Hi, I was having a few stuttering issues with some backups, so I ordered a pack of Verbatim (MCC 03RG20) and also a DVD/CD Cleaning Disc.
When they arrived I remade a couple of backups from my originals, using imgburner, patched them and burnt them on the Verbs.
Before trying them I ran the disc cleaner through the PS2 (Fat 39003).
Now, even though it had improved a bit, the verbs (each one I burnt) still stuttered, but when I then retested my first backups, those that were stutterng terribly at first, (on Maxell - RitekG1) they ran perfectly. So I guess the Disc cleaner did the job and I had a dirty laser.
My Question though, is, Can you get 'Bad' verbs now-and-again ? As the apparently crappier discs now run great and the recommended verbs (ID : MCC 03RG20) run terribly. I'm guessing I was just unlucky and got a bad batch of Verbs, even though the Disc ID is of the good Mitsubishi brand. Is it plausible that even good brand Verbatims can have bad batches ?
I'm a bit wary of rebuying more Verbs now, and am considering sticking to the cheaper RitekG1 DVD-R's, but keep hearing how cheaper discs can wear the laser down quicker. So, if you can get 'bad' batches of otherwise good quality branded Verbs, I'll probably order more Verbs, but from a different supplier.
I hope someone can shed some light on my situation with the two makes of DVD-R's, as I have had a string of bad luck with my PS2 so far, and now want to keep it running as optimally as I can.
Thanks in advance for any advice offered.