[QUOTE=juancdg;2023388]Thanks Drage, but I have another question : Should I run the TE/FE test in Normal, Full, Quick, Smart or Customize sample rate?[/quote]Since high resolution in FE/TE scans has not much interest, and “quick” wouldn’t catch possible (but not frequent) issues near the beginning of the disc, “normal” is best for most purposes.
Also the speed, which could be the best for the testing?
That’s the whole point. You test a disc at its claimed rated speed first. If FE or TE is out-of-specs, it’s better (but not mandatory in all cases, depends on a lot of factors…) to burn it at slower speeds. If even one notch down in speed (example: 16X => 12X) still gives out-of-specs FE or TE, then it can be an indication that the media is of questionable quality.
But FE/TE tests, just like PIE/PIF/jitter tests, can’t give you a definitive judgement on the media quality on their own. Several types of tests are always better to judge of media quality, starting with the only test that will tell you if the (burnt) disc is actually fully and easily readable, a transfer rate test.
In the case of your discs, I was interested in FE/TE tests since my bad batches of Imation-branded R04’s always showed poor TE near the end… just like yours! Though the good batches showed pretty good FE/TE figures.