I just want some opinions on the write quality of my 716SA on DVD rewriteable media. I have posted some scans of my Fuji 4X DVD+RW (RICOHJPNW11 media code) and found this media to be good overall. I am a little concerned about the PIF errors on this media. However, I have found the Verbatim 4X DVD-RW (MCC 01RW4X media code, made in Singapore) disc that I have to have higher PIE/PIF, but the quality still appears to be acceptable. Attached are the SUM8 and SUM1 scans made by Plextools Pro, and a Kprobe scan. My feeling is that even though my PIF has a max of 6 in Kprobe and Plextools Pro, the rise to 5 and 6 PIF errors are spikes and shouldn’t be a problem, espesically when you consider that this is rewriteable media, which always has much higher error rates than recordable write once discs. This is the third erase/write cycle I have done with this Verbatim 4X DVD-RW disc, so this is not the first time I have written to this disc. So far, I have the impression that the PX-716 series likes Ricoh rewriteable DVD discs better than Mitsubishi rewriteable DVD discs. Which is good, because I have 5 of the Fuji 4X DVD+RW Ricoh made discs and only one of the Verbatim DVD-RW Mitsubishi discs.
Plextor 716a TLA#0202 FW 1.03, RicohJPN W11 01, sold als TDK +RW 4x, Sum8 and Beta/Jitter scans.
As you say, the 716 series seems to like Ricoh RW …
Thanks for your input, hwp. My Ricoh 4X DVD+RW SUM8 and jitter scans look very much like yours. Do you have a SUM1 scan? Of the two Ricoh 4X DVD+RW discs I’ve tested, one maxes out at 5 PIF (5 PIF spikes), and this is the one that has been cycled through 6+ times. Another Ricoh 4X DVD+RW disc maxes out at 6 PIF, but this disc had just been written to on two other DVD burners, which is why its error rate is a little higher. Even this disc, which needs to be cycled though more on my 716SA, still has significantly lower PIE/PIF rates than the Mitsubshi DVD-RW 4X disc.
Unfortunately not. This test was done when the drive was new (hence the old FW). The result was so good i didn’t bother with further testing since. All my RW burns have worked fine so far and since I only use RW for short-time storage (data transfer between computers) even a bad burn would not have roused my attention, as long as the result was still readable.
tlotz, PIFs on RICOHJPNW11 is usually quite high, around 5-7 max. If you don’t have any playback or read problem then I wouldn’t worry about it.
hwp, if you mean data transfer between your own computers (more than 2), then “Networking” is much much faster.
Unfortunately there is no network between the computers in question