before I start I 'd like to know if somebody has already burned coasters with the Premium model. I think with that extras that are included (Buffer Underrun, Powerec) bad burns should be history?
Okay, let's start. I have bought the Premium about 1 month ago. Since then I have burned about 20-30 discs. Unfortunately, I get a lot of coasters!
(about 1/3) This has never happened before with any other drive. The burn process itself works without any problem. Before I burn I normally do a fe/te-Test on the disc and I reduce the burn-speed to 16x or 24x if advised. Then I burn with the cdrtools 2.0 (cdrecord in WinXP or Linux). Afterwards I do a c1c2-Test with Plextools Prof. and the coasters stop the test more or less at the beginning (<20min) with an error message. I have already had:
- Medium error (code 030600)
- Medium error (code 030281)
The beta/jitter-Test often shows:
- Uncorrectable read error (031105)
=> Coaster => Trash
And: it didn't matter at what speed I burned them. 16, 20, 24, 32x... the problems do not seem to be speed-specific!
Sony, 700MB, 40x, Phtalocyan.,
CMC alias Fujitsu, 700, 48x, Phtalocyan.
Ritek alias TDK Speed-X (CD-RSX80EA)
Has anybody experienced similar problems?
I am a bit disappointed of the drives write capability as I thought at least you could use any blank media and the Premium would make the best of it. But coasters can not be the best!
Yesterday I bought some Plextor media (Taiyo Yuden). I hope that the Premium will get better with Premium media! Nevertheless it's very disappointing.
Does anybody have any advice?
My Premium has Firmware 1.03.