I have recently looked at some brand new, just out of the packaging Ritek media and have noticed surprising amounts of dust on the DVDs with my new pen torch. Before I have not noticed this dust and burns have been going well.
I thought I had a bad batch so I opened a brand new spindle pack of Datasafe CMC DVD-R media (50). To my surprise these also had dust on the writing surface.
Am I just unlucky or is dust a common thing for brand new DVD-R? P.S. we’re talking of the spindle wrap packed media in the case of Ritek