I use a Plextor 712A, and have found that Verbatim 8x DVD+R (MCC003) works well with it. See first attachment.
I saw a spindle of 25 MCC003’s for just Â£5.52 plus VAT (from SVP Communications), so bought a pack. The only difference is that these are branded as Bulkpaq. But all the media ID codes are the same as genuine Verbatim. But the burn was dreadful. See second attachment - the PI-PO scan only got as far as about 2.25GB before failing with “Medium Error (code 030284)”.
So, what’s going on here? Are there fake MCC003’s around? Are there different qualities of MCC003, Verbatim keeping the good stuff for themselves and dumping the bad stuff on OEMs? Have Bulkpaq bought some Mitsubishi stampers and coated the discs with inferior dyes? Any other reason for this wild variation in quality?