I would like your input on a somewhat strange behaviour of my 716A.
Without doing any tests afterwards the plextor does do his job just fine so it seems. When when checking the write-quality PIE PIF POE POF it shows that the plextor likes certain brands better than other brands. Sofar nothing new under the sun.
The strange thing comes when doing a Read Transfer Rate Test.
Its the first spike(s) downwards at a speed between 5.5 and 5.6
The strange thing about that spike is that the size of it changes/increases usually when doin the read-test several times.
Sofar this has been the case with 2 brands, I have attached the results of the Verbatim DVD+R 8X@8X MCC003 and the Sony DVD+R 8X@8X D11
I also burned a couple of DVD+R Ricohjpnr02.
They all have good PI/PO Test results (like the sony DVD+R’s)
But the read transfertests look awful, I will show you one of them.
Should I worry about the rather big downspikes at a speed of 5.5-5.6?
Why do the big spikes with quality-media only happen at that speed?
The DVD’s work just fine, its the “Read Tranfer Rate Test results” that I worry about.
I am not quite sure what to think of it.
What do you Plextor-users think of it?
What should I do?
Thanks in advance for your replies,suggestions
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
Intel Pentium 4E, 2800 MHz (3.5 x 800)
Biostar P4TSE (Pro)
Intel Springdale i865PE
512 MB (DDR SDRAM)
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X (64 MB)
2x Maxtor 6Y120P0 (120 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W5224A (52x/24x/52x CD-RW)
PLEXTOR DVDR PX-716A Firmware 1.04