“Conclusion: while C1 levels look excellent, I can hardly recommend this media:
-low recording speed limit
-cannot be overburned even slightly
-C1 counts still about three times higher than TY”
I have had good (but not exceptional) results from Mitsui CD-R, but one thing I’ve noticed is that many Plextors seem to absolutely loathe a lot of phthalocyanine media. Here’s two scores for the same disks, one using a Sony-branded Liteon and CD-DVDSpeed, and the other using a Plextor Premium and PlexTools:
Obviously the Plextor is about twice as picky with Super Cyanine. But with phthalocyanine, sheesh! More like 30 times the error rate.
And this, from my experience, is normal. I’ve never had my Plextor report anything less than 5 times the errors on a phthalocyanine disk as reported by any other drive/software combination.
I really like TY media, but when it comes to Plextor, I absolutely CAN understand why they recommend it. It is not just top-notch, it is the only reputable brand that a lot of their drives don’t hate.