Horrible cdr write quality with px-716A-firmware 1.05

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#1

I have a px-716 ( tla #02 ) since I upgrade the drive to 1.05 firmware I have horrible write cdr quality.
I use verbatim pastel disc with ID Taiyo yuden 48x burned at 32x and 48x, in almost all cases the writes with this firmware are very ugly ( full of c1 errors and in some cases a lot of c2 errors. )
I downgrade to 1.04u and now the write quality is ok with no c2 errors and a avg c1 errors on 1-2 range.

Does anybody have this problem too?
Shall I RMA my drive?

The problem happend with nero, k3b and also with the cdrom maker of plextools.


#2

I don’t know what’s causing your problems but I wouldn’t RMA the drive as with firmware 1.04 the drive works fine (which leads me to believe it’s not a hardware problem). Have you tried some other media? How many discs did you test? Could you post some scans and details on your hardware set-up? Tnx and good luck!


#3

Im at university so till afternoon I cant access to my computer and puts the quality scans.
I did it with almost 30 cdr of pastel disc of 3 different cakebox and with some Imation 48x ( ID cmc magnetics ) with more horrible result :stuck_out_tongue:

Many thanks and this afternoon I put some quality scans of the cds that don’t go directly to the trash can.


#4

Scan for a Pastel disc of verbatim ( id Taiyo yuden ) with firmware 1.05 ( first one ) and with firmware 1.04u.
This 1.05 scan is one of the best scans that I have ( others have a lot of cd2 errors ).

My system: pentium 4 2.6, 512 RAM, 2 80 gb disk of WD.
The burner is with udma4 on slave and the reader on master.
I never do the copys on the fly.
My OS: windows 2000 sp4 and debian sarge with 2.6 kernel.




#5

The second scan is good.

The first scan not so bad.


#6

Hi, Undertow,
Please, try to connect your burner as master and your reader as slave !!!
Good luck.
:wink:


#7

Comeon, the finding is right! The quality of the burn is obvious worse… for CD’s you better stick with previous firmware… Anyway I don’t burn CDs anymore…


#8

Not so bad?? That’s a coaster right there. Redbook standard allows maximum one C2 error per hour. Just how many C2s do you need to call it bad?


#9

i through CU(Plextools) error and C2(KProbe) can compared


#10

I don’t think so. Anyway, why do you bring that up? I see neither CUs nor KProbe scans here.


#11

why not,I thought in such a way


#12

It’s kind of hard to figure out what you are trying to say, bladeede.


#13

i must translating with a machine some word are different to say in german to english


#14

Use 1.06


#15

Some burns from,i mean that was ver very bad burn,

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it´s a joke




#16

I also have difficulties in understanding what you mean, but the images you posted indicate a very good burn quality… or what do you mean by stating “it’s a joke”???


#17

joke = scherz


#18

I mean it ironically


#19

It took us a dozen posts, but now I know what you meant by that “not so bad” comment at last. =)


#20

Ok, here’s another for you to look at. I don’t like the way this burn looks at the end, but it is supposedly technically “acceptable”. It was done using FW 1.06 on a PX-716A TLA0101 at 48X (entire disc took less than 1 minute). There are no C2 errors, but a pile of C1 errors at the end. Regardless, it plays well on every CD player I own.

[edit] It was done using Maxell CDRpro media (Taiyo Yuden type 1: AZO)

Please let me know your comments.