Thanks scoobiedoobie for the insight! I feel much better inside now that I know not to worry so much. I agree though, it is quite annoying.
So I've actually been running a few more tests, and it turns out that the spike we speak of shows up on ALL the media I burn, regardless of the drive. Like, here's a SONYD21 burned on my NEC, but scanned with my BenQ..
..see the same exact spike? This leads me to believe that it's a reading error rather than a burning one.
Hey! Here's a quick question.. (sorry if it's a little off-topic though).. but does anyone know exactly how many different lasers there are in a DVD-RW? Like, is there a separate lens for reading, and one for writing?
I ask this because I think maybe it would work if I opened my drive and cleaned the reading lens? (If there's a thread somebody knows about please point me the right direction.. thank you!)
Okay, back on topic!