So…I just got myself a 100pack oem TYG02 from memoryexpress in Canada. I know it is genuine. I noticed that the PIFs are a little high. I consistently get 97 score, no matter the speed of the burn. I’ve tried 8x and 16x with similar results (ie. about the same avg. and max PIF and PIE and jitter. PIE max is a little higher for 16x)
here is a scan of one of the better burns
burned at 16x
is there something wrong with this batch? I’ve tried both BSLB and the latest BSRB and got similar results.
I’ve also noticed a very thin, lighter coloured ring near the inside of the recording surface. This is present on EVERY disk in the 100 spindle. I though this was where the recording was supposed to commence, but after burning one of them, I noticed that the thin ring gets burned over. I don’t know the effects of this on burns, but I do know that it is somewhere from 0-500mb on the disks.