I just got through a spindle of 50 YUDEN000T01 (4x DVD+R) from rima.com and was able to achieve great results on my Lite-On 851S using CodeKing’s US0Q firmware. All burns were done at 4x and my Nero CD Speed scores were consistently in the 90-96 range with PIF (failures) never above 2.
I purchased a 50-pack of YUDEN000T02 (8x DVD+R, white top printable) and my results are still good, but higher PIE (errors) and PIF slightly higher with occasional spikes above 4. Scores are now in the 79-88 range in CD Speed. These were burned using CodeKing’s CG3B firmware with auto bitset only and recommended tweaks (T02 strategy not affected). All burns were at 4x, my 8x results were bad.
Before someone starts yelling that I need to compare on the same firmware (which I’ll try hopefully soon), I was wondering if anyone has noticed that the T01 seems superior to T02 burned at 4x. I am fairly certain that this media is legitimate since it was also purchased from rima.com and I believe that results would be much worse with fake media. I was hoping for similar or better results with T02 compared to T01.