As I recall, your drive is a Liteon 18X. I never had much luck with -R media on Liteons, but it is just possible that the burn strategy for 6X is poor or non-existent. You could check with CDSpeed and see what you get. I would try at 8X and, as mentioned above, scan at 4X. You could also try MCC 004 media, again at 8X and see what you get. The edge of the burn is the most difficult, but newer drives don't usually see this problem.
Oh, and "you are an idiot". . You made me do it. :iagree: