Well I have a Plextor 716A firmware 1.06, and up till now I’ve been very satisfied with the performance and quality.
I havn’t had one bad burn till yesterday.
Yesterday it failed two Ritek D01 (Memorex Branded) DVD+R DL’s, and a few Yuden T02 (Fuji Branded) DVD+R’s.
Today it’s been doing the same thing.
The odd part is the way it seems to alternate between good burns and horrible burns.
I just started performing the PI/PO tests today, and my results are confusing at best.
All these tests are the 8SUM PIE/POF tests that Plextools runs, and are on the Yuden T02 Media (I don’t really want to waste my $4 a piece DL discs).
The images in order are:
A disc that had failed verification near the outer edge.
A disc that I burnt at 12x instead of 16x that passed verification.
a disc burnt at 16x that passed verification.
I spent a lot of the day looking around in the forums looking for PI/PO graphs that looked like this, but found none.
Is this indicative of a bad burner or bad media?
I don’t actually have any other DVD+R media to test on because I’ve been using the Fuji’s for so long (about 150 discs) without anywhere near this amount of problems.
I’ve been banging my head against the wall with this for two days now.