Picked up a 25 pack of Memorex DVD+RW cheap at Compusa (10 bucks)
Using a Benq that was crossflashed from an I/O Magic oem version to 1655 BCDB. Nice drive, quiet.
Media maker is Infodisc A10, which I see is not well liked.
I did a test burn. Verified ok, but I didnt like the scan much, so I erased and rewrote the disc.
Second scan better, and displayed below. There’s a spike at the end that dropped the quality score about 7 points (it was 95 before that, not too shabby).
The 500k P1 errors looks high to me, and most of them come at the end of the read. No reported PO failures, right? But the box that pops up after the scan says this :
PO failures: 516 <---------- huh?
wtf? So which is right , the zero or the 516? I tested this twice and both times zero onscreen failures but a high # in the text box report. Nero verified the write as OK, so I kind of doubt the 516 count.
Also tried reading the end of the disc at 4X instead of 8x and it comes up much cleaner than the posted scan, though the spike at the end is still there.
Is this media good enough to use without having problems?