Ritek DVD-R

Writer: LG GSA-H22L
Firmware: 1.02
Media: Ritek DVD-R 8x Printable
MID: (RITEKG05)
Burn Speed: 8x
Software: Nero 12 Ess.
Burned 2017
Scanned 2017

Benq is completely different to Lite in this case

Writer: Plextor PX-755
Firmware: 1.08
Media: Ritek DVD-R 16x Thermo Printable
MID: (RITEKF1)
Burn Speed: 16x (down to 8x at 88%)
Software: Nero 12 Ess.
Burned 2017
Scanned 2017

Looks like OPC works, but to late

Writer: Pioneer DVR-215
Firmware: 1.22
Media: Ritek DVD-R 16x Thermo Printable
MID: (RITEKF1)
Burn Speed: 16x (down to 8x at 57%)
Software: Nero 12 Ess.
Burned 2017
Scanned 2017

Not bad

Writer: LG GH24NSC0
Firmware: LK00
Media: Ritek DVD-R 16x Thermo Printable
MID: (RITEKF1)
Burn Speed: 16x
Software: Nero 12 Ess.
Burned 2017
Scanned 2017

The LG holds its speed til the end and can make yet good burns

Writer: Pioneer DVR-S20
Firmware: 1.01
Media: Ritek DVD-R 16x Thermo Printable
MID: (RITEKF1)
Burn Speed: 16x (down to 12x max at 45%)
Software: Nero 12 Ess.
Burned 2017
Scanned 2017

Again the S20 have big problems. Is it because the dropped down the speed?

Writer: Benq 1650
Firmware: BCIC
Media: Ritek DVD-R 16x Thermo Printable
MID: (RITEKF1)
Burn Speed: 16x (down to 12x max at 89%)
Software: Nero 12 Ess.
Burned 2017
Scanned 2017

The good old Benq likes this media

Writer: LG GSA-H22L
Firmware: 1.02
Media: Ritek DVD-R 16x Thermo Printable
MID: (RITEKF1)
Burn Speed: 4x (only available speed)
Software: Nero 12 Ess.
Burned 2017
Scanned 2017

The LG don´t know this media and use a standard-strategy.

Looks like the actual 124 F is a better reader than old 124 B

Writer: Pioneer BDR-209EBK FW. 1.34
Media: Maxell DVD-R
MID: RITEKF1
Writing speed: 8x
Software: Burnaware Free
Burned: 2017
Scanned: 2017

Writer: Pioneer BDR-209EBK FW. 1.34
Media: Maxell DVD-R
MID: RITEKF1
Writing speed: 8x
Software: Burnaware Free
Burned: 2017
Scanned: 2017

Okay, looks nice!

Those are not 1st class RitekF1, in every package there are few discs that have some sort of manufacturing (or maybe transporting/storage) problems like few scratches, rough edges etc. Those discs usually have higher number of PIF error evenly distributed across the recording surface, sometimes reaching up to 4000 but they never have value higher that 3.

Or maybe those shrink packs aren’t protecting good enough.

It is quite possible, edges are only protected by the thin foil…

And the discs can be pressed together.
In a spindle not possible.

Writer: LG GTB0N
Firmware 1.00
Media: Ritek DVD-R 16x Thermo Printable
MID: (RITEKF1)
Burn Speed: 8x
Software: Nero 7
Burned 2017
Scanned 2017

Writer: LiteOn DS8A8SH
Firmware KAA2
Media: Ritek DVD-R 16x Thermo Printable
MID: (RITEKF1)
Burn Speed: 8x
Software: Nero 7
Burned 2017
Scanned 2017

Writer: Panasonic UJ8E1
Firmware 1.00

Media: Ritek DVD-R 16x Thermo Printable
MID: (RITEKF1)
Burn Speed: 8x
Software: Nero 7
Burned 2017
Scanned 2017

Writer: LiteOn DS8A8SH
Firmware KAA2
Media: Ritek DVD-R 8x Printable
MID: (RITEKG05)
Burn Speed: 8x
Software: Nero 7
Burned 2017
Scanned 2017

The media came in a shrink pack and some of them shows damages, that´s the reason for the PIF-clusters at the end

Writer: LG GTB0N
Firmware 1.00
Media: Ritek DVD-R 8x Printable
MID: (RITEKG05)
Burn Speed: 8x
Software: Nero 7
Burned 2017
Scanned 2017

The media came in a shrink pack and some of them shows damages, that´s the reason for the PIF-clusters at the end

Writer: Panasonic UJ8E1
Firmware 1.00
Media: Ritek DVD-R 8x Printable
MID: (RITEKG05)
Burn Speed: 8x
Software: Nero 7
Burned 2017
Scanned 2017

The media came in a shrink pack and some of them shows damages, that´s the reason for the PIF-clusters