carl wrote:Samsung drives don't report jitter and POF.
that's what I would have figured if I hadn't initially been able to do this:
Although the test results look pretty horrible, with something bad happening at the end, there are values for jitter and PO failures.
After a few successful disc quality scans, however, I was no longer able to get them to work. Following Ian's advice about the registry fix sorted it out, but then running tests on the same disk again gave this:
I was beginning to think that perhaps there was something built in that only allowed for say 10 scans before disabling it, so I tried flashing the original S02 firmware - same results - flashing back up to S03 - same. I just can't get it to do what it did before.
Mind you, looking at the results of the original scans with jitter, they didn't paint a very good picture of the Samsung drive!
Just to rule out any thoughts of foul play, I'm not a dab hand at photoshop, and haven't doctored any of the png images!
I'll be opening some HP 16x disks pretty soon, so I'm looking forward to seeing how they behave.