More test results!
Toshiba SD-M1612 v1004
Speed 9.4x (time 0:15) errors:1030
Speed 18.3x (time 0:07) errors:960
Well, that’s not so bad. Not as good as the LiteOn but 1000 errors is not much.
However, it is surprising that there are less errors with the C2 pointers. Normally it should be the other way around.
Speed 15.1x (time 0:09) errors:0
Compared with original: 20
Problem! It’s not just the error correction that doesn’t work with non-Plextor drives, but also the error detection.
Speed 2.9x (time 0:49) errors:?
Track Quality 97.2%
Compared with original: 112
So why is EAC unable to correct all errors? The Toshiba does not have much trouble to read the track.
The answer can be found in the CD DAE results. The Toshiba does not report all C2 errors correctly.
So let’s try with C2 disabled.
Speed 1.0x (time 2:22) errors:?
Track Quality 98.5%
Compared with original: 0
There you have it!
Plextor PX-40TS V1.11
Speed 10.6x (time 0:13) errors:903100
Hmm…almost a million errors. Not good.
Speed 0.3x (time 9:29) errors:15003
Compared with original: 12593
Still a lot of errors.
Speed 0.4x (time 5:29) errors:?
Track Quality 96.4%
Compared with original: 7671
Better but not perfect.
So let’s check EAC without C2.
Speed 0.1x (time 17:23) errors:?
Track Quality 98.1%
Compared with original: 1095
Well, that’s the best I can get.
- EAC - PlexTools : 1-1
- C2 error information cannot be trusted even though EAC says it is supported.
- For non-Plextor drives PlexTools is just another ripper.
But why are the results from both my Plextor drives so bad?
They get their butts kicked big time by the LiteOn and Toshiba.
It must be old age
Maybe someone can run some tests with a recent Plextor?