Plextor PX-716A Writer -
DVD Error Correction Tests
In the following tests we examine the DVD reading capabilities of the drive with scratched / defective DVD media. For the tests we used CDVD Benchmark and Nero CDSpeed. The reference test media comes from ALMEDIO.
- Single Layer media
This is a single sided, single layer DVD-ROM with a 4.7GB capacity, and its surface has an artificial scratch of dimensions varying from 0.4 to 3.0 mm.
The following transfer rate picture comes from the CDVD Benchmark v1.21 transfer rate test.
The PX-716A read the disc successfully with negligible fluctuations
that mainly appear over the higher dimension defect area.
This is also a single sided, single layer DVD-ROM of 4.7GB capacity. The data structure of the disc is exactly the same as that of the TDR-821, with the difference that there are no scratches on it but instead, defective areas of dimensions ranging from 0.5 to 1.1 mm.
There are also fingerprints sized between 65 and 75 micrometers.
Over the fingerprints, the drive had to drop the speed in order
to read the defective area.
- Dual Layer media
This is an 8.5GB dual layer single sided DVD-ROM disc with artificial scratches of dimensions ranging from 0.4 to 3.0mm, on both layers.
Once again, there were a few speed falls but they were less pronounced than
with the previous test disc.
The disc is a single sided, dual layer DVD-ROM disc with a capacity of
8.5GB. The only difference between the TDR-845 and the TDR-841 is that the
defective areas and fingerprints.
The dimensions of the defective areas range from 0.5 to 1.1 mm and the fingerprints are sized from 65 to 75 micro meters.
In the upcoming complete review, we will include more DVD
error correction tests as well as CD error correction tests.