I’ve bought these Office Max dvd’s before (8x +R; MID = MBIPG101 R04 - ie. Moser Baer; Made In India, 50pk spindle). Nice writing surface (plenty of space too).
Burning @ 8x on Benq 1620:
Burn quality was excellent to ok. QS’s @ 95-99. PIF max @ 3-9. PIE max @ 5-13 (sometimes 20-50).
The burns are really inconsistent (at least, for me) with regards to PIF totals: 52-300 for good discs, 500-1400 on ok discs. PIE totals: 3,000-5000 for good discs, 8000-16,000 for ok discs.
Kind of a mixed bag, but generally good burns considering the alternatives for this price. Still well within DVD spec, and a much better alternative than going CMC media (at least imo and for my burner).
I’ve posted several times in different places asking for comments as to MBI’s longterm reliability, but no one seems to know. I hope MBI’s don’t turn into the Ritek debacle … great initial burn … then, the disc just deteriorates like mad.
For the price, it’s alright - though I’d prefer to spend $4.99 more and try to find some Sony TY 50pks.
Hopefully, someone can lend some comments as to how MBI media hold up in the long run.