Bah, after my problems with the 40x “Made in India” discs refusing to burn faster than 16x on my Lite-On 2410b, here’s something even worse.
I purchased a spindle of 50 Datalife Plus rated at 24x thinking they are the same as the ones I had used before with great success. However, all CDs I make with these are coasters. When I try to copy the CD back to the HD it almost always fails, if not there’s a lot of jumping and skipping and it takes ages. Usually problems occur towards the end of the disc.
The only visable difference between these and the 100s of other “Datalife+” I have burned is that the Verbtim logo is red. So I used CDR ID to see if they were different. Here’s a strange thing, these discs have the same info as the other discs that worked great!
ATIP: 97m 34s 22f
Disc Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Chemicals Corp.
Reflective layer: Dye (Long strategy; e.g. Cyanine, Azo etc.)
Media type: CD-Recordable
Recording Speeds: min. unknown - max. unknown
nominal Capacity: 702.83MB (79m 59s 74f / LBA: 359849)
Is it possible that two discs have the same ATIP but are different? I have burned 100s of Verbatim Datalife+ 24x without problems. Now all of a sudden I get these that don’t work right, but appear to be the same (except for the logo).
Anyone know where I can buy TY in the UK at reasonable prices?