Hibiki04 wrote:Can anyone tell me which drive is better in reading C1/C2 errors on a burned CD? a DVD driver using CD Speed or the Lite-on 48x12x48 driver under CD Doctor? Ord does it matter?
As Halc has stated, DVD-ROM drives don't return C1 or C2 errors and would be unsuitable for this use. Error reporting and retrieval is normally the province of CD-RW burners. Therefore, you should use the 48X LiteOn for your tests. CD Speed doesn't return C1 errors, but indicates the presence of C2 errors in a sector or unreadable sectors. Either CD Doctor or KProbe are good programs for gathering information on C1/C2 errors with LiteOn drives, depending on your preference for details, options and GUI.
Also, I been burning quite a fews CDs (TY 80min with firmware VSO8 I think it is) lately and for some reason, I'm getting a lot of C1 errors on these CDs. Any reason why this is occuring (other than defragging your HD) or did I buy a bad batch?
All recorded discs have C1 errors. Stating that you are getting "a lot" of C1 errors is not specific enough to be useful. What is the quantified level of C1 errors you are getting and how does this compare to what you were experiencing previously? The comparisons should be with the same burner using the same test software. What is a typical average C1 error level as returned by CD Doctor?
C1 errors per se are usually not a problem as long as there are no C2 errors present.