Hi, I wonder whether anyone has any comments or observations regarding the validity of Plextools PIPO scans versus Nero CDSpeed scans. For a long time I considered the PIPO scans more accurate/vaid, but time and again I come across discs which have great PIPO scans (PIE’s < 10, POE’s = 0) but have some slow downs reading discs. In the CDRinfo review of the PX-716, there are many places where there is a drop in the CDSpeed read rate, where the PIPO scan shows no reason why this might be. Just a random example, take the CDRinfo scans of TY-R x8 @16 on Page 5 of the Plextools scans. The CDSpeed read is struggling between 0.7 and 1.6 GB, but the PIPO scan is fine.
All of these test methods, especially PIPO scans take some time. Even with quality media, I get the odd coaster in a pack or spindle, so feel I need to scan every written disc. I just wish I had a cost and time-effective way of doing it.