dolphinius_rex wrote:That word "accurate" is dangerous to use... The BenQ is reporting on SOMETHING. You'll notice the jitter spikes perfectly corraspond to the speed changes in the Z-CLV burn graph.
Good point. None of these drives might be reporting accurate results and in any case, what is "accurate" here? If you factor in the error correction ability of the drives, things get compliacted. Hence, the need for CATS analysis. Thanks for pointing that out.
Looks like I need to go back and see if any of those "bad" BenQ scans with the H10x series occurred with 12/16x burns, seeing as those use P-CAV rather than Z-CLV.
dolphinius_rex wrote:The BenQ isn't just randomly skewing results. Also, the PIF results seem to match quite nicely between the Plextor, LiteON, and BenQ drive.
Neither of the other two drives report PIF totals anywhere as high as the BenQ though. The question then is how Plextor's vs Lite-On's reporting of PIF levels on discs burned with other drives compares. I'm wondering if Plextor writers always report higher PIF levels than Lite-On writers when both scan discs. I don't a Plextor drive though, so I can't do tests to find out.
Anyway, the whole issue looks interesting, if complicated