Thanks for the tip on jitter and eeprom/firmware backup. I did backup the eeprom already. I didn’t backup the firmware, but I downloaded the original firmware from somewhere (codeguys, I think). I also have flashed with the latest codeguys 9L08 modified fw (that’s what the burn/scan I posted was done with).
I’ll try out the smartburn tool and report back if it worked.
I do have one problem with CDSpeed that I forgot to mention. CDSpeed crashes when I try to save the scans (the quality scan or the transfer test scan) using the save icon that’s next to the Start button. Do you have that problem? I use screen capture to save the png, which is easy enough, but it’d be nice if the save icon worked too.
As far as the magnitude of PIFs - are you saying that as long as the PIFs don’t go into the red (=4), then that’s a decent burn? I haven’t had any above 2 so far). The max has been at 2, but not above.
Oh, one more question - should I use 4x or 8x for the quality scan? I’ve looked around the forums here and have seen both. I’ve tried both speeds and they seem to provide similar results, for example on the same disc:
4x scan - 21700 PIE, 497 PIF
8x scan - 19100 PIE, 522 PIF
Both scans had the various peaks and areas of PIEs and PIFs in the same locations.
Thanks for the help Cressida.