Top positive review
Could be a good deal, could suck, "you be the judge, jury, & executioner".
Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2018
Arrived on time in perfect shape (ie. package undamaged). I wanted to keep item for back up "clean pristine discs" however the suspense got the better of me as I have been wondering whenever I look at the item whether if functions. To my horror when I opened the package & looked at the disc surface on the outer edges of many of them have little scratches (most have a little of this but several have a lot: 1/2 inch track) as if when they were taken out of whatever machine that made them that it some how scratched them. I had some damaged discs before & these looked somewhat similar. This is ridiculous & don't know how this made it past quality control after all the accolades I have heard about Verbatim discs. Anyway, to my surprise, upon testing (tested 2), one with most scratches (on top) and other with few scratches (nearer to bottom of discs), they both seemed to test OK after scouring for test indicators of good discs. The main thing was that all sectors tested good & the burn of data of a full disk took about 15 - 16 minutes & good disks are supposed to take about 14 - 16 minutes to write a good disk. I was shocked to say the least that they passed & did as well as could be expected (actually wrote at only 3.8x speed which is .2 lower than it should be). I am still teetering on the 2, maybe even 1 star rating for this but that is to be seen as these could denigrate very fast in the future as these "so called scratches" could be more serious, but hopefully not. I think they will be OK as most these get a bunch of scratches, over time, & still function but only time will tell. If you are some sort of "DVD stickler" where everything has to be perfect and go your own little way then this deal might not be right for you! I have bought multitudes of these discs & have never, ever had any have scratches with them when coming in new out of the box so this was weird & heart wrenching. I am assuming we are in the period of time where by CD's & DVD's are going extinct & makers are thus deliberately making them sloppily in an effort to "usher in new technology & forgetting about the old technology they are supposed to be making" as we have gone through this routine a zillion times already & without regard for the purchaser or their financial status: "we have had enough of this one"! I probably would try this one again, but very warily, & if I was not forcing myself not to test them (due to scratches getting on them by just breathing on them which I did not want as using only as a backup & tried not to open) I would have sent them back but its past Amazon.com return window. I have attached tests of the 2 discs as images so you be the judge, etc.. Nero's disc speed was used to test them & is highly recommendable for this purpose as it is an advanced tester.