I have a box of Verbatim Printable Glossy 16X DVD. They are fairly old, can't remember when I got them. Just tried to do a few burns in the last couple of days and every single one fails verification at around 60-80% area using both ImgBurn and Nero latest trial.
No errors during burning.
Verify always fails, I tried burning 9 Discs at all supported speeds, Auto, MAX, 6X, 8X, 12X except 16X.
The 10th disc I burned at 16X and it worked!.. weird, coincidence, voodoo. I will edit this post if I fail some more 16X burns.
DVD burner is Liteon 1693S
I can burn to DVD+RW and I tested a new Philips DVD-R which worked fine.
Does anyone have experience with old DVDs being crappy?
Could it be the glossy coat causing the dye to go bad?
Is there a reason it fails near the end of the Disc?
I guess old writable DVDs suck? I have some re-writables which are also going bad, sometimes they format sometimes they dont, each has a certain bad area.