First of all, thanks for the forum and the people here. I found lots useful info. However, I am still having trouble in finding the answers for the questions I have here. Sorry it’s a bit of read.
In short my questions are
- Write @48x always finish around 4mins
- The confusion of CD quality test results
- Can’t produce good quality CD (records at various speeds using various media)
My system is Duron 800MHz, 256MB PC133 SDRAM, IBM 30GB HD 7200rpm, W2K, nero 220.127.116.11 and yes UDMA is enabled.
I have tried vs04,06,08 for my 40125s so far. I have read many people can do 48x with some cheap no-brand 24x media easy. I tested my media with SMARTBURN tools from LiteON, all reported can do 48x (although they are not rated at 48x). I tried Nero simulation and Nero-Speed write transfer test, all finished around 2:40. Only when the actual burning starts, it will slow down at one stage and then finished around 4:00 (no screen saver…etc running in background). Try them with 32x or 40x, finished recording just over 3 mins, which is faster!. Apart from the quality of CDR media I use, what other possibilities can it be?
Apart from the writing speed, Nero speed - CD quality test (using 40125s) also shows that there are many errors (occasionally damaged) sectors regardless what speed (12x, 16x, 20x …etc)they were recorded and what media (various brands of 16x, 24x, 32x…etc) was used while others reported no errors! Even more frustrated, I don’t get the similar results when test the same cd for several runs! :a
Test them with a Teac532S SCSI drive, most of them have no errors and read smoothly. Is it something to do with Teac532S doesn’t detect C1/C2 errors? Do I really need to worry about those errors I see from 40125s as Teac drive has no problem reading them?
I suspect that there is something wrong with my unit to start with it hence it can’t produce good quality CD, but never seen any case like that.
Thanks for reading it all. Any reply will be very much appreciated.