Cdfreaks expert… I think i need some help from you guys all especially people from europe.
i have some question about verbatim europe. Recently i just bought a 50 pack of verbatim 16x dvd+r.
Usually the verbatims dvd that sold here are from verbatim asia pacific. But this time it’s from verbatim europe. it’s kinda weird to see they sell the europe version in here in asia.
So i want to know is this verbatim real? Unlike the usual asia version where there’s a paper tag that circle the cakebox, the europe one got none. Only a purple plastic wrap the cakebox.
I checked the europe site that sells dvdr. it seems a little different than the one i got. The pictures shows advanced azo in the plastic but mine have none only some small azo logo.
The distribution and usage info from the plastic shows Made in Japan. Europe Verbatim Ltd. Egham, UK. A Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Company. There is also a russian language info printed on it.
When i tried to burn one disc and tested it but somehow it didn’t seems to perform well like the verbatim asia one. I tried the nero quality test and every time i scanned all the results are different. First one is 90 after that the second scan shows 45, after that it backs to 85. Sometimes it reach 0 too.
The europe verbatim disc never show the same result. Not like the asia one. The asia version always shows almost the same result. It always around 95-98.
For the info i did all my quality test with a dvd-rom. Can’t scan it with the dvdrw since it’s a pioneer.
Another thing i want to ask is about burning speed. What speed should i burn a 16x dvd at? I have read most the posts in the forum about this and it varies. Some says lowest 4x speed is the best. Some says you have to go for the max. Even some states that 8x or 12x is better.
I always burn at 4x. If i burn at faster speed the buffer bar just keep going up and down and it looks scary. It won’t stop moving but when it’s 4x it stays constant.
So should i stick with 4x or start using faster speed from now?
Thank you for all your help.