yeah, it happened to me too, but mine were inkjet printable retail verbatim bought at sams club. MCC04, if you hit a good batch, you will love it. But if you hit a bad batch, you would think you bought a fake Verbatim Spindle, the PI peaks float around 800 high, the PIF floats around 12 and peaks at 40. 2 spindles of 100 each, both from Sams Club in Hawaii (main island) were coasters. Regardless of which burners I used, NEC 3500, NEC 3540, BenQ 1620, and BenQ 1640, all were coasters. So be careful with Verbatim even if you buying retail.