if bought a bunch of MCC-004-00 (spindle with 25 discs, Verbatim) because I saw some very nice burns @16x here in the forum:
First example of a very impressive scan (16x) made by rjih,
Second example: A scan by crossg (16x), which is still a lot better than mine,
Third example: One more scan by crossg, this time @12x, which is nearly perfect
At the end of this posting you can see my scans, done with a 716A/T3, TLA #0202, FW 1.04-1.06 (doesn't matter).
The first @16x, the second is a better one @12x and the third one is a worse one @12x. The fourth scan is an "Optodisc OR8" burned at 6x, so as you can see, my 716A can do better. Unfortunately, those discs are not sold anymore where I used to buy them.
As you can see, they are a lot worse than the ones from rjih and crossg. :sad:
I think the discs burned at 12x are still okay (although they have lots of PIEs in total), but the 16x is really bad (still far from unreadable though).
- Sooo what do you think?
- How are your results with MCC-004-00 at what speeds?
- Can my 716A be called "defective"? I don't think so.
- Sending it back to Plextor (RMA) would be quite unsocial, wouldn't it?
- I would probably get a refurbished 716A back, so that could even be worse, right? I mean, this one is working!
Just tell me your thoughts please, I feel uncomfortable about these results. I mean, this thing wasn't exactly what you'd call "cheap"... :sad: