I do have another computer and I did just install windows 2000 on my old seagate 10gb 5400rpm ata drive and then put the litey in there. Its a 350mhz amd k6-2 or whatever they are called, it has 64mb ram and a lousy creative riva tnt 32mb pci video card. I didnt bother installing any drivers other than what was included in windows. Both the hdd and dvd burner were connected with 40pin conductor cable, think thats what they are called, cause I didnt have any 80pin conductor ide cables other than the ones in my main pc. I have both nero 7 premium and a nero 6 oem version that I got with a drive, I decided to install nero 6 cause that computer was just so god damn slow with those ide cables and other specs.
Anyway, I copied over some media from one old cd to the hdd then I burned it onto a verb tyg03, was only about 700mb, but the scan came out so much better. I couldnt get pics over here any other way than burn them and didnt wanna waste another dvd on 4 pics and they also got a bit fucked up cause i didnt have proper graphic drivers installed.
The results were like ~14 PI avg errors with no huge spikes, def not above 100, think the highest was even below 50, PIF avg 0.66 with PIF max at 3. That was a 8x scan.
The 4x scan was ~13 PI avg not with any huge spikes either, about the same. the PIF avg was 0.33 and max 2.
That looks a lot better to me, and I can settle with that tbh.
Now I just need to figure out whats causing the issues with this computer, its the exact same OS installed on both. I’m thinking the mobo, its a nforce2 abit nf7-s v2. On this computer I’ve tried to burn from both the failing drives and a healthy ATA drive and its the same either way.
Any help is very much appreciated, obviously the burners arent to blame, whether they are perfect or not I wouldnt know as I cant see the slow 350mhz box as fair test, the buffer kept going up and down.