Comparative Burns, My Benq1620A to Plextor 716A

vbimport

#1

Hi everyone, I promised I would post some burns on my PX-716A (TLA#0203), so here goes. Note: I thought it would be informative to compare the write quality of my Plextor 716A (with v1.03 firmware) to my Benq 1620A (with B7T9 Firmware)

These scans were conducted using Plextools Professional V2.19a. The movie burned was Star Wars Episode IV, ripped with DVDShrink 3.2.0.15.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a website, so I can’t post the actual images. But here is the summary info from the Sum8 test test in Plextools.

1st Test [Benq 1620A]
Media: Fujifilm 8x DVD-R (Taiwan) Media ID: ProdiscF01
Write Speed: 8x using Nero 6.3.1.20 (with verify on)
Sum 8 Test
Pie Avg 4.52
Pie Max 102
Total 646,310

1st Test [Plextor 716A]
Media: Fujifilm 8x DVD-R (Taiwan), Media ID: ProdiscF01
Write Speed: 8x using Nero 6.3.1.20 (with verify on)
Sum 8 Test
Pie Avg 1.89
Pie Max 111
Total Pie 269,441


2nd Test [Benq 1620A]
Media: Ridata 8x DVD-R, Media ID: Ritek-G05
Write Speed:8x using Nero 6.3.1.20 (with verify on)
Sum 8 Test
Pie Avg 0.75
Pie Max 28
Pie Total 106805

2nd Test [Plextor 716A]
Media: Ridata 8x DVD-R, Media ID: Ritek-G05
Write Speed:8x using Nero 6.3.1.20 (with verify on)
Sum 8 Test
Pie Avg 0.88
Pie Max 34
Pie Total 126,064

People have commented on the Ritek-G05 media not working, but it has worked for me so far. The Plextor burning quality compares favorably to my Benq 1620A, and performs a better burn on the Fujifilm 8x-R media (likely because of Powerec).

Anyway, sorry I can’t post the images. If anyone is willing to host them for me I could email them to you. :iagree:

  • ImBAD

#2

You can always go to the “Manage Attachment” feature and upload the pictures here, free hosting by cdfreaks!


#3

Thanks for the info, I’ll try it.


#4

1st Test [Benq 1620A]
Media: Fujifilm 8x DVD-R (Taiwan) Media ID: ProdiscF01
Write Speed: 8x using Nero 6.3.1.20 (with verify on)
Sum 8 Test
Pie Avg 4.52
Pie Max 102
Total 646,310

1st Test [Plextor 716A]
Media: Fujifilm 8x DVD-R (Taiwan), Media ID: ProdiscF01
Write Speed: 8x using Nero 6.3.1.20 (with verify on)
Sum 8 Test
Pie Avg 1.89
Pie Max 111
Total Pie 269,441


2nd Test [Benq 1620A]
Media: Ridata 8x DVD-R, Media ID: Ritek-G05
Write Speed:8x using Nero 6.3.1.20 (with verify on)
Sum 8 Test
Pie Avg 0.75
Pie Max 28
Pie Total 106805

2nd Test [Plextor 716A]
Media: Ridata 8x DVD-R, Media ID: Ritek-G05
Write Speed:8x using Nero 6.3.1.20 (with verify on)
Sum 8 Test
Pie Avg 0.88
Pie Max 34
Pie Total 126,064

Well, below you will see the 4 tests respectively.
1st pic = Benq using Fujifilm 8x DVD-R Media at 8x (ProdiscF01)
2nd pic = Plextor using Fujifilm 8x DVD-R Media at 8x (ProdiscF01)
3rd pic = Benq using Ridata (Ritek G05) 8x DVD-R Media
4rth pic = Plextor using Ridata (Ritek G05) 8x DVD-R Media






#5

thanks for your efforts ImBAD! well done!


#6

Yes! All the scans look fine!


#7

i dont understand why you can burn the G05 without probs?are there different media id´s on the market?


#8

More like variable G05 quality.


#9

@ ImBAD

If your numbers are 100 or less, you can change the look of the graph…

while in the Q-Check PI/PO Test, if you choose Preferences and change the “Error limit” to what ever number you want. It seems like your highest so far has been 111, so you can make it @ 120, that will give a closer look at the scans. This can be done at any time.


#10

HAMP never has to set his error limit above 20 :stuck_out_tongue:


#11

lol, very funny, very very funny :wink:


#12

Things changes when ya were away Hamp :smiley: You’re going to stick around right? :stuck_out_tongue:


#13

O yea, I will be around, I havn’t decided on getting that 716A yet…


#14

Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I hope the scans were helpful. I also ran scans of the jitter and peak/pit values for both drives, and the results aren’t looking very good, not nearly as good as my PIE results. Perhaps this is normal, but I will post those results tomorrow so you can analyze them.

-ImBAD


#15

Plextor PX-716A TLA#0202, bought from PC Connection $69.95, FW1.03.

T02 8X@16X (Fuji brand, $3.99 / per 25pk, bought from BB). PR ON, AS ON.

Pic1: CD-Speed creat disk
Pic2: Disk Quality Test by Benq DW1620 B7P9
Pic3: Transfer rate test by Toshiba SD-M1712 J0004

Only 43 PIFs, Amazing!!!