Until now, after having burned a few spindles of Verbatim MIT media, I always thought that Verbatim 8x dvd+r that were made in Taiwan were and would be very good.
Recently I bought a couple of verbatim spindles online, they appeared to be made in India, I didnâ€™t have very good experience with them.
Last week at another online-store I was able to purchase Verbatim 8x dvd+r MIT.
Initially I was quite happy with them, but as soon as I started to have a closer look, I was quite disappointed.
I did the media quality check with Plextools and I also did a FE/TE-scan on one complete spindle of 25.
The result was that 10 of them cannot be burned at a speed of 8xâ€¦(due to a flaw in the first Gig) I however wanted to see if plextools was right so I burned a few @8 while Plextools advised me that 6x or lower. See the pxscan.
I knew I should have gone for 6x or lower, certainly when looking at the FE/TE scan of the dvd, but I wanted to satisfy my curiousity and tried 8x, just to see what would be the result
It seems to be the case that you have to be really lucky to get Verbatim dvd+r with an acceptable quality.
Do I just have bad luck (bad batch) , or do all the FE/TE scans of Verbatims 8x dvd+r MIT nowadays look like mine?
5 out of the 10 bad ones of the spindle–>
1-2: FE/TE scans, plextools says should be burned at 6x or lower
3-4: FE/TE scans, plextools says should be burned at 4x
5 : FE/TE scan, plextools indicates that even 4x is too fast for a proper burn
â€œGoodâ€ ones of the spindle all look like this–>
6-8 : FE/TE scan, plextools thinks 12x will be ok. But I still donâ€™t like the TE graphs…
9: pxscan: burned @8x plextools advised 6x or lower, powerec did its work, just a bit too late tho. (burn was made with plextools)