Sorry to dig up this thread again, but, after reading it carefully, and using the same drive myself (lots of articles on tech maganizes state that this is a very good drive, one of the 10 best in the market), and after facing some of the issues you have had (with the Melody media, I’ve bought, and other no label media, from Taiwan), when recording at 2x, I had to make other experiments, so that I could understand a bit more about the issue itself.
So, I’ve bought a great quantity of different media, and I’ve only encountered that issue with the Melody media… usually I only use Panasonic, since my backups are to be kept for a long time, but with either Sony, Verbatim, Panasonic and TDK, I didn’t see any quality issue whatsoever… so, maybe it’s only a media issue…since that using melody at 4x the quality is not bad, at all…
Sorry to bother you. Greetings from Portugal :-)[/QUOTE]
No need to apologise. This is an ongoing results and discussion thread, so your comments are most welcome.