I have been doing a few comparisons myself using Kprobe, as I recently got hold of an external Samsung SE-S204N, which means I can now burn the MKM001 at 4X. Previously my SH-182D wouldn’t allow overburn.
Anyway, from my previous burns and scan findings, I usually get 15-20 PI max on both the MKM001 and MKM003 at 4X. So now that I have a drive in which I can burn at 4X, I’m starting to wonder if the MKM001 might actually be the better option for me. I only burn at 4X, so I’m curious to know if anyone has any opinions on the lifespan and possible deterioration of the two discs? And basically, the general quality of the two different media? Are they equal, aside from proposed burn speed?
I ended up buying a huge batch of about 175 MKM003 a few months ago, as I found the 2.4X speed on my old Sammy way too slow, but now that I have the drive which can overburn, I’m wondering if I would have been better off with a batch of MKM001.
Either way, these MKM discs are magic. I have burnt close to 150, and never had a coaster