I’ve had a NEC ND-1300A burner for a bit over half a year and I’ve been burning mostly cheap media (Princo :p) with it. Haven’t had a single write error, but several discs have failed during the verification phase.
Now I’ve gotten a Plextor PX-712A with some decent media (Verbatim 4x, MCC02) that can burn pretty well at 8x, but I stick to 6x for better results. Since for some reason the burner switches to 2x CLV read mode after the verification phase (and has to be manually set back to default with PlexTools) I’ve been thinking about skipping the verification.
I’m a bit curious what everyone else do though… do you verify your discs after burning them? Or do you trust your burner and media?