PX-716A... lemon or lemonade?

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#1

This is PX-716A #5, a TLA#0102. I was miffed that Plextor didn’t see fit to send me an 02xx, but this drive surprised me with FW 1c04 on two accounts: it burned a completely full T02 in exactly 6:00 minutes (PR disabled), and the resulting Q-scan PIPO test stayed within acceptable limits. I’ve heard people talking that 1.04 would be the “big one.” I think that might be true.

So, what do you guys think? Maybe KenW’s right about there not being a big difference between TLAs 01xx and 02xx. Is anyone getting decent results with T02s on their Plex?


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Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R:YUDEN000-T02-000]
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Disc & Book Type :       [DVD+R] - [DVD-ROM]
Manufacturer Name :      [Taiyo Yuden Co. Ltd.]
Manufacturer ID :        [YUDEN000]
Media Type ID :          [T02]
Product Revision :       [Not Specified]
Blank Disc Capacity :    [2,295,104 Sectors = 4,482.6MB = 4.38GB (4.70GB)]
Recording Speeds :       [1x , 2.4x , 4x , 6x-8x]
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PlexTools Professional V2.18     Q-Check PI/PO Test
Copyright (C) 1999-2004 Plextor SA/NV
Thursday, December 30, 2004
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                  PIE        POE        POF
       Avg       1.23          -          -
       Max        107          -          -
     Total     176168          -          0


#2

Getting excellent results with these discs here. Using Plextor 8x DVD+R media. PoweRec ON AutoStrategy ON, maximum write speed 14x then lowered to 12x. See my results in this post. My PX-716A is a TLA#0202 with firmware 1.03 installed.

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Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R:YUDEN000-T02-000]
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Disc & Book Type :       [DVD+R] - [DVD-ROM]
Manufacturer Name :      [Taiyo Yuden Co. Ltd.]
Manufacturer ID :        [YUDEN000]
Media Type ID :          [T02]
Product Revision :       [Not Specified]
Recording Speeds :       [1x , 2.4x , 4x , 6x-8x]
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