It’s been some time now that I think that the Datarius system used by CDRInfo hasn’t been calibrated properly, or is kinda defective.
Considering that very often, their comments are extremely suspect and sometimes shows deep ignorance of what they’re doing (what [B]DrageMester[/B] picked just adds to the long list of goofs in their reviews), I wouldn’t be suprised that they simply can’t use this machine properly, or are unable to detect that it needs calibration…
I remember that just about a year ago, these guys could declare as “excellent” burns that showed deeply troubled reading curves in a transfer rate test, simply because the test didn’t [I]fail[/I]. People like that can’t be taken seriously. I wonder how they managed to get a Datarius, but the fact that they do have one doesn’t mean they use it properly.
These comments of mine don’t mean that I trust homemade scans over professional scanning - rather that even on professional equipement, I won’t trust unprofessional/unsound methods. - The best car is only as good as its driver.
I’d be interested in [B]Dakhaas[/B]'s and [B]Dolphinius_Rex[/B]'s take on this.
EDIT Looks like someone noticed DrageMester’s input corrected his article…
"Both sets of measurements report a major spike at the same position of the disc. Notice that the X-axis on the Datarius graph indicates radius (mm). More importantly though, is the fact that according to KProbe, this burn is within specs, whereas the DaTARIUS Analyser clearly shows that PISum8 has exceeded the acceptable levels."