I just got my Plextor px-716A (TLA 0307) with firmware 1.07, so I don't know if this is better than a previous firmware version. I have run tests with YUDEN000-T02 with A/S and P/R on. It will try to burn it up to 16x, but notice big spikes if P/R takes it over 12.97x at about the 3 gb mark (about 70% into the burn). I can attach tests, but really don't know where to start, as what's confusing me are the T/A results with Plextor burns--many of them are coming out "Not Good" or even "Bad" sometimes--although the PIE errors are usually quite good and far below 280 in nearly every case, with PIF 4 or under also. Before I burn, I deactivate my Trend Micro, kill my MemoryBoostPro, and that brings the processes down to 21 or 22. I leave the computer alone to let it burn. I got really excellent burns today by turning of P/R and setting CopytoDVD (VSO) to 8x. I would let P/R do it's thing if it would adjust and "learn" as they say to keep the burn speed on these YUDEN000-T02 at no higher than 12.97.
The first set is "Camila," with respective PIE/PIF results. The 'high spikes' are from P/R taking it to far above 12x or at least definitely 13x or higher. The second set is one where I turned off P/R, but set speed on CopytoDVD at 8x and got some of my best results
Camila PIE (Max speed, A/S, P/R on)
max-231 (total 232798)
max-2 (total 850)
Hidalgo (8x, A/S on, P/R off)
max-7 (total 15930)
max-1 (total 110)
Any suggestions on how I might be able to get P/R to lower the speed closer to 12x on these YUDENS? Otherwise, I'm stuck with either P/R controlling the speed or using CopytoDVD from VSO to set it at 8x and disable P/R. I thought these results in both cases are good (but in the latter excellent), but those T/A test results confuse me as to why they are usually "Not Good," but if I put in something I burned with my Pioneer DVR-108, they at least come up with either all sections at least "Good" (5/3) and many others even "Very Good" (5/4).
I know it's a lot at once, but I've already been reading these posts for over 3 hours... while I've gleaned some good information, I'm still confused about my results with burning under P/R because of the seemingly contradictory TA results being usually "Not Good" if I burn them in my Plextor. Any and all help so I can understand this will be great.