I have the Plextor PX-716A TLA 0304 flashed to FW 1.08, Win XP Pro SP2, AMD 64 3200+ Winchester, MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum, 1 GB OCZ PC3200 RAM, Nero Burning ROM 184.108.40.206.
When I do a Nero CD-DVD Speed Disc Quality scan I get a peculiar upstroke to the graph at the very beginning. This appears on all disks I have scanned so far, including recently burned data and audio disks, disks burned with other CD burners, and commercial disks. I had a different PX-716A initially, returned for horrible error rates and refusal to burn a variety of good media, and it did not show this upstroke. No other burner I have owned has displayed this upstroke. I couldn't recall seeing this before on this forum until scans by Daviskw and crossg in the thread "Post your Plextor DVD quality scans here" (http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=115081).
Any ideas why a few of us have this unusual event while most others do not? Does this mean that the drive does not spin up properly? Is the something to be concerned about?
I just started using PxScan/PxView tonight and error rates on the few CD-R's I have looked at so far seem ok compared to others. Have yet to do a DVD scan. Another interesting observation is that Nero Disk Quality scan always states no C1 or C2 errors while PxScan show some C1 errors. Does Nero Not work well with Plextor?