I have used TY for years now and mostly have had zero problems - until the past year and buying the unbranded x48 100 pack’s from svp. It’s got to the stage where 1 in 3 show signs of slowdown, a few yellow blocks and very occasionally red blocks.
I thought my burner had problems, but I can get runs of burns with no slowdown or problems on this media. If I try using other media after say 2 problem burns using TY media (random from several batches of 100 after witnissing slowdowns and pauses during cdspeed tests), such as Mitsui or other media they burn just perfect - every time I change media the burns are error free (all green), no slowdowns, etc - but I keep getting bad burns (slowdown/pauses) with the latest lot of 400 TY discs and those I bought from svp (the last 200 discs) late last year.
Others I believe mentioned the quality of TY media (cdr) seems to have dropped. So, what are other peoples experiences? Is the media quality nosediving? Are the ones SVP purchase inferior? Just what has happened. It cannot be my drive if it burns find to what is often considered lesser quality media - it always burnt TY just fine. It is a 2401040a. Oh, if I use the older x48 Plextor branded TY I still have some of no problems - they burn fine.
Thanks (he who used to believe TY were king)