My bad I didnâ€™t mean to imply they are definitely bad. Plus I admit Iâ€™ve got limited experience with quality results evaluation as this benq is my first burner with scanning ability. Still I was amazed to discover that after 10/15 T01 burned all resulting in the range of 100-150 total pifs, after 5 mcc03 all in the range of 100-150, I get values (I burned 20 discs or so from the 2 new spindles) around 900-1000 (with a few exceptions of course), 10 times higher with the â€œsameâ€ verbatim 8x discs.
Iâ€™m quite surprised as I got this kind of score (not considering pie, which is worse) even with â€“R. Ok, they were TY G01, but even with Riteks G04 the pif results are not terribly worse, say 2000 instead of 1000 (if 1000 instead of 100 is no big deal, I guess another doubling is not even worth mentioning).
So Iâ€™m left wondering if these mcc +R @8x are not the endall and beall for the benq, the end result depending largely on the batch you get.
Maybe Iâ€™m being a bit paranoid, but these discs are valuable hd backups, so Iâ€™m not just concerned with standalones playability.
I donâ€™t trust so much the calculated numeric score by cdspeed, but if you more experienced Benq-ers believe scores of ~100 pifs and ~800-1000 pifs are roughly in the same ballpark in terms of longevity, well Iâ€™ll live with my verbatims
And just an FYI - T01 should overspeed to 8x (and I believe to 12x with T9 although the results might be a bit dodgy...) just fine so I'd say overspeed the Yuden000 T01's to 8x and go from there. I know I did with a Samsung 4x DVD+R that was a T01 and it worked out with pretty nice results.
Thank you for the reminder, yes (at least from T9) you can overspeed them to 12x, and Iâ€™ll try that for sure when I reorder some. Reason why I havenâ€™t yet, is that my reserve of T01 was limited to 20 or so and I didnâ€™t want to risk wasting a single one.