I use branded Verbatim MCC 003 or MCC 004..... At no cost, I could start a set of back-ups with the Memorex media. But only if the burns have a quality score of 90+.
The batch of Memorex I have, is far from trash. These are beautiful, stiff disks, that look good after a burn. I scored 82 with the NEC3500 burner (a 4GB burn). Considering that I am using disks that were handled, and marginal disks from the bottom of the stack, this is a good sign. I think employees of the manufacturer may have had a bad day and goofed.... the media is identified as MBIPG101-R05, but maybe it isn't. So then, the burner does a poor job, and when using the BenQ, SolidBurn's learning mode appears useless.
If the media manufacturer isn't the problem, then I need a later burner with a firmware that has an improved writing strategy (and that's about as far as I understand these things).
So, after about 20 test-burns, I see the possibility of high scores. And I have a folder full of scans from the forum that indicate this possibility.
For a sum of money, a particular media code might be given first priority and extra attention. Perhaps there is nothing wrong with a dye or media. Maybe the problem is no perks, no kickbacks, this could be sabotage ! :bigsmile:
Can someone suggest an alternative media code ? If I understand correctly, I can name any code as "MBIPG101-R05", then test for improvement..... Maybe, DAXON AZ3, or MCC 003 ?