I’m interested that rdgrimes says we shouldn’t put too much weight on scans done in a DVD-ROM drive. I understand that we can’t take too much notice of the actual numbers, but I would have thought that even using a DVD-ROM drive, the KProbe scans would still be a reasonable tool for making relative comparisons of different media. in the same drive. Can anyone explain why this wouldn’t be the case?
All you can do is use the burning strategy and media that gives you the lowest error rates.
Absolutely! But how can I determine what gives me the lowest error rates without using KProbe? Or, by errors do you mean unreadable discs?
As I said previously, I’ve never actually had any problems with any TYG01 discs refusing to be read. It’s just that based on the scans I’ve done, I’m not sure if they should be my media of choice for burning important data. If I hadn’t done these KProbe scans I’d probably be happily using them as TY are definitely my favourites for cd-r media.
At this point I’m leaning towards using Verbatim Data Life Plus media, because these do give me better results in KProbe and they’re only slightly more expensive here.
I’d still love to get more input from other people, especially people who are finding the TYG01 discs good!