Burn Tests CDR Media

We use the following configuration to test our burners:

Albatron 865PE Pro II
Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz 800FSB
2 x 512 DDR OCZ PC3200 EL
Maxtor 80GB 7200RPM 8MB PATA
Windows XP SP1

You can check out our previous benchmarks on the Sony DRU-700A preview from last week. We are using firmware version 1.00 for our benchmarks. We first burn the media with the Plextor PX-712A and then use the Q-Probe tools to test PI/PO averages in the same drive. We then read the disc in the LiteOn 851 and record the PI/PO error averages reported from Kprobe2. Good burns have low PI/PO averages and are considered the most readable.

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Much to our delight, the Plextor 712A had no trouble with the Ritek CDR media. The drive is quite capable of the 48X advertised burn.

Write Quality

We used Kprobe 2.1.0 with a Lite-On LWD-851S drive for our tests. Nero CD/DVD Speed is used to read back the disc in the LiteOn and Plextor drives.

Here are our tests with the LiteOn drive.

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Below, we can see Nero DVD speed has no problem reading the disc using the PX-712A.

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PlexTools Burn Tests DVD+R Media
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  • smjohnson85 - Monday, June 7, 2004 - link

    check your screenshot of gigarec. it's showing negative values to very low values instead of the ~500mb - 900mb range it should be. i have the same problem on my plextor premium 52x using the nvidia ide drivers for the nforce2. you could originally fix this by downgrading to the ms ide drivers, but i tried it recently with a newer plextools version and got the same problem. anyone have ideas/fixes for this?
  • RyanVM - Saturday, May 15, 2004 - link

    It seems likely to me that a firmware update can take care of the DVD+R9 reading problems.

    Oh well, here's to waiting for the SATA version!
  • XRaider - Saturday, May 15, 2004 - link

    Where did you get those Yuden disks at? Are they verbatim or Fujifilm? And where can we get them at?
  • KristopherKubicki - Friday, May 14, 2004 - link

    I didnt burn the CMC discs at 12X. I already had them burned so i popped one in and thats what the write descriptor said.

    I burned 3 Yuden discs including the one included with the drive. None others would burn at 12X although that CMC might have if i didnt have it burned already.

  • Ian@CDRlabs - Friday, May 14, 2004 - link

    Kristopher, how'd you get those CMC discs to work at 12x? The fastest speed my Plextor 712A has been able to write to those discs is 8x.

    Also, did you burn more than one disc at 12x? Or just the one that came with the drive?
  • KristopherKubicki - Friday, May 14, 2004 - link

    Lol, the 1.01 firmware came out the day i published :(

    Oh well.

  • KristopherKubicki - Friday, May 14, 2004 - link

    Belzer: Thats Plextors normal read descriptor.

    We burned the YUDEN000T02 at 12X; that was a typo and is fixed.

    Youre correct, its E03 also.

  • Belzer - Friday, May 14, 2004 - link

    Some remarks/questions:

    "Below, we can see Nero DVD speed has no problem reading the disc using the PX-712A"

    No problem? That reading curve sure doesn't look very good to me.

    Did really YUDEN000T01 burn at 12x? Because YUDEN000T01 is only 4x certified media, not 8x. TY's 8x DVD+R has mid code YUDEN000T02.
    Also CMC MAG 301, shouldn't it be CMC MAG E01?

    "Below are a set of write descriptors that we could find for DVD+R and DVD+RW media:
    RITEKG03: 1x (2x)
    RITEKG04: 4x (4x)
    MCC 01RG20: 8x (4x)
    MCC 02RG20: 8x (8x)
    MKM A02: 4x (4x)
    MCC 01RW4X: 4x (4x)
    OPTODISCOP1: 2.4x (2.4x)
    PRINCO: 2x (1x)"
    That's a mix of DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD+RW media in that list.
  • ivwshane - Friday, May 14, 2004 - link

    Anybody know where to get these yuden disks from? Is fuji using them in their dvd+r's?
  • orogogus - Friday, May 14, 2004 - link

    wake me up when they get dual layer Plextors on the market. 12x is cool and all, but I want to use DVD9s.

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