So I have been burning coasters out of a 50 spindle of Tawain made Fuji DVD-R, and and trying to find some solutions to my problem. Previously I went through a 50 spindle of Sony DVD-R with not one coaster. I have spent the last couple of hours reading several forums, and am running into more questions than solutions. I decided to use CD Speed and run some tests. First of all, I am using a Sony drive to run these tests, as what I have read has said that Pioneer drives don't support quality testing. Is it possible that this can give me invalid/inconsistent results? Of the Fuji's I have tested, I am getting quality scores around 40, with PI max errors around 1300 and PI max failures around 15. With the Sony's, the quality score was only 3, and these are the discs that have not given me any problems.
Also, when I burned the Sony disc's, I had my DVR-109 set as the slave on the secondary IDE channel, and a bad stick of RAM, which I hadn't realized until last month. Now the RAM is good, and the DVR-109 is set as master on the secondary IDE channel, DMA is enabled and I am using an 80 wire IDE cable, but I am still burning coasters every couple of discs. Is it possible that it could just be the Fuji's? I haven't been able to try any other brands since fixing my drive settings/RAM problem. I can post some scans if that would help. Sorry for the long rant, and I appreciate any replies. Thank you