Let's make a test to see how a recorder acts when sudden buffer underrun appears and takes few seconds, let's say 30 sec. for example. Please, do next procedure.
Start a recording test with a program which is able to show real time recording speed (Nero 7 or Alcohol, which also gives you graph of a recording speed). Set the recording speed to a maximum, normally to 16x. Then from the same HDD, from which you are recording image, start to copy big file from one folder to another. That means HDD has to work for Recorder and for copying data from one folder to another at the same time. Copy this data for a 30 seconds and after that time cancel it. Now pay attention what recording speed keeps your recorder. In normal case speed should be still 16x. In some cases the recorder lowers the speed to 6x (or maybe to some other speed).
What is the meaning of this test? I'd like to find out which recorder is able to continue with the set speed after 30 sec. of buffer underrun appears. Some of them automaticly lower the speed to 6x time because they want to have a secure recording and are not able to rise the speed to nominal which is 16x. Some should be able to return speed back to normal and record with the highest speed which is in our case 16x.
Please, make the test and post your results in this thread. If you can, please also post some graphs of recording procedure. Best ptogram for this is Alcohol 120% which makes graph after each recording.
Thanks in advance for your kindness.
Did anyone else noticed the same situation maybe?