frank1 wrote:Thanks for you answer dolphin !
There are still a few questions left about these tests:
- Can these test only be done with this Lite-On SHM-165P6S drive ?
and does it need at least version 4.10 of the DVD Speed software ?
My guess is probably not... but there aren't a lot of drives that support media testing *AND* DVD-RAM.... so there won't be a lot of options either.
frank1 wrote:- The 3 DVD-RAM's where burnt with CD DVD Speed.
Since version 4.xx these "CDS_TEST_B2" burns are done at full 3x or 5x CLV without defect management
I noticed that as well.
frank1 wrote:- What is the significance of PIE/PIF errors for a DVD-RAM ?
Especially in the other case when the DVD-RAM disc is burned with defect management on (case of drag and drop through the Explorer)
I personally have no idea..... I've never come across an unreadable DVD-RAM disc (in my VERY limited use of them).
DVD Identifier supports most DVD-RAM codes I believe... Nero CD/DVD Speed is good for regular stuff, but less good for anything rare or difficult to find. And as for who is MANUFACTURING the disc... MID code is only a rough guide. DVD-RAM is a confusing media type, which seems to be OEM'd a lot. Getting straight answers about who makes what media is VERY hard!
One thing I *DO* know, is that Optodisc makes DVD-RAM for Maxell.... but all Maxell DVD-RAM seems to say "Made in Japan" on it
I still can't figure out how THAT one works!
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R
The Progression of Computer Media