Hey Everyone -
I just received my brand new Liteon 20A1P drive yesterday and for the most part, its incredible! Overall its burning better than my NEC 3520 and its scanning capabilities are amazing.
I have noticed a problem though, my drive hates Verbatim DVD+R (MCC004) media. In looking at other peoples scans, this media tends to burn very well however I've tried 3 discs now and the PIE/PIF results are all high....
There are pictures below, but heres a quick summary
MCC004 DVD+R Media Results: (Looks bad to me)
PIE Total: 205,903
PIE Max: 57
---PIF Total: 3546
---PIF Max: 8
MCC003 DVD-R Media Results: (looks great to me!)
PIE Total: 15,836
PIE Max: 11
---PIF Total: 310
---PIF Max: 3
TYG02 DVD-R Media Results: (looks pretty good to me)
PIE Total: 11,905
PIE Max: 11
---PIF Total: 2314
---PIF Max: 4
RICOHJPN R03 DVD+R Media Results: (looks good for cheap media to me)
PIE Total: 63,606
PIE Max: 40
---PIF Total: 1319
---PIF Max: 2
All of the burns were done at Max Speed, and I'd like to reiterate that I've done 3 MCC004 DVD+R discs, all with similar results. For the last scan (the one posted below) I turned off SmartBURN (at least I think I did) and the results got a little better than past scans, but still not "good"
So my questions for the forum are:
1) Does the Liteon 20A1P drive hate Verbatim DVD+R Media?
2) Is the MCC004 scan as bad as I think it is?
3) What could I be doing wrong that would cause this top notch media (that burned very well in old NEC 3520) to not burn well on my new LiteOn Drive?
4) Has anyone else noticed this problem
Pictures are below....