Memorex 16X DVD+R is bad (RICOHJPN R03-004)

…I have a benq DW1640 and burnt one of these ricoh disks at 12X (16X will give 20+ max PIF at around the 3GB mark). Is this a drive problem or a media problem? the disks are cheap at $25 Canadian dollars (equals to approx 20 USD) for a 50 spindle. I burnt the media at 12X (SD off/on, WOPC on all as default) and the best score was 4 max PIF, around 18K PIE total, around 300 PIF total, and a overall quality of 98. I was just wondering if anyone else had the same experience as me. :confused:

This is a known problem with BenQ 1620 and 1640. 16x +R burns always have what we call the “toothbrush” PIF pattern. It doesn’t affect the readability of the discs but if you are aiming for superclean-scanning burns, either stick to 12x with +R media, or buy good 16x -R media like MCC 03RG20 16x Verbatim.

how about this?

http://www.memoryexpress.com/index.php?PageTag=&page=file&memx_menu=EmbedProductDetail.php&DisplayProductID=5996&SID=

its taiyo yuden and its DVD-R and its only 30 CAD :slight_smile:

BTW this is a local store

That looks like a very fair price for unbranded TYG03. If the shiny lacquer surface that makes the smallest particles of dust visible won’t bother you, go for it! You should get clean burns on the 1640.

I’m not sure what you mean about the toothbrush pattern, there is a previous post of my Vakoss branded Prodisc R04 burned at 16x in 5:56 on my DW1620 B7W9.

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=147876&page=2&pp=25

i have good success with dvdr+r 16x Ridata and also HP. The store i goto is nearly always low or out of stock of these 2 but has stock of other brands so i figure all the university kids also buy those 2 brands too !

A few examples of the BenQ toothbrush effect with various 16x +R media:



This doesn’t happen with -R media at 16x speeds, a major reason I learned to like TYG02 and MCC 03RG20 :slight_smile: