Today I’ve been playing a bit with the error checking function of my new BenQ DW1620 drive. I have noticed that when i burn a TY @ 32x with my Plextor PX-W4012 I get a lot of C1 errors. Since I have the Plex as master and the BenQ as slave, I disconnected the BenQ so that only the Plextor is on the cable, I also took the BenQ out of the case so cooler air can get to the Plextor (the 2 drives are just above each other). Although I didn’t think that removing the slave would solve my problem since I got an excellent result burning a TY @ 40x with the BenQ.
Then I noticed something strange: although I still got a lot of C1 errors (apparently a problem with the drive), the amount was much less.
I included some pics from these first 2 attempts.
Next I tried to burn another disc with the Plextor while the BenQ is on slave, same result as the first attempt. Then I disconnected the BenQ but didn’t take it out of the case, the result was quite the same as attempt 1 and 3.
My theory is this: the BenQ drive, which is just beneath the Plextor, causes the Plextor to warm up a bit more and the drive can’t handle the warmth very well, so it writes more errors to disc.
Tomorrow I will take the BenQ out of the case again and burn another disc or 2.
Still, I have no theory on why I get so many C1 errors at all…must be a drive problem, good thing I wrote all my discs @ 16x .
Haven’t tested any other speeds except 16x yet.
What do you guys think about this?