I swear I would not believe this if I had not seen it with my own 2 eyes. Before you jump to conclusions, I know what I am doing when it comes to DL backups.
I have used double layer Verbatims for almost 1.5 years--for a total of over 75 DL backups. Well, the package that I purchased a few days ago, is the definitely the bad apple of the bunch... Check out the scan below. I actually burned 4 discs from the pack, and they all give me more or less the same results. (I don't want to test anymore since I plan to send these back to Verbatim.)
I follow standard procedure when it comes to DL backups:
- I burn at 2.4x since that is all my drive supports.
- I don't use the computer during the burn process.
- The HD is defragged.
These are the regular, old 2.4x DL discs found in a 20 pack spindle.
Make sure you scan your discs even if they are Verbs. It is very possible that a bad batch of double layer Verbatims are in retail stores. I doubt this problem would be limited to 1 20-pack.