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#321

[QUOTE=jamescooley1;2249275]:o I have 4 premium II and 2 premium I and a Yamaha[/QUOTE]

Bah, you’re just all too spoiled. :stuck_out_tongue: In your opinion though, does it matter? Will a long, slow, but steady burn have more effect to the lens’ life as compared to a short, fast, and sudden high-speed burn?


#322

Burner: Plextor Premium-U (1.06) TLA#0005 (MIC)
Sold as: Verbatim Pastel 52x (©2004) (blue)
MID: Taiyo Yuden (type 1) 97m24s01f
Burned using: Apple’s Disk Utility 11.1 (252.4)
Burned at: 4x
PoweRec: On
GigaRec: Off
VariRec: Off
Offset: None

Still not as impressive. Oh well. :sad:

(forgot to save the Beta/Jitter on this scan, as well as the BenQ ADQ :doh:)






#323

[QUOTE=evo69;2249280]Bah, you’re just all too spoiled. :stuck_out_tongue: [/QUOTE]

… says the guy who thinks the burn in #315 blows :smiley:


#324

[QUOTE=hwp;2249286]… says the guy who thinks the burn in #315 blows :D[/QUOTE]

Looking at Two’s regular burns, I say it is. :stuck_out_tongue: He constantly gets sub-1000 PIE on his slow burns and PIEs of around 5k for his high-speed. The next 4x burn is comparably not pretty (also consider the time it took!) :frowning:

Check post #317 for a not so happy 4x burn… :sad:


#325

Burner: Plextor Premium-U (1.06) TLA#0005 (MIC)
Sold as: Verbatim Pastel 52x (©2004) (orange)
MID: Taiyo Yuden (type 1) 97m24s01f
Burned using: Nero 8.3.13.0
Burned at: 4x
PoweRec: On
GigaRec: Off
VariRec: Off
Offset: None

The drive’s not so magical without 0.8x GigaRec. :stuck_out_tongue:









#326

Burner: Premium II TLA #0203
Firmware: 1.03
Media: Verbatim DataLifePlus 52x CD-R (Made in Mexico)
MID: MCC Type 3 97m34s23f
Stamper Code: ZD3014-CDR-A80A AZO
Hub Serial: A4M12G2165174
Burn Speed: 52x
PowerRec: On
GigaRec: Off
AMQR: Off
Burning Software: PlexTools Professional XL V3.16

I’m unsure what precipitated the drop to 24x…


#327

Burner: Premium II TLA #0203
Firmware: 1.03
Media: Verbatim DataLifePlus 48x CD-R (Made in Mexico)
MID: MCC Type 3 97m34s23f
Stamper Code: ZC3309-CDR-A80A AZO
Hub Serial: A3628B70744721
Burn Speed: 52x
PowerRec: On
GigaRec: Off
AMQR: Off
Burning Software: PlexTools Professional XL V3.16

It looks like I would have been better off burning this one at its rated speed of 48x rather than pushing to 52x.


#328

Burner: Premium II TLA #0203
Firmware: 1.03
Media: Verbatim DataLifePlus 52x CD-R (MIT)
MID: MCC Type 3 97m34s23f
Stamper Code: ZD2015-CDR-A80A AZO
Hub Serial: A5L20C2203506
Burn Speed: 52x
PowerRec: On
GigaRec: Off
AMQR: Off
Burning Software: PlexTools Professional XL V3.16


#329

[QUOTE=Two Degrees;2250082]I’m unsure what precipitated the drop to 24x…[/QUOTE]

Focus-Error >40 usually is the culprit. Just compare with the other results you posted. Here’s a nice example how the speed drops multiple times in reaction to raising FE: http://club.cdfreaks.com/1890709-post109.html FE is so bad it even affects reading.


#330

Thanks for the scans Evo.:flower:

You can ignore the CD-DVD Speed TA Jitter test for CDs. Although the tab is shown, Lite-On CD writers cannot perform the test. With some drives the test will run but the results are meaningless.

[OT]
Does your JMicron IDE/SATA enclosure work successfully with SATA optical drives? I bought one last month but it did not recognise my SATA Samsung DVD writer (the only SATA drive I had at the time). On the box (written in Danish) it appeared to suggest that it only supported SATA HDDs, although the manufacturer’s & vendor’s web sites (in English) both indicated that PATA & SATA optical drives were supported. I returned the enclosure because it had several other faults.


#331

[QUOTE=Ibex;2250837]Thanks for the scans Evo.:flower:

You can ignore the CD-DVD Speed TA Jitter test for CDs. Although the tab is shown, Lite-On CD writers cannot perform the test. With some drives the test will run but the results are meaningless.[/quote]

That seems to be the case, I remember that only early LiteOn DVD writers (like my dead 18A1H) could use that CDSpeed test.

[QUOTE=Ibex;2250837][OT]
Does your JMicron IDE/SATA enclosure work successfully with SATA optical drives? I bought one last month but it did not recognise my SATA Samsung DVD writer (the only SATA drive I had at the time). On the box (written in Danish) it appeared to suggest that it only supported SATA HDDs, although the manufacturer’s & vendor’s web sites (in English) both indicated that PATA & SATA optical drives were supported. I returned the enclosure because it had several other faults.[/QUOTE]

Yes it does, I actually have most of the drives in my signature in them and have no problems with the JMicron chipset. I could get 16x burning on Windows but only 8-12x under Mac OS X, which is acceptable since that is my preferred speed. eSATA enclosures handle the high-speed burning and scanning/ripping. :wink:


#332

MID: Taiyo Yuden-97m24s01f
Type: Maxell CD-RMax(52x rated)
Drive/Firmware: Plextor Premium II/1.03
TLA: #0203 June 2008 [B]MIJ[/B]
DAE: Plextor Premium II
Burned With: PlexTools Pro XL 3.16
Burned at: 4x speed
PoweRec: On
AMQR: On
VeriRec: On
Offset: +.5 Default Strategy
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#333

Burner: Plextor Premium-U (1.06) TLA#0005 (MIC)
Sold as: Verbatim Pastel 52x (©2004)
MID: Taiyo Yuden (type 1) 97m24s01f
Burned using: Toast 9.0.4
Burned at: 4x
PoweRec: On
GigaRec: 0.8x
VariRec: Off
Offset: None

Yellow disc. All my yellows (relatively) suck in this spindle. (You’ll soon see why). As common with my other 4x 0.8 GigaRec burns with this Premium, any BenQ drive fails to run a quality scan on it.







#334

Burner: Plextor Premium-U (1.06) TLA#0005 (MIC)
Sold as: Verbatim Pastel 52x (©2004)
MID: Taiyo Yuden (type 1) 97m24s01f
Burned using: Toast 9.0.4
Burned at: 8x
PoweRec: On
GigaRec: 0.8x
VariRec: Off
Offset: None

Another yellow disc. The contents of this disc and the burn settings are the same as the previous post, but only done at 8x. This change in speed changes one thing however; I can now magically scan with a Nexperia drive. Mind-boggling. :stuck_out_tongue:








#335

Burner: Plextor Premium-U (1.06) TLA#0005 (MIC)
Sold as: Verbatim Pastel 52x (©2004)
MID: Taiyo Yuden (type 1) 97m24s01f
Burned using: Toast 9.0.4
Burned at: 8x
PoweRec: On
GigaRec: 0.8x
VariRec: Off
Offset: None

Now here’s the funny part - this is another green disc (same as this one). These blues are puzzling, no complaints with them though. :smiley:




#336

Burner: Plextor Premium-U (1.06) TLA#0005 (MIC)
Sold as: Verbatim Pastel 52x (©2004)
MID: Taiyo Yuden (type 1) 97m24s01f
Burned using: Toast 9.0.4
Burned at: 8x
PoweRec: On
GigaRec: 0.8x
VariRec: Off
Offset: None

A blue one is just that - blue. :frowning: :stuck_out_tongue:




#337

Burner: Plextor Premium-U (1.06) TLA#0005 (MIC)
Sold as: Verbatim Pastel 52x (©2004)
MID: Taiyo Yuden (type 1) 97m24s01f
Burned using: Toast 9.0.4
Burned at: 8x
PoweRec: On
GigaRec: 0.8x
VariRec: Off
Offset: None

Here’s an orange disc. Nothing spectacular.




#338

Burner: Plextor Premium-U (1.06) TLA#0005 (MIC)
Sold as: Verbatim Pastel 52x (©2004)
MID: Taiyo Yuden (type 1) 97m24s01f
Burned using: Toast 9.0.4
Burned at: 8x
PoweRec: On
GigaRec: 0.8x
VariRec: Off
Offset: None

The last color of the spindle, pink, is close to the green in terms of quality… but still not as good enough.




#339

Side note: Opti Drive Control does work together with the Premium.


#340

[QUOTE=hwp;2304142]Side note: Opti Drive Control does work together with the Premium.[/QUOTE]

I still don’t get jitter with it :frowning: That’s why I use the BenQ for this. :sad: I could also scan and burn simultaneously (VMWare Fusion = ODC, OS X 10.5.7 = Toast) :wink: