Regarding the PIF count: that's more like it :flower:
but that PIE count is a little insanse :eek:
@Negritude: I agree with Dragemeister, I don't think it should be about what a "real" drive is: a good UAE/Falcon Verbatim should burn just as well in any drive as the current CMC Taiwanese verbs do, indeed given Falcon's reputation for quality products, should be about as good as the old PAPA (or MAPA in this case) that were widely liked on these forums a few years ago.
I would now ask zivija to test his(/her?) drive with some 16x DVD-R MIT Verbatims and - as uber reliable discs for comparsion - some YUDEN000 T02.
Burn, scan and compare the results.
If the other discs burn well in the same setup - and if other people can demonstrate similar issues - then hopefully FTI will know what it should be doing over the next few months.