Ian wrote:The picture with Kicker in it? I started taking that shot and realized that it was pretty boring. Kicker was sitting there so I stuck him in there.
Yes, that's the picture I meant. I find it to be a really nice touch!
Ian in the review wrote:For this test I used a copy of the Pure Funk CD. It's burned onto the same NEC Gold 74 minute media I used in the CD Speed tests.
Who makes this media for NEC? Or was it just a quick search-and-replace from a Memorex review?
Seriously, another good review. I really appreciate the detailed media performance tests, also with BenQ scans.
One thing I noticed was some sort of structure in the PI Error rate and jitter at ca. 2.3 GiB in almost all the BenQ-scans- either a spike or a jump or (rarely) a drop. The transfer rate and KProbe scans showed no such structure. Is this an artifact of the BenQ drive or does this correspond to a speed step in the NEC burning strategy (unlikely at 16x CAV)? Do discs from other burners show this too?
I have a couple of other suggestions, but they're more general and I'll post them in the feedback thread