Did I try several MID codes before I got the RitekF1? Interesting, though I can't say yes for some reason. I've only really tried CMC MAG AM3 (Under 50pk Bulkpaq / 50pk RiDisc) combination, and this was on a Pioneer burner. The results sucked, probably as much as 75% either refused to verify or froze on my standalone.
So I savvied up. Because when I started this whole palaver, I simply assumed "Ahh it's a DVD, they're all the same!" They are not, as I have learned from my experience. So, switching from these nightmarish combinations, I switched from the to Maxell in the packs of 10 at Wilkinsons.
Reading the dye, I was assured RitekF1 is an excellent dye - Certainly much better than the mixed bag CMC, so I bought more and More Maxell until I've got to about 80 discs all Maxell (Another 10 or so are Bulkpaq / RiDisc combo).
I wasted money on buying crap discs before I found something I liked, under a brand I liked even more. However, here is the kicker. Now, I'm questing the longivity of the RitekF1 dye. Something is funky is happening with my discs - Most if not all of my data are failing to verify on a BenQ burner. (COUGH! )
However all of what are failing seem to be discs that have been recorded on my cheap-n-cheerful DVD recorder by Vistron - Which has a DVSKOREA burner inside, I believe? (DRL-200) I think the model number was. The Ritek discs burned on my computer under BenQ burner or even the Phillips which the BenQ replaced are verifying successfully, albeit a little slow, on IMGBurn.
Okay, so crap discs I thought. The even bigger kicker is these discs which refused to go to 20% on some discs all verify back on my mums Sony laptop drive! I don't really want to copy all of my data to other discs :doh: But I would like to ask why does one disc work okay in one burner, and not the next?
Lesson learned in my year of serious burning? CMC MAG AM3 CAN be good media - But too erratic to be reliable. (Good batch / Bad batch) but that doesn't mean to say they are bad. RitekF1 - Even better and can be got for around CMC prices. Fake TYG03? Don't bother. The results are just garbage. RitekG05? Seemed to work okay and some of the discs my mothers friend burned are working okay. But after that fiasco, I wouldn't recommend them.
(Cue Arachne to save the day. Maybe she can give, with her feline powers, give an explination to why it's being so funky)