I have a Plextor 716A and a BenQ 1640.
Using EasyCD-DA Extractor
The Plextor will allow me to rip over 30X at default.
The BenQ anywhere from 3X to about 8X max. (?)
The Plextor allows me to write at 4X and 8X...and higher.
The BenQ only allows 12X, 16X and higher.
I like to write at 4X or 8X because I thought writing higher allowed for more errors in the recording.
So I write the BenQ at the lowest allowed speed 12X.
I write with the Plextor at both 4 and 8X.
Using the BenQ for Disc Quality Scans, the BenQ always scores higher. 97/98 compared to Plextor 88 to 92.
What am I missing? I thought the Plextor would out perform the BenQ on the CD side. Is it because I'm using the BenQ for reading in CD Speed...write /read Benq compared to having to use the BenQ for Plextor writes to evaluate in CD Speed.
Is using lower write speeds not an advantage? Should I write faster with the Plextor?
I've just started backing up some CD's that are getting old and need a back up for auto, etc.
I'd like to start correctly. Anyone have any suggestions to the above situations or advice as to which writer to use and rip/write speeds to use.
Thanks in advance as I'm kind of new on the CD side of these writers.
Also both writers are getting old from a lot of DVD use and I was going to get a newer model but not sure which brand/ model to go with to get good DVD and CD quality.