Because of the great KProbe scans and recommendations, I bought a load (50, well, for me that’s a lot) of Fuji-made-in-Japan Taio Yuden TYG01 DVD-R 4x discs.
I only have a LTD 166s to KProbe them in, but I would think that comparing them to other discs in that same drive would be fair.
The results of the ‘legendary’ TY are appalling! Whether I have written them at 2x or at 4x, the (8 ECC) scans are either a constant 500/40 PIPO or the drive craps out, sometimes as early as as 15%.
Writing RICOHJPN01 gives a result that’s insanely better, even when the 166s reads the disc at over 8x, it’s a 30/2 PIPO average.
Does the NEC really hate these discs?