The problems with media are not always related to the media itself but the writer you are using them in. Look at the two previous reviews, one perfect the other the exact opposite. Tansydog claimed to have had 20 coasters from 25 discs. He also showed knowledge of the dye used and the unstability at higher writing speeds. If I knew this information I would not have had 20 coasters. Firstly I would have checked to see if there was a firmware update for my writer for this dye and at the very least I would have lowered the writing speed especially if I knew this would help. If all that failed after a few burns I would have sent the discs back for replacememt. I have seen many complaints about discs over the years, discs that I have used and have been flawless. Some people think if they get coasters that its ALWAYS the discs at fault. Maybe your hard drive is full, maybe you need to defrag, maybe you don't have enough memory, maybe your processor is not powerful enough. Some writers let you write at a speed higher than the rated speed on the disc, this can lead to problems. The other factors in getting problems I mentioned can usually be helped by reducing your writing speed. Writing at a high speed can cause coasters if your hard drive is performing slow or if you have other processes running at the same time. Before you do what tansydog did (waste 20 discs) lower your writing speed and read up on what you can do to avoid problems and keep your computer in top shape.
Now i read great things about these disks, but i still wasnt sure, as they are alot cheaper than the others (that arnt on offer). I thought id take the chance, and amr eally glad i did. Ive done about 40 disks of the 100 and i havent had one reject yet, NOT 1! I am so surprised, im gonna buy some more!
GREAT DISKS :| really shocked :|
Firstly, I must admit to being a Verbatim fanboy, as until this spindle have never had any issues with Verbatim media, their Taiyo Yuden disks are always spot on. Have been unable to get these to verify with the latest version on Imgburn, nero seems to write to them ok though, but it is slightly worrying and I am wondering what has changed since these have come back in at Play.com. For those that care the dye is MCC 03RG20, Mitsubishi dyes are usually highly reliable and certainly much more robust that the Ritek F1 now found on the Maxell DVD-R's. Personally I hope to see Play stocking the TY03 Maxell disks again, as they were some of the best I have had the pleasure of burning:)