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Had to join in the fun. How? By getting a Premium :stuck_out_tongue:

Here’s a 62-minute audio CD burned with Gigarec at 0.8x [approx. 63 min. with an 80 min. CD-R).

Burner: Plextor Premium-U (1.07) TLA#0005 (MIC)
Sold as: Taiyo Yuden 700 MB 100-pk. spindle from 2003 or older
MID: Taiyo Yuden (type 1) 97m24s01f (I think)
Burned using: PlexTools Pro XL 3.16
Burned at: 8x
PoweRec: Off (I’m 90% certain)
GigaRec: 0.8x
VariRec: Off

Do you like what you see? :cool:




As a point of reference, I pulled out my old Dell XPS T500 equipped with a Sony CRX100E 4x CD burner to do some testing, since koba convinced me that older media would do much better on older drives than something like the PremiumII which apparently is only optimized for TY 48x. Going by this burn, a TDK MIJ 650MB disc, the Premium/Premium II drives seem to do just fine.

Burner: Premium II TLA #0203
Firmware: 1.03
Media: Maxell CD-RPW 8x CD-R 74min 650MB white printable surface (MIJ)
MID: Hitachi Maxell Type 2 97m25s22f
Stamper Code: C1016R74D H99
Hub Serial: MCFG010C
Burn Speed: 8x
PowerRec: On
GigaRec: Off
AMQR: Off
Burning Software: Nero Burning ROM 8.3.2.1

I got in 40 jewel-cased Maxell printable CD-Rs, made in Japan by Hitachi Maxell from eBay today. I wanted to try a burn at the rated speed first with the Premium II; the results are okay but not as good as my MIJ TDKs.

Hey, I’m on the Premium2 wagon, too :smiley: Just received the drive from the UK two hours ago. A pleasant surprise is that the unit is made in Japan. Feels like a solid unit, as well.

Burner: Premium II TLA #0303
Firmware: 1.03
Media: TDK 700MB white printable (made by Taiyo Yuden)
Burn Speed: 4x
PowerRec: On
VariRec: On, but default values
GigaRec: Off
AMQR: On
Burning Software: PlexTools Pro XL 3.16

Very nice :slight_smile:




Now for a GigaRec burn :slight_smile: On the first try, PlexTools hung at the lead-in stage. Turned off PoweRec, the second try went well.

Burner: Premium II TLA #0303
Firmware: 1.03
Media: TDK 700MB white printable (made by Taiyo Yuden)
Burn Speed: 8x
PowerRec: Off
VariRec: Off
GigaRec: 0.6x
AMQR: Off
Burning Software: PlexTools Pro XL 3.16

Yes! :bow:

Both these discs are for a friend’s car with an ancient CD player. It usually cannot handle CD-Rs, but two Taiyo Yuden GigaRec 0.7x and 0.8x burns made with my Premium [mk. 1] play back flawlessly, with no skips even when riding hard over speed bumps and potholes.

Let’s see how these fare.




Plextor Premium 1.05, Intenso MBI CD-R burned at 16x

Very good result for this media to start with :iagree:

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








Burner: Premium-U, TLA #0000 MIJ
Firmware: 1.07
Media: JVC/TY CD-R 52x 700MB MIJ
Burn Speed: 8x
PowerRec: on
VariRec: on, +1
GigaRec: 0.8x, Default Strategy
Burning Software: PlexTools Pro XL 3.16




JVC Taiyo Yuden [B]74 PE7063[/B]
Premium-U / Firmware: 1.07
Nero CD/DVD Speed 4.7.7.16
Burn Speed 4X
[B]some scratch on outer disc[/B]

JVC Taiyo Yuden [B]74 PE7063[/B]
Premium-U / Firmware: 1.07
Nero CD/DVD Speed 4.7.7.16
Burn Speed 8X

get better
JVC Taiyo Yuden [B]74 PE7063[/B]
Premium-U / Firmware: 1.07
Nero CD/DVD Speed 4.7.7.16
Burn Speed 16X

Burner: Premium II TLA #0203
Firmware: 1.03
Media: Verbatim DataLifePlus 94755 52x CD-R white inkjet hub printable (MIC)
MID: MCC Type 3 97m34s23f
Stamper Code: ZE4047-CDR-A80A AZO
Hub Serial: N030G0878134742A1
Burn Speed: 52x
PowerRec: On
GigaRec: Off
AMQR: Off
Burning Software: PlexTools Professional XL V3.16

This is my first experience with any MCC media made in China. Can’t tell the manufacturer from the hub serial but I’ll just have to guess it’s CMC judging by the cakebox style.

Burner: PlexWriter Premium TLA #0105
Firmware: 1.07
Media: Verbatim DataLifePlus 94755 52x CD-R white inkjet hub printable (MIC)
MID: MCC Type 3 97m34s23f
Stamper Code: ZE4047-CDR-A80A AZO
Hub Serial: N030G0878134745A2
Burn Speed: 52x
PowerRec: On
GigaRec: Off
Burning Software: PlexTools Professional XL V3.16

Burner: PlexWriter Premium TLA #0105
Firmware: 1.07
Media: Verbatim DataLifePlus 32x 650MB CD-R inkjet printable (MIT)
MID: MCC Type 3 97m34s22f
Stamper Code: ZB7810-CDR-T74D AZO
Hub Serial: T2G18B1132662
Burn Speed: 24x
PowerRec: On
GigaRec: Off
Burning Software: Opti Drive Control 1.48

I thought these were supported at 32x on the Premium but it burned at 24x for some reason…

Burner: Premium II TLA #0000
Firmware: 1.03
Media: Verbatim DataLifePlus 94755 52x CD-R white inkjet hub printable (MIC)
MID: MCC Type 3 97m34s23f
Stamper Code: ZE4047-CDR-A80A AZO
Hub Serial: N030G0878134746C1
Burn Speed: 52x
PowerRec: On
GigaRec: Off
AMQR: Off
Burning Software: PlexTools Professional XL V3.16

Burner: Premium II TLA #0203
Firmware: 1.03
Media: Verbatim DataLifePlus 94755 52x CD-R white inkjet hub printable (MIC)
MID: MCC Type 3 97m34s23f
Stamper Code: ZE4047-CDR-A80A AZO
Hub Serial: N030G0878145511B2
Burn Speed: 4x
PowerRec: On
GigaRec: Off
AMQR: On
Burning Software: ImgBurn 2.5.3.0

Burner: Premium II TLA #0203
Firmware: 1.03
Media: TDK Reflex X Metallic 650MB 8x
MID: TDK Type 0 97m32s00f
Stamper Code: CD-RECORDABLE 9802A1-74
Hub Serial: 00F14QF1039SL4 JFCJ
Burn Speed: 16x
PowerRec: On
GigaRec: Off
AMQR: On
Burning Software: ImgBurn 2.5.3.0

Burner: Premium II TLA #0203
Firmware: 1.03
Media: Imation CD-R 4x 650MB 74 Min (MIT)
MID: CMC Type 0 97m26s60f
Stamper Code: CD-R 74MIN KE0263
Hub Serial: D2105DH3026531
Burn Speed: 4x
PowerRec: On
GigaRec: Off
AMQR: Off
Burning Software: PlexTools Professional XL V3.16 Disc Copy

Admittedly not as bad as I thought it would turn out, but still…

Burner: Premium II TLA #0203
Firmware: 1.03
Media: Verbatim DataLifePlus 91224 8x CD-R 74 min 650MB (MIT)
MID: MCC Type 1 97m34s21f
Stamper Code: ZB1352-CDR-S74
Hub Serial: S0827H5007635
Burn Speed: 4x
PowerRec: On
GigaRec: Off
AMQR: Off
Burning Software: ImgBurn 2.5.5.0

Good old deep-blue Metal Azo :clap:

Burner: Premium II TLA #0203
Firmware: 1.03
Media: Imation CD-R 4x 650MB 74 Min (MIJ)
MID: Taiyo Yuden Type 1 97m24s01f
Stamper Code: 74 PM10601
Hub Serial: BM942B0085974
Burn Speed: 4x
PowerRec: On
GigaRec: Off
AMQR: Off
Burning Software: ImgBurn 2.5.5.0

Gawd TY made some good discs :bow: