seems i was right not to trust this deal . In the meanwhile i discovered my platinum 8 speeds(ricohjpnr02) will do 12x on my newly aquired NEC3520A . I dug up some files to burn on it, 12 x 349MB (house md , if your wondering : great show ;] ) = 4.09GB in total. Burntime was 6.44 .
I havent got the capability to do PIO scans but i do a nero readtest with my toshiba 16x dvd-rom when i doubt quality .
Looks like a perfect disc , so far im very pleased . No need for TY's for now , i got 6 spindles of these platinums left and it seems they'll do fine for now .