I’ve spent the last couple hours searching this forum trying to determine why my scans are so bad and can’t find any more details than small comments like this one. I’ve looked in the Media FAQ, the Big NEC FAQ among many other specific threads like CD-DVD Speed Disc Quality (PI/PIF) Test.
My burner is an NEC 3500A with L&D’s 2.TG firmware burning TY Yuden000 T02’s at 8x and 16x. I use the NEC and a Sony CRX830E (CD-RW/DVD Combo w/ newest firmware) for my CD-DVD Speed Disc Quality tests. My computer is freshly formatted with NERO 7 Ultra. I try not to do anything while the drive is burning or testing.
My problem is that every scan I run gives horrid results. Why is it that the scans people call really good give results with PIE averages > 50 and PIF errors > 10 with the same drive and media. ( http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p=1098408&postcount=186 ) I know not to count the spikes but why are my scans so high?
Is this because of the drives I’m using to test the media or more likely to be related to the original burn? Do I really need to buy another burner just to make more accurate quality scans? If so, what is a good drive for testing? (Few, I just avoided using the word best there)
This disc isn’t my best burn that I’ve tested but even that disc had average PIE of 180 and average PIF of 40. I’d have posted pics of tests with my NEC but I had a HDD die and that computer is stuck recovering data.
Errr, so this is my last question, will testing a disc burned with Nero or DVDDecrypter (never got around to upgrading to the new non decrypting version) give the same results as making the disc with CD-DVD speed?
Thanks in advance
PS: I was thinking it’d probably help a lot of new people like myself if there was a comment about which drives to or not to test media with. I know this could easily become an angry ware between people’s opinions but I imagine it would be pretty simple to make a list of suggestions for drives to test with. I guess what would have helped me most would be a line saying whether or not a decent test can be had by any drive or if my only real option is a new BenQ, Lite-On or Plextor.