Owner of a 411S (FS0F firmware) here.
I love my burner, backing up DVDs and tossing the originals into storage is the shiznit.
When I found out that Epson was coming out with a new printer that prints on inkjet top discs I grabbed one ASAP.
I also picked up a 50 pack of G04 printable top media. Regular G04 has always worked fairly well for me, and I have only had problems burning generic media.
Weeeelll, I am now getting kprobe scans with 1000+ PI Max and 300 average. About 70% of my discs won’t play on anything. What’s going on? I even ordered some sample discs from another website in case I got a bad batch, same problem occured.
When I burn these printable discs, my computer sounds like it’s in labor. HDD is grinding away, and the read and write buffers in Nero keep jumping up and down. (Usually they stay pretty constantly in the 98% range with every other media). I tried other burning programs including RecordNow and burnatonce with the same results. I’ve also tried almost every available firmware for my drive.
I’ve also tried printable Taiyo Yuden discs with PI average being about 90-120. They play on pretty much anything still, but my non-printable TYs were getting 10-20 PI avg. (I really don’t want to pay out the ass for discs anyways)
What’s going on? I love being able to print on the discs, but not if I have to make 10 coasters for every one that actually works.