[QUOTE=deanwitty;2640461]To include a scan in your post, just click on the little paper-clip “manage attachments” icon, click “choose file” and “upload” to upload the .png file(s) you saved using the little floppy drive button in discspeed or ODC. You can preview your post before submitting to see if you got it right.
Your results sound encouraging. As I said, that media does vary from good to undesirable. For any important back-ups on those discs, I recommend running a TRT on the disc every 6 months or so and reburn if any dips in read speed show up. Without a drive that’s capable of error rate scanning like a Lite-on to give you more burn quality info, this is one way to try to protect your important data.
Have a look at the results others have been seeing with Philips MID BD-R in this forum. Posts #27 and #28 in the Philips BD-R thread are examples of what you don’t want to see on your transfer rate test. You can compare the Philips results with those of higher/more consistent quality BD-R like Panasonic(Matsushita Electric BD-R) or FTI/Falcon/Smartblu(TDK BD-R SL).
Panasonic and FTI have released the results of accelerated aging tests on their BD-Rs putting them in the 50+ year category. I consider them the best BD-R bets for important back-ups at the moment.
I’m not aware of a “read speed” number on the disc info tab. Is that the write speed?[/QUOTE]
i used all the same media, and I’m pretty sure I over-sped them at all at 8x except maybe one. It seems evident that that once my disc ramped closer to 10x read (which is around the area were the disc can rlly start to write 8x) there was slight fluctuations in speed towards the end of the disc. I looked at the link to the other results for the phillips media and I’m not sure if I should be worried with my results for the long term. Transfer Test 5 was strange, because it never read the disc past 4x speed, yet my data seems fine. That disc might be the only one I burned at 4x, because there is no fluctuation of speed towards the end of the disc.