Hi, Ive been looking for some answers to a problem im having with my drives, Ive looked around but cant find anyone else whos had anything similar, so I thought Id ask you lot.
I currently have 2 computers, 1 with a Plextor 12 speed sata drive, and the other computer has 1 Plextor 12 speed ide and 1 Plextor 16 speed. Disks im burning on are Ritek G05 and TTg02 code disks and Ritek 4 speed +R disks.
The problem is, When I burn disks on the computer with 2 plex drives in they basiclly burn a load of crap. here are some disk check pics.
as you can see they are a load of rubbish, but you may notice that the beta/jitter test seems to go up then drop up then drop, and so on. Now on the 16 speed plex, you can see this on the disk, the disk looks like the rings of a tree. On the 12 speed plex they look normal. I have tryed burning at all different speeds and get the same results no matter what speed. But another strange thing is, sometimes they burn fine and i get perfect results, with the pi check maxing at about 15. I thought it could just be the disks so i tryed burning from the same batch at the same speed on the other computer on the sata plex and got near perfect results, so I assume this rules out poor quality disks.
My computer is never turned off so im stumped as to why sometimes they burn perfect as nothing is changing, no new programs installed, nothing.
I have tryed all the obvios ones, such as DMA on, newest firmware turn off all other programs etc. but now im ready to bin them, and be the only person to hate plextor drives, which I dont want to do as they have served me well for many many years.
If anyone can give me any clues as to what is happening I would be very greatfull
Thanks for any help given