Newbie to this forum. Hope this question isn’t too off-topic.
Has anyone else out there had blatant and widespread issues using Imation 8X DVD+Rs?
Through a lot of trial and error, we found that we were having tremendous problems with burning Imation 8X DVD+Rs. When burning them at 8X, some 50% or more of them would have CRC errors when reading them. The errors would not be evidenced on the burn. You would only see them when you tried to read the files. When explicitly burning at a slower speed, the undetected errors seem to go away completely, although I have still getten a few errors on the burn itself. The problem was not the burner because we tried it with three different models of burners (not just three of the same model) and we had similar problems with all of them.
Once we nailed down the root of our problems, I did more research. I was not surprised to find that Imation farms out all their DVD production and rebrands. They use several manufacturers, so you’re never quite sure what you’re really getting. What did surprise me is that I didn’t see thousands of flames about these DVDs since the problems we’ve had were so widespread and blatant once we got 8X and 16X +R burners. While we are not doing anything “odd” with our burns, there may be some things we are doing that are exacerbating the problem, such as nearly filling up the DVD, having very large files, and always burning at maximum speed. However, even so, a 50%+ undetected error rate seems entirely unreasonable to me.
Anybody had a similar experience with Imation 8X DVD+Rs?