Originally Posted by jamesp
It has the advantage over Plextools of being actively developed and supported by someone who has been writing optical drive software for a long time. However, Plextools does much more than just error checking so it won't necessarily be a substitute if you make full use of Plextools.
There is also the issue of the drive chipsets. The old Plextors used Sanyo chipsets while the newer drives with error checking mainly seem to use Mediatek chips. I'm not sure which is considered better but that would account for differences in error counts between the old Plextor drives and the newer ones.
Thanks for the info.
To be honest, I have never used anything but the C1
, C2 and Cu testing page. And that must be all I need as I have never had a disc rejected for these reasons since I've been checking and that's got to be about 4 years now.
I use another program to check for the presence of CD-TEXT, ISRCs and UPCs, if provided.
Is there any other tests that you think we should be doing and why?