dolphinius_rex wrote:I was trying the scan disc utility, so it didn't work for me like that at all...
As far as I can tell, the 1620 remains limited by its inability to report C2 error information via standard MMC commands. Thus, tests like Scan Disc will continue to report nothing but green, and programs like Exact Audio Copy won't have C2 error information to use to help check for extraction errors.
However, the 1620 does seem to report "low-level" C1/C2 scanning results when used with specialized testing software, as evidenced by the scans I posted above. Thus, what I am wondering about is the quality of those low-level C1/C2 scans and whether anyone has any experience with them that would allow us to draw some conclusions about their validity.
By the way, the disconnect between C2 errors as reported by MMC commands and the low-level C1/C2 errors isn't a new thing. Even back in the day before K-Probe (remember CD Doctor and the DOS-based tool?), a C2 "error" reported on Scan Disc wouldn't necessarily show up as a C2 "error" in the low-level scan, and visa-versa. They appear to be two completely distinct measuring and reporting systems.
but I'll go back and do some comparisons against my Plextor Premium (which just HAPPENS to ACTUALLY be installed on PC right now... which is VERY unusual!!). I'll be in touch!