Originally posted by BakCompat
[B]thats quite an excellent scan you have there OC-Freak.. I can only hope that the 10pack i bought is just plain defective, though my thoughts tend to agree with rdgrimes at the moment, that the 811 (or perhaps several LiteOn drives?) don't yet have adequate implementation for that particular media yet. I had tested with HSOE and HSOP on my burner, at 8x, 4x, and even 2.4x, yet only produced 2 readable discs, and one of those was absolutely horrible, as is shown in the kprobe scan. I'd really like to buy another ten pack after a couple weeks and redo these tests, to see if perhaps indeed i just got the shaft with my first 10 pack of Verbatim 8x'ers.. but that's another $20 that wouldn't be earmarked for the next batch of TY's..
On the other hand, i should be getting a couple of 25 packs of the Verbatim Digital Vinyl's.. the regular 50 pack seems to have been out of stock at my local Best Buy as of 2 hours ago, so i may end up getting 2x25 of the Digital Vinyls instead.. They're still 4x, but if i remember correctly, they are manufactured in Singapore, not Taiwan, so that increases my chances of not getting Ricoh or CMC media... we shall see. [/B]
Yep, to my experience thse writers is not tuned correctly for this media:
All Lite-On writers, except 812S.
NEC ND-2500A (at least with the original 1.06 firmware I used in the review).
These seems ok with this media:
Pioneer 8x writers
BTC 8x writers (must have the newest firmware update!)
NU 8x writers
BenQ 8x writers