[QUOTE=pepst;2125785]Thanks for the scans and pictures :p.
What burned did you use to burn them - Optiarc? Could you burn one CD with your LG or Samsung? ;)[/quote]
I’ve had these discs in my possession for 1 year to 18 months. Since I have changed some hardware in that time, the discs could have been burned in any one of 3 drives:
NEC 3550A (still works but I don’t use it anymore)
Samsung/TSST as per my sig (now it coasters discs, but it’s only been doing this for the past 6 months, but still works great as a reader and DVD scanner)
NEC/Optiarc 7203A (the only writing drive i use now)
and for a short time I had a:
Liteon/Optiarc 7191S. It’s possible some of the lighter discs, e.g. red, orange and pink, were burned with this: I used this drive for about a week or so, but replaced it in short order as it was a certifiable POS.
I don’t burn anything with my LG after getting some ugly Quality Scans back with Verbatim DVDs.
BTW MPO does not make recordable media any more. What a pitty.
Not totally true. They do make some kind of optical medias, for example they still have the coloured disc range that a customer can ask for with a bulk run of pressed Audio CDs or CD-ROMs.
And they’ve partnered with some crowd in the Netherlands to make BD-Rs.
[QUOTE=evo69;2125888]Nice discs - I like the colored substrates Are the high PIE due to the scanner? Or is the “color” affecting the QS result of the discs? Couldn’t remember seeing such high total PIEs with my own recent CD scans…[/quote]Quite likely. The figure you have to pay attention to is the Quality Score. This outlines what the scanner software expects for a reading from a particular drive. I’ll give you one example:
I have a number of high quality DVD medias, MCC 004, Yuden000 T02.
If I scan a burned 8x TY DVD+R in the Samsung drive, I’ll get a Max PIF of two or 3, it will be inside the small (0-4) ‘Green’ section of the graph, and the disc will be given a quality score in the upper 90s.
Take the same disc, put in the Nec/Optiarc, a max speed scan will show Max PIF between 5 and 9, still within the ‘Green’ section of the graph, and again, the final Quality Score will be in the mid to upper 90s.
When I scan CDs in the Sammy versus the Nec/Optiarc, the differences in results is dramatically more profound, with the Sammy finding almost no errors at all and the Opty showing more than you might expect with for example a Nexperia BenQ.
I’ve seen some “black” and “blue” as well as “gold/orange” colored CD-Rs from Prodisc (Smartbuy-branded), I’ll try to get my hands on some for my own testing.
SVP used to have a nice box of 10 discs there: the Smartbuy (Prodisc) Perfect 10, had discs in red, blue, orange, green and purple. Bought one pack at the time, and I regret not grabbing more when I had the chance