I use a lot of different brands of DVD single layer. Believe it or not, the one brand I’ve had the most problems with is Verbatim. Yeah, I know, it’s supposed to be the best. Over the last year or so I’ve bought 3 100 packs at NewEgg (2 packs were DVD+R and one was DVD-R, all 16X). All three were bought separately months apart. In each 100 bundle I had somewhere around 10 coasters (and I hardly ever get coasters). Can’t explain that at all. I have three burners, none of them that old. After seeing that rate of failure in three different purchases at three different times, I’m rather reluctant to buy any more of them. Dunno if Verbatim makes different quality of the same disks or if I just got bad batches. If I got bad batches, seems rather odd I’d get three in a row.
I’ve used Sony, HP, Memorex, and hardly ever get coasters (most of the time with those, I can go through a whole 100 disk bundle without a single coaster). I then try Verbatim and get more than I’ve ever got of any brand. As I said, I don’t know what to think.