Just opened a new spindle of these. Burnt the first one at 16x on my Benq DW1640, default settings (SB off, OS off, WOPC on).
Now I've owned cmc made verbatim 16x dvd-r made in taiwan before and yes they weren't all that great either, but they never scored a quality of 0 at their rated speed, with PO Failures (when i scanned it last night after burning this was the case, scanning today produces slightly better results).
The second burnt at 12x instead, same default settings (SB off, OS off, WOPC on).
The third one burnt was done 12x with solidburn on for known media, so first burn on learning. Will update to see if solidburn helps for Moser Baer made MCC03RG20.
The transfer rate graphs for these are as you'd expect, few slowdown drops in the 1st disc, 2nd and 3rd are okay.
So burning these at 12x isn't so bad, but still not good at all really. Perhaps solidburn is helping things, or perhaps the first couple of discs on the spindle were crap.
The stamp on the inner ring of these MII mcc03rg20 is 6152 513 -R E A 07268. Reorder code is the same as MIT stuff: 43522. Says Made in India on cakebox label.
Just goes to show the variability of verbatims these days, especially if you're buying over the net and can't check where it's made. Although I bought these in Sainsburies and just didn't check the label