TCNISO Inc. was kind enough to send some of the eBlue 100 Minute CDR media, manufactured by eBlue (Japan) and rated at 48X for testing.
We tested this media for over-burn capabilities on the BenQ DW1650 and the Plextor PX-760A. We have also included burn information for the media burned on the LG GSA H42N, Pioneer DWR-212D, and the Sony DRU-830A.
Letâ€™s take a look at the media itself:
Here is the media ATIP information, 1st with CD-Speed then with Kprobe2:
Now let’s test the media for overburning with our BenQ 1650 and Plextor 760 burners.
We first ran an over-burn test with Nero CD-Speed to determine the OB capabilities for this media; here is a capture of the report form CD-speed:
Nero CD-DVD Speed reported that it has a maximum capacity of 99:54 minutes. Next we will attempt to Overburn the media with capacity 99 minutes.
Overburning at 16X took 7:42 minutes with overburned capacity of 99 minutes:
Below is our â€œAdvance Qualityâ€ scan performed with CD-speed:
For comparison we have also included a quality scan done with our LiteOn CDRW SOHR-5239V:
Overburning at 16X took 7:59 minutes with overburned capacity of 99 minutes.
Here is our â€œAdvance Qualityâ€ Scan performed on our BenQ:
Again for comparison we did a Quality Scan with our LiteOn, here is the results:
We also burned these discs without overburning on several drives, here are those results:
The DWR212D burned this media at 24X in 4:17 minutes:
Here are the results of our Quality Scans as done with Nero CD-Speed and Kprobe with our LiteOn CDRW:
LG GSA H42N:
The LG burned the media at 16X in 5:47 minutes:
The Quality Scans for the media burned on the LG H42N can be seen here:
The DRU-830A burned the eBlue media at 16X in 5:41 minutes.
Below are the Quality Scans, once again performed on our BenQ and LiteOn Drives:
We tested the overburning capability on two drives that are capable of overburning CD/DVD media, ie Plextor and BenQ drives. The disc has a maximum capacity of 99:54:12 (nearly 100 minutes). The overburning quality scans are OK.
On normal capacity burns (700MB), Nero CD-speed reports these discs as â€œClass 2â€ media and Kprobe reports low C1 average (some are less than 2.0) meaning that the burn quality is good to very good. In all cases there are no C2 errors.