I've been running some tests with Lite-On's new LightScribe capable "Super AllWrite" drive, the SHM-165H6S. If you look at the first screenshot you can see that there is a dip at the 0.8GB mark. Not really a big deal considering how many dips are in graphs created by BenQ and NEC drives.
When tested with another Lite-On drive, the writing quality is fine. In fact, its actually quite good. However, when you test with a jitter sensitive drive like the DW1640, you see what that little dip is doing.
If you look below, you can see that the writing quality is excellent up until that point. After that though, the jitter jumps up considerably. As you can see, this also has a negative effect on the PI/PIF rates.
This disc was burned with HyperTuning off so that's not the cause here. The only thing I can think of is that Lite-On is using some sort of optimization to improve the writing quality. Thoughts?
And no, the results aren't this bad with all media. This was just an extreme example of what I'm seeing.
- Lite-On SHM-165H6S Write Quality Verbatim 16x DVD+R.jpeg (85.11 KiB) Viewed 436 times
- Lite-On SHM-165H6S CD Speed DVD+R Write.jpg (53.43 KiB) Viewed 437 times
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