Your discs are genuine MCC Verbatim (stampercode). Looks like a "made by Prodisc" serial to me but I'm not sure, I'm kinda new to these "serials" thing. Karangunni, Dakhaas, OC-Freak, Francksoy , kg_evilboy or [Buck] can tell for sure if these are made at Prodisc or at CMC. The only thing I4m sure of is they are not from MBI (India) as these have a "-R" or a "+R" in the middle of the serial.
In a way, it does. You have to realise that the media is only one variable in the equation. The burner/firmware will "like" one type of media at a given speed, not necessarily a different one. Are your Maxell discs 16X rated? Are they +R? -R? etc... so you're probably comparing pears and apples.
* you've burnt 16X +R discs @4X, and MCC004 is not well knowned for (low) speed compatiblity :disagree: (as most +R 16X media BTW, -R 16X is more easy to burn at slow speeds);
*there are not much reports of how well they burn in the 107D, that is quite an old burner, and certainly not how they burn @4X as no one on this board would burn them under @8X.
* This is the first complaint of fast degradation with MCC004 that I see on the net...
You can't just conclude that your Verbatim discs are unstable "because they are Verbatim".
I bought these discs from a well known chain store, Office Max. I don't think they will sell faulty products.
Uh? How would they come to know that they are faulty to start with?
Whatever. Verbatim has a lifetime warranty, so you'd better complaint to them as fast as possible, they should replace the discs. edit - unless it's written somewhere on the package that they should be used in 16X burners only...