Plextor PX-716A Burner -
DVD Error Correction
In the following tests we examine the DVD reading capabilities of the Plextor drive with
scratched / defective DVD media. For
the tests we used CDVD Benchmark and Nero CDSpeed. Our 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
The PX-716A read the disc successfully with negligible fluctuations
that mainly appear over the higher dimension, defective area.
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
ranging from 0.5 to 1.1 mm.
There are also fingerprints sized between 65 and
Over the fingerprint region, 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 fluctuations but they were less pronounced
than with the previous test disc.
The disc is a single sided, dual layer DVD-ROM disc of a capacity of 8.5GB.
The only difference between the TDR-845 and the TDR-841 is that the first includes
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.
TDV-541 is a single sided, dual layer DVD-VIDEO disc, with a capacity of
8.5GB. The disc is based on the TDV-540 series which is designed for inspection
and adjustment of DVD-VIDEO players. The disc checks the layer switch operation
from layer 0 to layer 1 and also includes test pictures and test signals
DVD sound files.
The current TDV-541 also checks the error correcting capabilities
of the drive and includes scratches from 0.4 to 3.0 mm.
This disc seems to be a major problem for the drive. Fortunately,
the reading process finished successfully without reading errors being reported.
TDV-545 disc is based on the TDV-540 series. It is a single sided, dual layer
DVD-VIDEO disc with a capacity of 8.5GB. The TDV-545 includes artificial black
dots on the data surface, sized from 0.4 to 1.0 mm.
It also has 65 - 75 micrometer fingerprints.
Once again, the performance is not as good as it should be.
Most drives have no problems with the specific disc.