[QUOTE=geno888;2496973]The most important factors that influence burning quality are basically three: the disc, the drive firmware and the burning speed.[/quote]You forgot the drive here
and I agree also that the [I]perfect[/I] drive is only a myth
But there is a good approximation:
Everytime you stumble upon a drive review, go and buy that drive if the review was a good one. You’ll then end up with half a dozen (or even more) drives Perhaps add some used drives that are considered as legends like some Plextor or Nexperia Benq.
It’s important that two of these drives are useable as scanners.
Then go shopping for blank media.
Test that media on each drive at all speeds supported. Advanced: you can also try different firmwares.
Set up a database (enterprise grade is good enough) to store the results.
Now you have found out the best drive/speed/media combination.
You can now go shopping for blank media again. The bad thing: your new discs are from another batch, so you need to start over with the determination of the best drive/media/speed/(optional: firmware) combination.
If you’re done with that, you can go shopping new blank media again. And guess, what? Exactly, another batch which behaves different…