What types of DVD-R had the drive problems with to read? I mean, if you use Penmax or Princo, you can cause every drive to spindown...you won't notice such issues with DVD+R because there's less crap media around.
Yup the thing is less manufactuers make +R disks in fact almost all the disks are made by one manufactuer but rebranded.
There is a lot of crap “-” media than gives poor performance on the outer edges of the disk but you can buy the more expensive disks which give good performance throughout the surface.
I just tested some:
result: expensive Verbatim DVD-R (5â‚¬ each) and DVD-RW (10â‚¬ each) was read in every drive I tested without any issue.
LG 12x could not read
(1) Penmax DVD-R (error after 2,5 GB)
(2) Optodisc DVD-RW (didn’t even recognise disc!)
(3) Pioneer DVD-RW (could read TOC, but no single file)
and hardly read Optodisc DVD-R
LG 16x could not read Penmax (will check about Pioneer, Optodisc later)
Pioneer 115 and 106 read Optodisc/Pioneer without any issue, but had several spindowns with Penmax.
My simple conclusion is that I only use Verbatim media…
Yeah I agree the Verbatim is one of the best DVD-R disks and can be read all the way through properly.
I just wrote 4,480MB <-- MAX on a cheap White Label DVD-R and it works… so sometimes you can use those 70p disks instead of paying Â£4 for a Verbatim.