I know I’ve read a lot of people saying Lead Data is bad. I recently received 4 sample CDRs of Futec branded Lead Data.
I burned the first 4 using Nero 6 and my Lite-On 52x24x52x V60SF
and there were no C2 errors at all.
All 4 dicscs were bin/cue and were approximately 79:00 in length and burned at 40x.
I picked up a whole spindle tonight and burned another 2 discs and they also had no C2 errors (I even burned one at 48x without C2 errors still).
But for some reason when I burned a disc consisting 618 files of various sizes, taking up the full 700MB I ran into problems, the disc failed while burning.
At first I thought it was just the source hard drive as it only had 64 megs of free space and it was not the drive I used in previous burns. I copied the files over to my other drive (the one originally used to burn the files from) and near the end of the disc there were C2 errors (1.88% of the entire disc). I just thought the drive had suddenly become fragmented so I decided to lower the speed to 24x. I received nearly the same results the second time at 24x.
So the question is, what is really going on here? This particular batch of Lead Data seemed great until this strange issue. Is it because there are so many files being burned and my hard drive is fragmented (it is heavily fragmented) but I still burned 800meg bin files successfully at up to 48x with no C2 errors.