Recently I bought 100 Datawrite DVD+Rs from a retailer and I was having issiues burning them. My first blame would be to blame this media as its code is CMC MAG-E01-00 dye which I know isnt very good. In the past however I’ve burnt these dyed discs flawlessly and the media quality has never been a issue. The last discs I was burning were the same range ones but with the MCC 003 dye and they seemed to work flawlessly up until the last one.
The BenQ doesnt seem to have any reading issues though, reading everything i throw at it fine (Except for the bad burns ;)).
Back to my story, In the past I recorded CMC MAG-E01 Infiniti branded media, they were suprisingly good and never gave trouble, I happened to find one of these old infiniti discs which now seem to takes ages to burn at 8x 13+ mins. The BenQ usually does at 8x a full DVD in around 8 minutes. The disc seems to read ok though (Infiniti). The burner has latest firmware aswell with DMA enabled on the drive…
I Might go ahead and send the discs back as the print top surface on the datawrites is very poor and has one noticeable line when printed, however, just to get advice here, if you people here think my drive is dying would THIS be a good substitute, should modern CMC MAG discs be ok at burning, I’m not interested in yudens or what not, just all I want is a burner to record these kind of medias and get good compatability