So much for Brand Names

vbimport

#1

verbatim and plextor 708 or 712
have several of these, figure most will be similar, pattern of graph would indicate bad media or bad firmware(most likely burned at 8x)


#2

I really want to know where they were made. Is that disc MIS by MCC, MIT by CMC, MIT by Prodisc or MII by MBI?


#3

There’s sure to be something that have went totally wrong there…

My guess is it’s a fake media.


#4

they were branded verbatims bought in aug/sept/2004 at bestbuy or compusa,
the pattern leads me to believe it was that damn new plex 712, I got better burns
earlier in the year from memorex +r’s and the plex 708

I remember having to return media that the 712 wouldn’t burn but the 708 would

just did a copy on the fly @ 8x with nero and burned this


#5

Well since you have a BenQ 1650 with you why not flash it with the latest BCHC firmware and try burning the medias again?Enable Solid Burn and WOPC upon your next burn.


#6

centr
look at date of the first burn

nero cof pulled the same date into the fly copy I just finished

last burn was with nec 3540


#7

That scan would indicate to me that the problem is likely on the drive’s end. The way the PIE/PIF/jitter all go up drastically at the exact same point which is almost always the result of some sort of recallibration in my experience.


#8

my thoughts exactly, thanks buck, I remember going to plex every week looking for a firmware update.