RJW wrote:This 52327S will sometimes give a high spike of C1 errors somewhere on a disc which isn't there the next time you meassure the same disc.
That's interesting; my old 48125W does that, but neither of my 52327Ss have that problem. It was a documented bug in the 48125W, though.
The reading glitch is sometimes there. I have seen it befor on my friends drive. It can happen that we don't see it for months. But sometimes it just occurs. It seems it reads less stable as the old 48126S. However it is not like the old models were it allways was a spike at the same place.
There is just sometimes a spike and it can happen anywhere.
Now if a measuremant has a suspicious spike I would just read it 2 extra times which most times solves the problems.
The old 48246S first started screweing arround with the burn quality. Since it was Mitsubishi AZO media. First idea was oh it's probally a badge with a small difference in dye which isn't good support by Lite On (This problem has been seen before). However when I tried switching to TY it resulted in the drive not even being able to burn a disc. Well since I also had some AOD(plasmon technology),Ritek and Fuji media arround I tried some difference. The Fuji's it would sometimes start burning but the burn failed closseing and was kind a slow when it came to burning the lead in. (It took most time 3 minutes befor it even started burning it) The others it wouldn't even burn.
So the only disc it would really burn was the old Mitsubihi Metal AZO disc's but there quality was horrible. My plextor 24/10/40A could read the disc's back but a lot of other drives failed. Also very high C1 errors on this media and C2 errors.
Still no real problem for me if it still was reliable for meassureing media. Since that was the main reason I bought it.
However it was reporting crap for anything that wasn't burned on aPlextor 24/10/40A or 16/10/40A which is really strange. Measurements with some other Lite On models (which now also have stopped working !)and a Plextor Premium showed that my
48246S wasn't reporting any more reliable. So I brought it back
So now the question that still is going through my head. How the Hell is it possible that the disc's burned on these 2 plextor drives didn't show the weird behaviour I did see with other media. Can anybody explain this ?
I allready know that there excellent drives when it comes to burn quality still it doesn't make sens that for these disc's only the error levels slightly increased and the rase could still put back on a statistical error while on other media it would go nuts. Anyone a idea about that one ?