Let me first say I’ve not been having any trouble at all with my BenQ until lately. I have burned roughly 400 discs of YUDEN000 T02 from rima.com since I’ve had it.
I recently assembled a new rig, a nice rig I have been planning for months I might add. My old PC (the one used to burn those 400 discs) was a Dual 933MHz 512 RAM 160GB IDE drive. I posted some problems about not being able to hit 16x and they told me it was my systems fault. No problem, the discs I burned at 8x came out quite nicely with a Quality Scan. I’m talking 99 with PI Failures below 100 constantly.
Now with my new rig, I hit 16x no problem, but the quality SUCKS! Each disc looks very nice until the very end of the disc. It just craps out, big time. See below, and those are the better ones. The really bad ones are way below 80. I tried burning at 4x, 8x, 12x and 16x. I tried DVD Decrypter and Nero both. My system is overclocked, so I tried going back to stock speeds. I defragged the HDD. I flashed from B7T9 to B7V9. I disabled all but necessary startup program/services. I am honestly starting to suspect a bad batch of blanks from rima.com, but it is difficult to prove that.
So anyway, look over the attached images and please help me figure this out.
New system specs:
CHENBRO PS-FSP550-60PLG 550W Power Supply
Dual Xeon 1.6GHz @ 3GHz
160GB SATA in RAID0 (80+80)
BenQ on Secondary IDE channel Master and DMA is enabled.
And the WOPC tool worked just fine, but as you can see it didn’t hit 16x, just stayed at 12x. Saw an image on the sticky thread just like it, but no explanation. And I noticed that it says P-CAV on the create data disc with that one, and one I saved from a long time ago says CAV. What exactly is the difference?