I've just got a 716-A and have been playing around with the quality check, and i've found that my 5224TA (TLA#0003) writer has been making poor burns. I'm using Verbatim branded 48x media off a spindle, Plextools reports it as being MCC type 3. I've been burning at maximum speed with PowerRec on and no other settings messed around with.
The C1 level is normal (<10) until 30/40 minutes into the disc, then raises + C2's are present as well... On a CD-ROM disc the C1 level reaches 500, an audio disc reaches 50 - and underneath the peak there is a bunch of C2 errors.
Any idea why this is? I'm running firmware 1.03, win2k, drive as a slave to my 716A (though this affects cd's i made when it was master)
For the disc below, C1=474216, C2=2211 :a