I don't recognise the media brand you describe - it may be low quality stuff. DVDINFOPro should allow you to identify it if you can get the drive to recognise the disc - click the Media option.
My personal view is that Adaptec ASPI is best avoided unless you really need it. My system is much more stable without it. I've posted lots on this already - most modern software doesn't need it. If you need to write discs in Windows 2000 or XP without ASPI and without being an Administrator, the Nero BurnRights utility should sort that for you.