spent a bit more on a better writer
I only didn't as I'll be upgrading to SATA DVDRW at some point when I build another box (i.e. when I have the cash).
Still, those 8x scans don't look too bad to me, how many others of you have managed a 0 Quality score at 12x though? Is there a prize lol?