Now I have enough trouble finding dvd-r media at 8x, where is the 12x media coming from? Will this be a limited number of 8x discs supported as the Plextor 708 and 712 situation?
One month ago, I issue a question to one engineer of Plextor's Taiwan agent that "How can you test the 712A drive's 12X writing capability, since the 12X media is so hard to find ?" He just answered that they just use 8X media for all tests, but only TY, MC, Ritek, and CMC can pass test.
Also, one DVD media dealer told me that they are told by Ritek and CMC, the certification process of media in burner maker side goes very slow. So, they draw a little back on the massive production of 8X media. The other reason is that they are moving out the over-produced 4X media stock as quicker as they can to catch up the price dropping and that takes time.