Alright, I finally decided to start listening to you guys and ordered 200 TYG02s (from SVP, so I am sure they are legit) since I wanted to make sure that I get the best quality and, most importantly, that I can still read them in 5-10 years.
My first mistake was probably that I ordered -Rs instead of +Rs, but I expected the quality to be good either way. Sadly, the burns weren’t quite what I had expected (using B7W9 RPC1 firmware):
This is my very first burn @8x:
Not good at all. Now my second burn @16x:
Better. I did my 3rd try @4x but it got even worse than the burn at 8x: :a
Hmm. Even my RitekG05 looks better than that:
So, several questions arise:
Whis is the best speed if I want my discs to last as long as possible?
Could it be that my system is too overloaded and a clean install would improve things (currently I run Win2k with plenty of apps installed like Visual Studio 2005, Dreamweaver, etc)?
Is it the 1620? When I bought it, the general opinion here was that it was the best burner at the time. I just updated the firmware, could that be a factor?
What about the Nero, I’m currently using 18.104.22.168, is it time to update?
5)Can WOPC have anything to do with it and where do I turn this on/off anyways?
- Do you have any other suggestions to improve my write quality or am I getting worried over nothing?
I would like to avoid burning 100 discs and then find out I could have done something to make this better.
Thanks in advance!!!