I own a BenQ 1640 FW BSOB. It is the best writer I’ve owned til date, and I’ve had no problems at all with all the media I’ve tested (Ritek, TY, TDK, etc.) producing nice PI/PIF.
But since I bought 16x media, I’ve reported several strange problems.
First incident was with some Phillips 16x (MCC03), the burner produced some coasters, apparently with no evident cause. I use to make my burns at 4x or 8x. I use Nero, checking the “Verify” option. The strange thing is that the process runs nicely, and Nero verifies the full DVD with sucess, but when I eject the media and insert it again, the drive does not recognize the media and I cannot read it anymore. I cannot read the DVD even with other LiteOn drive I own.
Apparently no problems on burning process produce coasters… No explanation.
Well, what I thought it was a problem of the brand, has become a fact on 16x media.
I’ve bought some Verbatim 16x, with Media Code TYG03, and the first DVD I’ve burned has been a coaster, no errors on the process, but unreadable after that.
It has been burned at 4x. I begin to wonder if this media does not like to be burned at lower speeds.
Finally, not all 16x becomes a coaster, I produce nice DVDs of 16x media.