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Is there a way to test CD burner quality?

Postby audiodrome on Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:03 pm

Is there a way to test a CD burner to make sure that it is making quality burns? The reason I'm asking is because my Sony CD-RW burner is having trouble recognizing certain CDRs and I'm starting to notice random C2 errors on recently burned CDRs where I never had problems before. The C2 errors are in different places every time I test them, which leads me to believe that it's the drive and not the CDRs. Then, sometimes when I run the test again, there are no C2 errors at all! I'm running Nero 5.5.10.56 with Windows XP and I use Nero CDSpeed to check my CDR quality. I want to make sure that my burner is still performing up to spec because I don't want to burn anymore important CDs if it's time to buy a new burner.
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Postby Ian on Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:40 pm

What drive are you using to test for C1/C2 errors?
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Postby audiodrome on Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:48 pm

I'm using the same drive that I burn the CDs on - my Sony CRX320EE. Should I be testing them on a different drive?
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Postby Ian on Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:04 pm

If I remember right, that's based on one of Lite-On's combo drives. I'm not really sure how those are for write quality testing.
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Postby Scour on Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:11 pm

Is it a combo drive or a CD-Rewriter?
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Postby Ian on Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:22 pm

The CRX320EE is a combo drive.
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Postby Scour on Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:15 pm

Combodrives not known for reliable scan-results, afair
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