Mr. Birger wrote:I don't know what ATIP means so if you could explain that to me it would be nice.
ATIP is an acronym for "Absolute Time In Pregroove" but is usually just used as a short handle for essentially the information you posted from SmartBurn. There are various tools that will give you this info (including CDSpeed), but SmartBurn is fine.
Incidentally, an average C1=0.15 is pretty well as good as it gets for CDRs (better than most pressed disks!). Did you burn these disks at 24x?
Have a look at the Media Compatibility Thread
for more results. TheWizard uses CDSpeed surface scans as a test criterion, but a lot of people post C1 rates as well when they are available (often with scan graphics).
Mr. Birger wrote:I'm a bit curious on what speed you would recommend me to use when I scan my discs? Is 32x a good choice?
That's a question of your testing philosophy. Some people like to scan at constant 8x, I usually scan at max speed (as you did) because I know that things can only get better at lower reading speeds.
Keep in mind, though, that the maximum reading speed of CD-RWs is lower
than for CD-Rs. Also, the contents may affect the reading speed: LiteOn drives read VCDs at 32x max.
Mr. Birger wrote:Do you think that it's becuse of my Firmware changes that I have got moore errors or the fact that it was an unused CD-RW disc I used on my first scan and a used disc that I used on my last scan?
There is a "first time" effect with rewritable media. Have a look at these threads for more on this and further RW-results:
Verbatim Ultra Speed CD-RW write quality question
New firmware for Liteon 48246S