Does it get much better than this?



CMC 4x -R burned at 8x on NEC-2500A. Seriously, does it get much better? I paid $14.99 for 25 of these and all the ones I have burnt are getting similar results. Having a hard time justifying extra cost for “better” media…


PI values are very good, PIF are OK but not perfect (standard 4 max). I guess this is a very good result for CMC media as they are known to be very variable in quality. You shouldn´t have problems with these discs in the future with this kind of KProbe scan.



In this version of Kprobe¨PIF are computed with ECC 8 and not ECC 1.
So the maximum is 32 and not 4 as in the previous version 2.2.3.

So, the scan is surprisingly excellent if it was done under usual conditions (Realtime Chart unchecked)


Realtime Chart was indeed unchecked. I don’t know if I just got lucky with this spindle or what… I have a second that I bought a few weeks after the first, after seeing the results… so I guess I’ll see…


Ahh i didn´t know that, i thought the PIF were computed with ECC 1 since KProbe 2.
Thanks for the info.


Isn’t that 8x media?


Region information N/A not a DVD-VIDEO
Media code/Manufacturer ID CMC MAG. AF1
Format Capacity Not Formatted
Free Blocks 411107328
Free Capacity 4.38GB(4.71GB)
Book Type DVD-R
Media Type DVD-R
Media Id Code Speed 4.0x 5540KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 4.0x 5540KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 2.0x 2770KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 1.0x 1385KBps
Write Strategy Speed 4.0x 5540KBps

No it’s only rated at 4X


Ok the media I have is AE1, which is 8x rated.

Here is a 8x burn with the NEC 2500A. Now the 1213 seems to scan a bit higher on the errors compared to the other Liteons I have used.