Ok I bought these recently off Rima, and I’ve heard that place mentioned a few times so I figure these are genuine. They were burnt at their rated speed.
Anyway I noticed that my PIFs seem to be always four times higher than the average in scans I’ve seen of this media. I also scanned these with a BENQ drive with similar totals.
There’s also a PIF spike around the 1500MB mark… every single disc from this batch. Shows up on both Samsung and BenQ drives. I’ve burnt 10 so far, and took these 10 from different parts of the spindle (top, middle, bottom).
Are either of these issues cause for concern in terms of data longevity? I don’t really care about playback or compatibility on standalones, just data longevity.
Also, the first disc in the batch, at the very top, had physical defects, dark spots near the outer edge. None of the other discs seem to have these defects luckilly.