That’s one method, indeed, actually it’s the one I used to check this strange behaviour, to be sure. But first noticed it while burning with ImgBurn and the speed displayed (and the noise) seemed far too constant: with WOPC, speed drops are numerous during the burn (and screetching sounds as well).
I get anywhere from none to a few shallow spikes on CMCMAGE01(Staples brand) burns and deep spikes starting at about 2.8GB with both BCHC and BCIC.
Thanks for the input, looks like I’m not alone then…
What have they done…? - While it’s acceptable to have no WOPC when burning premium CMCMAG E01 (HP branded), for cheaper discs it’s a nightmare. Back to BCDC again for me. sigh