Sorry it took so long!!
I had the tests finished, but I forgot to post them
Here are the results:
The media (Verbatim 8x DVD+R - Made in Singapore) was burned on my BenQ DW1620 running firmware version B7T9 at 12x, taking a total of 6minutes and 53seconds.
The media was then tested on 3 seperate drives. Here are the results from each drive's tests:
BenQ DW1620 - Tested using Nero CD/DVD Speed @ 8x:
PIE Average - 7.64
PIE Maximum - 164
PIF Average - 1.28
PIF Maximum - 41
POF Total - 536
Jitter Average - 8.80%
Jitter Maximum - 13.50%
LiteON SOHW-832s - Tested using K-Probe 2.4.2 @ 4x:
PIE Average - 4.03
PIE Maximum - 41
PIF Average - 0.13
PIF Maximum - 12
Plextor PX-712a - Tested using Plextools and PXScan @ 2x:
PIE Average - 7.82
PIE Maximum - 858
PIF Average - 0.12
PIF Maximum - 97
Beta Minimum - (testing failed midway)
Beta Maximum - (testing failed midway)
As you can see, the burn time was pretty good, but the quality was sorely lacking. Some drives will be able to read the disc back, but other (like the PX-712a) will have problems.
It's not a media + drive/firmware combination I would recommend!
Sorry, it's not the results you wanted, but they ARE results. My only wonder is if firmware B7P9 would fair any better? according to my master chart of data, the much older firmware B7J9 had some VERY good results with this media at 12x (burn time 7:03). So I'm thinking that maybe this is something that screwed up in the latest firmware? Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of time to go back and burn and test more media... but at the very least I can say the drive IS capable of burning those discs well... and probably will be able to again! I'll e-mail BenQ about it when I am able to... I owe them an e-mail soon anyways
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