I am under the impression that Verbatim CD-Rs were either made by Mitusbishi or CMC. Testing one of my Verbatim ValuLife CD-Rs, Nero said the manufacturer was Ritek, ATIP 97m15s17f. Is this ok? Or have I bought a fake Verbatim? From searching for that specific ATIP on the forums, I have found that all comments are very good on this particular CD-R, despite being a Ritek. Most graphs I saw of its test, showed C1 bars below 10 (I really am a newbie on testing). From the posts I noted many times that it was branded as Maxell, but never as Verbatim. I also found this great link which shows all the vendors for the exact ATIP code I'm worried about:
From the above link I noticed that it was branded under Maxell, Philips, and TDK, but no Verbatim.
On an unrelated note, while looking at the graphs of the tests, I noticed that the errors tend to spike towards the final 10% of the CD capacity. Testing my old Ritek's I have also noticed that the damaged files overwhelmingly are concentrated at the end of the CD (the last files to be written). Do any of you purposefully burn only up to a certain percentage of the capacity of the CD, to avoid the the final sectors? Anyone think it might be a good idea to do so?