[QUOTE=Two Degrees;2786743]As a quick test, I burned four pieces of MCC 03RG20 made in Taiwan by CMC in different years (2005, 2006, 2015, 2016) using a Pioneer A09XLC. One disc is DataLifePlus, the others from retail “consumer grade” spindles. I scanned them on a BenQ DW1620 purposely to exaggerate the PIE/PIF somewhat. Can you tell which is which?[/QUOTE]
Nope. Can’t tell at all. Though, to be fair, I can’t say BenQ drives are happy with Pioneer burns in general, so they might all seem equally mediocre, haha.
[QUOTE=kyrcy;2786819]It’s difficult to say but out of curiosity I bought a 50 pack spindle of DataLifePlus DVD-R (#43744) to try. Verbatim claims “66.7% tighter specifications than standard discs” in their Storage and Accessories Product Catalogue for 2016.[/QUOTE]
So I guess that means that fewer of them are guaranteed to be outright bad, not that they’re guaranteed to scan amazingly.