Looking at the results that OCFREAK has posted, I can confirm from my experience that this is typical of G05 and RITEK quality at the moment. Initially, I was led to believe that Ritek G05, especially Traxdata was the absolute best quality G05 available from RITEK. I think the results show that even the best quality RITEK stock can't be trusted.
I had been a long time fan of RITEK and I must say their G04 and RICOH +R discs have been some of the most reliable discs that I have ever used. Now that RITEK +R has changed code and G04 is no longer manufactured, I have been getting more consistent results from MCC code +R and -R from CMC than from the RITEK G05 dye.
In the UK, we have sellers/distributors such as RAMBOX, DVD AND MEDIA.COM / All4mats, DVD Technology that buys their RITEK from CONREXX BV. These companies distribute Traxdata, Arita and RIdata and have also recently flooded the market with bulk cheap "Grade A" Ritek printable.
These Bulk, shrinkwrapped discs are everywhere and they can be as cheap as 14p per disc at the fairs. Quality is variable and I have been told by friends that even these cheap RITEK discs although burn fine, vary in their playback quality and a vast majority of these discs are just junk. Why do they retail at 14p if the price of quality A Grade RITEK of the above "Traxdata quality" is at 17p? Well, it because they are of a lesser grade, but hey, at this price, what do you expect from these cheaper RITEK's.
Now, my questions is, if supposedly Grade A Ritek stock such as TRAXDATA from Conrexx can show these bad results, how can we trust any RITEK disc, from anyone labelled as Grade A from RITEK?
From now on, I think I will stick to CMC/MCC, they seem to be the only dye/manufacturer that work for me at the moment. You may have noticed that I haven't mentioned what brands I am using at the moment, but I'm sure you can guess. This post is not meant to start a flame war between ENET / CONREXX camp, but just my personal opinion of RITEK quality. Even though both camps continue to sell RITEK, I for one am not interested.
PS. OCFREAK : Love reading your reviews, keep up the good work! You know what you're talking about!!