So I bought a 100pack spindle of Ritek/Ridata DVD+R’s, knowing beforehand they were RICOHJPNR01, which is the reason I bought them. Every burn looks like this, with the large spike at the beginning. It’s readable, but it annoys me. I’ve burnt 5 exactly like this so far. Any 6x or 8x attempt on this media ends with a spike at the beginning and an even bigger spike at the end (With PIF over 20). Tried the R02 strat and ended up with a nice coaster.
Burnt using an 812s@832s, VS0A, Omnipatched with all options, tried it with stock VS0A though, same results. Thoughts?