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DAE quality report on Plextor Premium
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post Jan 27 2009, 21:43
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So, I was finally able to get my hands on a Premium for a reasonable price...

Here you can get some info about what I'm trying to do here.


Drive: Plextor Premium
Firmware:: 1.07


Test at full speed ("Actual" speed setting in EAC)

Image
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....ost&id=4852

DAE log
Errors total Num : 629018
Errors (Loudness) Num : 20664 - Avg : -70.0 dB(A) - Max : -14.4 dB(A)
Error Muting Num : 5719 - Avg : 1.2 Samples - Max : 27 Samples
Skips Num : 17 - Avg : 6.0 Samples - Max : 6 Samples

Total Test Result : 67.7 points (of 100.0 maximum)


EAC log

CODE

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 4 from 23. January 2008

EAC extraction logfile from 13. December 2008, 14:53

Unknown Artist / Unknown Title

Used drive : PLEXTOR CD-R PREMIUM Adapter: 2 ID: 0

Read mode : Burst

Read offset correction : 30
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : Yes
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Native Win32 interface for Win NT & 2000
Gap handling : Not detected, thus appended to previous track

Used output format : Internal WAV Routines
Sample format : 44.100 Hz; 16 Bit; Stereo


TOC of the extracted CD

Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
---------------------------------------------------------
1 | 0:00.00 | 74:00.00 | 0 | 332999


Track 1

Filename D:\DAE\Plextor Premium\EAC - Actual\2\Unknown Artist\Unknown Artist - Unknown Title\01 - Track01.wav

Peak level 94.3 %
Copy CRC 23BC41FB
Cannot be verified as accurate (confidence 2) [EA74A0E8], AccurateRip returned [104033BA]
Copy OK


No tracks could be verified as accurate
You may have a different pressing from the one(s) in the database

No errors occurred

End of status report





Test at 40x (EAC)

Image
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....ost&id=4851

DAE log
Errors total Num : 635540
Errors (Loudness) Num : 20702 - Avg : -70.2 dB(A) - Max : -17.8 dB(A)
Error Muting Num : 5956 - Avg : 1.2 Samples - Max : 8 Samples
Skips Num : 24 - Avg : 6.0 Samples - Max : 6 Samples

Total Test Result : 67.0 points (of 100.0 maximum)


EAC log

CODE

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 4 from 23. January 2008

EAC extraction logfile from 13. December 2008, 15:12

Unknown Artist / Unknown Title

Used drive : PLEXTOR CD-R PREMIUM Adapter: 2 ID: 0

Read mode : Burst

Read offset correction : 30
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : Yes
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Native Win32 interface for Win NT & 2000
Gap handling : Not detected, thus appended to previous track

Used output format : Internal WAV Routines
Sample format : 44.100 Hz; 16 Bit; Stereo


TOC of the extracted CD

Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
---------------------------------------------------------
1 | 0:00.00 | 74:00.00 | 0 | 332999


Track 1

Filename D:\DAE\Plextor Premium\EAC - 40x\1\Unknown Artist\Unknown Artist - Unknown Title\01 - Track01.wav

Peak level 97.4 %
Copy CRC 2BBE72EB
Cannot be verified as accurate (confidence 2) [7312A5F2], AccurateRip returned [104033BA]
Copy OK


No tracks could be verified as accurate
You may have a different pressing from the one(s) in the database

No errors occurred

End of status report





Test at 32x (EAC)

Image
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....ost&id=4850

DAE log
Errors total Num : 485759
Errors (Loudness) Num : 27522 - Avg : -75.5 dB(A) - Max : -18.5 dB(A)
Error Muting Num : 2048 - Avg : 1.0 Samples - Max : 2 Samples
Skips Num : 1 - Avg : 6.0 Samples - Max : 6 Samples

Total Test Result : 74.2 points (of 100.0 maximum)


EAC log

CODE

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 4 from 23. January 2008

EAC extraction logfile from 13. December 2008, 15:09

Unknown Artist / Unknown Title

Used drive : PLEXTOR CD-R PREMIUM Adapter: 2 ID: 0

Read mode : Burst

Read offset correction : 30
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : Yes
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Native Win32 interface for Win NT & 2000
Gap handling : Not detected, thus appended to previous track

Used output format : Internal WAV Routines
Sample format : 44.100 Hz; 16 Bit; Stereo


TOC of the extracted CD

Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
---------------------------------------------------------
1 | 0:00.00 | 74:00.00 | 0 | 332999


Track 1

Filename D:\DAE\Plextor Premium\EAC - 32x\1\Unknown Artist\Unknown Artist - Unknown Title\01 - Track01.wav

Peak level 79.5 %
Copy CRC 05808432
Cannot be verified as accurate (confidence 2) [DE6840A6], AccurateRip returned [104033BA]
Copy OK


No tracks could be verified as accurate
You may have a different pressing from the one(s) in the database

No errors occurred

End of status report





Test at 24x (EAC)

Image
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....ost&id=4849

DAE log
Errors total Num : 308226
Errors (Loudness) Num : 13904 - Avg : -73.5 dB(A) - Max : -22.0 dB(A)
Error Muting Num : 841 - Avg : 1.0 Samples - Max : 1 Samples
Skips Num : 3 - Avg : 6.0 Samples - Max : 6 Samples

Total Test Result : 73.6 points (of 100.0 maximum)


EAC log

CODE

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 4 from 23. January 2008

EAC extraction logfile from 13. December 2008, 14:58

Unknown Artist / Unknown Title

Used drive : PLEXTOR CD-R PREMIUM Adapter: 2 ID: 0

Read mode : Burst

Read offset correction : 30
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : Yes
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Native Win32 interface for Win NT & 2000
Gap handling : Not detected, thus appended to previous track

Used output format : Internal WAV Routines
Sample format : 44.100 Hz; 16 Bit; Stereo


TOC of the extracted CD

Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
---------------------------------------------------------
1 | 0:00.00 | 74:00.00 | 0 | 332999


Track 1

Filename D:\DAE\Plextor Premium\EAC - 24x\2\Unknown Artist\Unknown Artist - Unknown Title\01 - Track01.wav

Peak level 77.4 %
Copy CRC 0A47F4DC
Cannot be verified as accurate (confidence 2) [49B0011A], AccurateRip returned [104033BA]
Copy OK


No tracks could be verified as accurate
You may have a different pressing from the one(s) in the database

No errors occurred

End of status report





Test at 8x (EAC)

Image
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....ost&id=4848

DAE log
Errors total Num : 337356
Errors (Loudness) Num : 22921 - Avg : -75.3 dB(A) - Max : -18.5 dB(A)
Error Muting Num : 673 - Avg : 1.0 Samples - Max : 2 Samples
Skips Num : 0 - Avg : 0.0 Samples - Max : 0 Samples

Total Test Result : 79.1 points (of 100.0 maximum)


EAC log

CODE

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 4 from 23. January 2008

EAC extraction logfile from 13. December 2008, 13:49

Unknown Artist / Unknown Title

Used drive : PLEXTOR CD-R PREMIUM Adapter: 2 ID: 0

Read mode : Burst

Read offset correction : 30
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : Yes
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Native Win32 interface for Win NT & 2000
Gap handling : Not detected, thus appended to previous track

Used output format : Internal WAV Routines
Sample format : 44.100 Hz; 16 Bit; Stereo


TOC of the extracted CD

Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
---------------------------------------------------------
1 | 0:00.00 | 74:00.00 | 0 | 332999


Track 1

Filename D:\DAE\Plextor Premium\EAC - 8x\1\Unknown Artist\Unknown Artist - Unknown Title\01 - Track01.wav

Timing problem 0:24:21
Timing problem 0:24:24
Timing problem 0:24:47
Timing problem 0:25:31
Timing problem 0:25:42

Peak level 95.8 %
Copy CRC 721E86FD
Cannot be verified as accurate (confidence 2) [C0D0DA16], AccurateRip returned [104033BA]
Copy finished


No tracks could be verified as accurate
You may have a different pressing from the one(s) in the database

No errors occurred

End of status report





Test at 4x (EAC)

Image
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....ost&id=4847

DAE log
Errors total Num : 86961
Errors (Loudness) Num : 9041 - Avg : -77.1 dB(A) - Max : -12.5 dB(A)
Error Muting Num : 281 - Avg : 1.6 Samples - Max : 4 Samples
Skips Num : 1 - Avg : 6.0 Samples - Max : 6 Samples

Total Test Result : 76.9 points (of 100.0 maximum)


EAC log

CODE

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 4 from 23. January 2008

EAC extraction logfile from 13. December 2008, 14:40

Unknown Artist / Unknown Title

Used drive : PLEXTOR CD-R PREMIUM Adapter: 2 ID: 0

Read mode : Burst

Read offset correction : 30
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : Yes
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Native Win32 interface for Win NT & 2000
Gap handling : Not detected, thus appended to previous track

Used output format : Internal WAV Routines
Sample format : 44.100 Hz; 16 Bit; Stereo


TOC of the extracted CD

Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
---------------------------------------------------------
1 | 0:00.00 | 74:00.00 | 0 | 332999


Track 1

Filename D:\DAE\Plextor Premium\EAC - 4x\2\Unknown Artist\Unknown Artist - Unknown Title\01 - Track01.wav

Timing problem 0:27:48
Timing problem 0:27:57
Timing problem 0:28:00
Timing problem 0:28:26 - 0:28:27
Timing problem 0:28:30
Timing problem 0:29:03
Timing problem 0:29:06 - 0:29:07
Timing problem 0:29:09 - 0:29:10
Timing problem 0:29:12 - 0:29:15

Peak level 97.2 %
Copy CRC 0E0E7ACB
Cannot be verified as accurate (confidence 2) [C5AC9BB7], AccurateRip returned [104033BA]
Copy finished


No tracks could be verified as accurate
You may have a different pressing from the one(s) in the database

No errors occurred

End of status report





Test at 18-40x CAV (c2extract)

Image (errors)
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....ost&id=4845


Image (C2)
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....ost&id=4846

DAE log
Errors total Num : 617979
Errors (Loudness) Num : 20083 - Avg : -70.1 dB(A) - Max : -21.4 dB(A)
Error Muting Num : 5146 - Avg : 1.2 Samples - Max : 4 Samples
Skips Num : 13 - Avg : 6.0 Samples - Max : 6 Samples

Total Test Result : 68.4 points (of 100.0 maximum)
C2 Accuracy : 99.0 %



Test at 4x CLV (c2extract)

Image (errors)
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....ost&id=4843


Image (C2)
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....ost&id=4844

DAE log
Errors total Num : 128968
Errors (Loudness) Num : 11124 - Avg : -76.4 dB(A) - Max : -11.1 dB(A)
Error Muting Num : 551 - Avg : 2.5 Samples - Max : 93 Samples
Skips Num : 8 - Avg : 9.8 Samples - Max : 18 Samples

Total Test Result : 70.4 points (of 100.0 maximum)
C2 Accuracy : 97.1 %




Conclusion
Well, let's say much worse than I've expected. Only average total test results and also "only" good C2 accuracy (at least not 100% like some other drives I've tested).
I think the rest depends on how much you believe in these test with da DIY test disc...
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