Even expensive testers can give different results. Although software can
cause differences, the culprit is usually the drive. Anyway, E12 and E22
error rates are far more important because they represent errors that are
approaching an uncorrectable state, and can result in read failure after
degradation caused by handling and storage.
Media Sciences, Inc.
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> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Parker Dinkins
> Sent: Monday, January 07, 2008 8:40 AM
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] CD-R error rates
> on 1/7/08 12:37 AM US/Central, Richard L. Hess at [log in to unmask]
> > So, looking at it this way, what is an acceptable C1 rate for audio?
> Maximum of 220 errors per second, according to the inventors.
> > What are others getting?
> > I had a client ask me how I was burning CDs earlier this year. They
> > have some flavour of Clover analyzer and my CDs were showing lower
> > error rates than their in-house CDs--that was a pleasant surprise!
> Plextor/Plextools can be somewhat misleading as a test platform. The
> on our Stagetech EC2 run two to four times higher for the same discs.
> Parker Dinkins
> MasterDigital Corporation
> Audio Restoration + CD Mastering