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Postby Gabe on Mon Dec 22, 2003 8:46 pm

rdgrimes wrote:KProbe is designed to work with burners. The ROM drives do not respond to speed settings, and also do not report errors the same way as burners. The only real use for your setup is to compare burns on your own system, comparing with any other scans will not be possible.


But when i test at max. speed the error-rate must be higher that at low speed, I think. When i can test the media with the DVD-Rom at lower speed, the result must be still better.
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Dec 27, 2003 2:46 pm

thanks for the heads up, rdgrimes. :)

no update version, just a full installer?
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Postby rdgrimes on Sat Dec 27, 2003 3:17 pm

Yup, just install it over your current version.
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Postby Dartman on Sat Dec 27, 2003 3:43 pm

Thanks RD, Man since I got a 811 I have been all over the place for info and tools :D
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Postby MediumRare on Sat Dec 27, 2003 7:00 pm

Thanks for finding the new version, rdgrimes. :D Haven't noticed any differences for my drives (at first glance).

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K-Probe v1_1_28

Postby DeathStalker77 on Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:45 am

Can someone please post another link to this version? CD Freaks appears to be down at this point. (And yes, I already did a Google search and came up empty).

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Postby CDRecorder on Tue Dec 30, 2003 3:35 pm

The link seems to be working now, albeit slowly.
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Postby rdgrimes on Sun Feb 22, 2004 4:56 pm

New version with a very nice addition, 1.1.29

SEE IT HERE
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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Feb 22, 2004 5:27 pm

rdgrimes wrote:New version with a very nice addition, 1.1.29

SEE IT HERE

thanks rdgrimes for the heads up. :D
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Feb 22, 2004 6:16 pm

Holy cow! That's *JUST* what I've been hoping for!!!!

Thank you mysterious author once again! :D
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Postby MediumRare on Mon Feb 23, 2004 5:06 am

rdgrimes wrote:New version with a very nice addition, 1.1.29

SEE IT HERE

Now that's good news. Very useful additions!

I take it that the chipset restricts you to one sample size for the ECC sum for PI and PO. The option of doing PI Sum 8 and PO (Sum 1) in 1 scan would be great if possible!

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Feb 23, 2004 1:35 pm

MediumRare wrote:
rdgrimes wrote:New version with a very nice addition, 1.1.29

SEE IT HERE

Now that's good news. Very useful additions!

I take it that the chipset restricts you to one sample size for the ECC sum for PI and PO. The option of doing PI Sum 8 and PO (Sum 1) in 1 scan would be great if possible!

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If that could be done.... wow! most of our testing time would be cut in half!!
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Postby jase on Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:21 pm

Well I just got a 451s, and I'm not too impressed with the figures it's giving me so far.

Finickety media getting <200 average PI scanned at 4x, 8ECC? This can't be right.

I was expecting some truly horrible scans from some discs, and it just didn't happen. Why?

Oh, and I've noticed that you get higher PI if you minimise KProbe, or switch off the real-time scan.

Something is definitely not quite right here :( TBH the 166s gave scans closer to what I would expect. Grrrr....
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Mar 05, 2004 7:02 pm

congrats on the new drive mate :D
sorry to hear it's not going too well...
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Re: Official K-Probe Discussion (Tool for Scanning C1C2/PIPO

Postby Rita on Mon May 03, 2004 2:08 am

I would like to know where can I download the latest version of K's Probe test progam.

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Postby dodecahedron on Mon May 03, 2004 4:57 am

there's a topic about KProbe2.
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odd results, advice?

Postby undave on Wed May 12, 2004 4:27 am

I have only been using Kprobe for a little while and though this might have been covered already in the 33 pages previous, I have searched for around an hour and have not found out any specific information.

The problem I am having is that I get DRASTIC differences in results from K Probe with the same DVD-R's on the same system, example :

Disc #1 - Verbatim DVD-R (mc00rg200 1x on Pioneer A04)
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Disc #2 - Verbatim DVD-R (mc00rg200 1x on Pioneer A04)
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Now both of these DVD-R's play (they are PS2 games) so the access is sporatic, yet from the graphs, you'd assume that disc #2 would be nearly totally unreadable, and the PS2 laser is a picky laser, it doesnt like to play anything but high quality burns/discs. I have been unable to find out any patterns or anything, but since I found this oddity, I have been running K Probe on every single Verbatim DVD-R that I have, and a good portion of them are like #2, then a few look just like #1. I have re-run KProbe on several discs, same results each time.

Any ideas? I ahve been reading up on KProbe, and will in time learn a lot more, but for now, this is a glaring oddity.

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