Since discovering the Indian made disks left much to be desired, I have been searching for the ‘Made in Taiwan’ Verbatim disks for over six months.
Finally, my search came to an end yesterday evening, whilst visiting a Staples branch. I must have sifted through about 200 spindles before finding one that was not made in India.
Feeling confident a good result was only a formality, I burnt and scanned the first disk.
Perhaps, it was a fluke… First and last disks in a spindle have been known to misbehave before now.
OK, wipe that last theory. Six disks later, various burn speeds, exact same results. Let’s try something else.
Which looks good, but doesn’t explain the previous scans.
Let’s try that ISO again with a TYG03.
Not brilliant, but not too bad. Perhaps a TYG02 might do better…
Ouch. Only just got these (batch GG000234)
Excluding that spike, the result’s not too bad. It shouldn’t make a difference, but let’s try scanning that disk at 4X.
Similar result, but minus the massive spike.
Just two questions.
a) Are the scans actually as bad as they look?
b) Should I scan at 4X for disks with an 8X write speed and 8X for 16X disks, etc?
Sorry, I know I said two questions, but just one last one.
c) If a disk produces a bad scan at 8X and a good one at 4X, is it safe to assume that the 4X one is more accurate?