4. DVD Error Correction Tests
2. Data CD/DVD Reading Tests
3. CD Error Correction Tests
4. DVD Error Correction Tests
5. Protected Disc Tests
6. DAE Tests
7. CD Recording Tests
8. CD Writing Quality - Jitter Tests
9. CD Writing Quality - C1/C2 Error Measurements
10. Kprobe PI/PO Quality Tests for DVD+R/RW
11. DVD Recording Tests
12. VariREC Tests for CD Format
13. Kprobe PI/PO Quality Tests for DVD-R/RW
14. VariREC Tests for DVD Format
15. GigaRec Tests - Page 1
16. GigaRec Tests - Page 2
17. Q-Check Tests
18. PleXTools vs. SA300 - Page 1
19. PleXTools vs. SA300 - Page 2
20. PleXTools vs. SA300 - Page 3
21. SilentMode / SecuRec
22. BookType Setting Tests
Plextor PX-712A Dual DVD±RW Recorder - Page 4
DVD Error Correction Tests
In the following tests we examined the DVD reading capabilities of the Plextor PX-712A 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.
Plextor PX-718A read the disc at 12X CAV and the scratched area did not affect the process. The disc was read accurately and no read errors were reported. The performance reveals high error correction capabilities with scratched single layer DVD-ROM discs.
This is also a single sided, single layer DVD-ROM of a 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 defective areas of dimensions ranging from 0.5 to 1.1 mm. There are also fingerprints sized between 65 and 75 micrometers.
As in the previous test, the disc was read without any read errors. The reading speed was not reduced when the drive read the defective areas, and the test was finished successfully.- 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.
The drive didn't have any major problems and only lowered its reading speed near the end of the 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.
No serious problem here for the PX-712A, again a small speed drop near the end of the disc.
According to the results we have gathered until now, the Plextor PX-712A can easily read scratched / defective single and dual layer DVD-ROM discs!
The TDV-541 is a single sided, dual layer DVD-VIDEO disc, with a capacity of 8.5GB.The disc is based upon the TDV-540 series which is designed for inspection and adjustment of DVD-VIDEO players. The discs check the layer switch operation from layer 0 to layer 1 and also include test pictures and test signals for DVD sound files. The current TDV-541 checks also the error correcting capabilities of the drive and includes scratches from 0.4 to 3.0 mm.
The reading process started at 3.5x until the 2.0GB address mark of the test disc, where the drive lowered the speed in order to read the scratched area. The drive stopped reading around 3.6GB and didn't pass at the second layer. The test results were confirmed when we tried to play the DVD Video files of the disc in our test PC, with CyberLink PowerDVD software. Playback froze near the end of the first layer, and many skips occurred. We did not manage to playback the rest of the movie (second layer).
The 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 has also 65 - 75 micro meter fingerprints.
Black dots and fingerprints on the disc surface did not create any reading problems, and the drive finished the task successfully.