I have been burning G05 Ritek media for some time with no problems- and a very low instance of coasters. I started my 2nd pack to find that I’m quickly approaching a 70% coaster rate.
The Pioneer A05 drive I’ve been using has worked flawlessly but, as you can see from these two tests, there is a problem. Yes I realize the 2nd one doesn’t recognize the media, but then again it’s the outside track that my DVD player has a problem with. You can see the pioneer thinks it’s a perfect disc (CDSpeed won’t let me do a quality test) whereas the hitachi…disagrees.
I theorize it could just be bad media- but then I’m going to get very suspicious because I had a pack of Arita discs where the 2nd half was a poor performer as well.
If the consensus is the drive, which should I replace it with? I’d most likely get a pair due to my always needing double discs for backup purposes.
Thanks in advance-