Alright.... I am confused - my NEC and BenQ never agree on a discs quality.
At my home where I do 90% of my burning, I have an older NEC 3520 and at work I have a newer BENQ 1650. Both of these drives have relatively new hacked firmware and they both burn discs that I've never really had any problems playing.
Recently I've started testing my burn quality using the Disc Quality test in Nero's CD-DVD Speed application and the same disc gets 2 very different results when analyzed in the 2 different drives.
Typically, the NEC reports many more failures and errors than the BenQ when analyzing the same disc (see images below) - Which drive should I trust? I always read at 4x or 5x without any other applications open. Both machines are pretty comparable, the NEC runs on the better system, its a Asus P5B motherboard with an Intel E6600 Core Duo Processor and 2GB of Ram while the BenQ runs on a Dell XPS with an Intel Pentium-D Processor.
Images Below - these are both from the exact same disc which was burnt at 8X on the NEC. Which one should I trust, the BenQ or the NEC? Is one of them known to produce bad results on quality scans?