OK, finally went to Best buy to get those 1.2 Verbatium DVDs Ian found. Didn't have any...but they did have Memorex 1.2 CD-Rs, so I grabbed a few.
Results & Observations:
Label time: 20min vs. 30min. Nice improvement...but I was running Shrink w/AEC in the background...it might have affected the label time ??
Burn Quality: very good, better than the older Verbatium CD-Rs (but still CMC discs). Also: PX-716 recognizes them & will burn 'em at 48x!! The Verbatiums only burn at 4x or 8x
- I know, just burn 'em in the LS drive...but my Plexy does great on CD-Rs, so...
Label quality: Doesn't seem as dark as the Verbatium 1.0 discs. Maybe just the Memorex vs. Verbatium differance. I'll find out whenever my Best Buy gets Verbatium 1.2 media.
Quality scan to come later...the disc was only 50% full (audio CD), so I'll burn a test disc later.
BenQ 1655, BenQ 1620, LG 4167, Plex PX-716SA, Samsung SH-S162L, SH-S182M, Pioneer 111D, Lite-On SHM-165H6S and 1.9TB of HDDs to feed 'em and an X2/4800 to crunch for 'em.