Hello, this is my first real post, so please try to go kindly on me. I am a giddy owner of a brand-new PX-716A. Plugged it in, had some trouble burns, realized I was running at DMA2, replaced the 40-pin cable with the 80-pin one in the box, and all was well. That is, until I realized the new burns weren't all that much better.
Attached below, for example, is one of my better scans. The disc was burnt by Nero CD-DVD Speed's "Create Data Disc" and then scanned at 2x CLV by PTP. By comparison, the scan here from the scan thread is much better, with an avg PIE of 0.10 and max PIE of just 10. And remember, this is one of my better burns! A couple other scans resulted in avg PIE of around 1.5 and max PIE of about 200. There was even one under admittedly questionable circumstances that ended up as an unreadable coaster!
If I were to go about testing this properly, I'd purchase a spindle of TY DVD+R to check. But I just want to know at least whether there might be something wrong with my drive, generally speaking, judging only from these results.
ProdiscF01 8x DVD-R burned @8x
Plextor PX-716A TLA0304 fw1.04. Media sold as Fuji 8x DVD-R 50 pack (Made in Taiwan).
AutoStrategy ON, PowerRec ON, BurnProof ON.