I just tested some samples of CD-R that identified as Mitsui 97m27s58f and it was pure doggy-doo. E32s, drop-outs, track-loss, and average BLER between 150 - 250! And that was on the media that the Clover would recognize. The rest - I couldn't test.
I got the samples from a colleague who was buying them from a vendor in Brooklyn. I contacted the vendor to find out who made the media and they "didn't know", so I asked for samples and they refused to send them (I see why). So I am curious as to where these discs came from. BTW, they're available at the low low price of 12 cents at carton quantity.
I know the reputation the MTC marketing machine has bought for itself has dropped in recent years, but I can't see MAM-A letting something out the door this bad, even if it were going out the BACK door.
So, I'm guessing that some of the newer players to the Asian market are getting their stampers from Mitsui. Can anyone confirm that Mitsui is selling stampers with their MID code?