Friday, April 5, 2013

Blu-Ray burning and quality testing

Time for some blu-ray disc quality tests on various media.

"While it's still too early to know what "good" results should look like, c't magazine has stated that the average LDC should stay below 13 and the maximum BIS should not exceed 8."

Burner used is a Lite-On iHBS312 (firmware PL16).

Ok, first up is a PHILIPS 6x branded disc which turns out to be Memorex quality stuff (ie not my favorite).  The MID is "CMCMAGBA5".

This is labeled as PHILIPS BD-R 6X .  On the side in the fine print, I also see "BR216B10F/27" above the numbers"8670 000 82946".  Link on Amazon is here.

Used OptiDriveControl v1.70's "Create test disc" option at 4X.

Best write speed (based on quick FE/TE test, not shown here) : 4X

Sony 6x BD-R (amazon link is here).

Used OptiDriveControl v1.70's "Create test disc" option at 4X.

Verbatim 6x DataLifePlus

Conclusion so far:

CMCMAG (ie Memorex, and Philips in this case) still is awful quality stuff.
Sony and Verbatim are decent (but not spectacular).  Still, either one appears good enough for archival purposes.

A good resource to see lots of disc quality tests:

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