I got a 50pk spindle of Optical Quantum 25GB BD-R from Newegg. I saw those SmartBlu from MediaMegaMall, but for 29.99 free shipping with good reviews I couldn’t pass these up. They seem pretty good too. So far 0 for 3 coasters. Ran some tests, and everything is looking good for my LiteON.
On another note, the mobo did it again. I turn on my PC and the HDDs were not showing up. I unplug the optical drives, and this time nothing. It was coincidence that it worked before. So, I thought maybe my SSD was dying (Crucial M4). I take it out and it shows up fine in another PC. Then I realize, I have a new 3TB Seagate in an Antec enclosure hooked up via eSATA. I think that was causing the problem all along. I disconnect that, put my SSD back in, and bingo. Anyway, time will tell. The LiteON looks like it’s gonna be okay though, so I’m happy. I’m attaching the test results if anyone’s interested.
ODC_iHBS212-2.zip (140 KB)
BluRay_IBG.zip (83 KB)