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Burning the PlexDisc DVD+R Disc on the Optiarc AD-7561A

Burning the PlexDisc DVD+R Disc on the Optiarc AD-7561A

Hi everyone,

Today, we’ll take a look at how the PlexDisc DVD+R discs burns in the Optiarc AD-7561A drive.

We will be using ImgBurn again to perform the writing and verification. It reports the media code to be OPTODISC-R16-00 and supports writing at up to 8x here.

PlexDisc OPTODISC-R16-00 Optiarc AD-7561A 1

The drive burned the disc using a Z-CLV strategy, starting at 2.4x, and jumping to 4x, 6x, and 8x:

The disc appeared to have burnt fine, but the quality results seem to point out the drive is unable to burn a reliable disc at 8x:

It seems to be able to burn fine at the 2.4x and 4x regions, but once it goes to 6x and 8x, the burn quality is bad. Surprisingly, however, the disc was able to be read on the burning verification stage.

Burning at 4x

I retried burning the disc at 4x to see if it would produce a better burn, given that the 2.4x and 4x regions scanned well.

The disc burned in Z-CLV at 2.4x and then at 4x. It verified properly.

Quality Scans

We’ll now see how well the disc burned in this drive at 4x by doing a surface quality scan on several drives.

LiteOn iHAS524

The disc was scanned at 4x:

PlexDisc OPTODISC-R16-00 Optiarc AD-7561A 4x Scan iHAS524 4x

LiteOn iHBS112

The disc was scanned at 4x:

PlexDisc OPTODISC-R16-00 Optiarc AD-7561A 4x Scan iHBS112 4x

Optiarc AD-7561A

Samsung SN-208AB

The disc was scanned at 4x:

PlexDisc OPTODISC-R16-00 Optiarc AD-7561A 4x Scan Samsung SN-208AB 4x

As we can see, the burn quality is definitely better.

Conclusion

The Optiarc drive seems to be able to burn these discs reliably at the 2.4x and 4x speeds. Burning at 6x and 8x produces a bad burn at those regions.

You can purchase these discs on Amazon at the following link:

Burning the PlexDisc DVD+R Disc on the Optiarc AD-7740H

Burning the PlexDisc DVD+R Disc on the Optiarc AD-7740H

Hi everyone,

Today, we’ll see how well the PlexDisc DVD+R discs that I showed you yesterday burns in the Optiarc AD-7740H.

This is a drive I took out from a Lenovo laptop that’s now part of my optical drive collection.

Optiarc AD-7740H 4

I already have an Optiarc AD-7561A from a very old HP laptop, so this is actually my 2nd Optiarc drive.

Optiarc AD-7740H 5
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We will be using ImgBurn to perform the writing and verification. It reports the media code to be OPTODISC-R16-00 and supports writing at up to 8x here.

PlexDisc OPTODISC-R16-00 Optiarc AD-7740H 1

The drive burned the disc using a CAV strategy, starting at about 3.3x and gradually going up until reaching 8x:

The disc was burned and verified successfully:

The disc surface looks very smooth, wit no “donut rings”:

PlexDisc DVD+R 100pk 10

Quality Scans

We’ll now see how well the disc burned in this drive by doing a surface quality scan on several drives.

LG WH16NS58

The disc was scanned at 4x:

PlexDisc OPTODISC-R16-00 Optiarc AD-7740H Quality Scan LG WH16NS58

LiteOn iHAS524

The disc was scanned at 4x:

PlexDisc OPTODISC-R16-00 Optiarc AD-7740H Quality Scan LiteOn iHAS524 A 4x

LiteOn iHBS112

The disc was scanned at 4x:

PlexDisc OPTODISC-R16-00 Optiarc AD-7740H Quality Scan LiteOn iHBS112 2 4x

Optiarc AD-7561A

Optiarc AD-7740H

The drive seem to only allow scans at 6x and 8x. Here’s the 6x scan:

PlexDisc OPTODISC-R16-00 Optiarc AD-7740H Quality Scan Optiarc AD-7740H 6x

And here’s the 8x scan:

PlexDisc OPTODISC-R16-00 Optiarc AD-7740H Quality Scan Optiarc AD-7740H 8x

Samsung SN-208AB

The disc was scanned at 4x:

PlexDisc OPTODISC-R16-00 Optiarc AD-7740H Quality Scan Samsung SN-208AB 4x

From all of the tests ago, we get the lowest PIE on the Samsung drive. The PIF were almost equal on all of the drives.

Conclusion

These discs seem to be reliable. The Optiarc drive managed to burn and verify it without any issues and the scans were really good on all drives. I’ll continue testing these discs on my other drives to see how well they burn.

You can purchase these discs on Amazon at the following link:

The PlexDisc DVD+R 100pk spindle

The PlexDisc DVD+R 100pk spindle

Hi everyone,

Today, we will be looking at the PlexDisc DVD+R 100pk spindle I got on December 2020.

These discs are manufactured by Optodisc Taiwan. These discs can be burned at up to 16x but some recorders may offer speeds higher than this.

PlexDisc DVD+R 100pk 4

This spindle contains 100 discs:

PlexDisc DVD+R 100pk 5

They are logo top branded.

The bottom side has a purple color, as expected on Recordable DVD media:

PlexDisc DVD+R 100pk 8

In the inner ring, they have an Optodisc identifier:

PlexDisc DVD+R 100pk 9

In my next post, we’ll see how well these discs burn.

You can purchase these discs on Amazon at the following link:

The PlexDisc CD-R 100pk Spindle

The PlexDisc CD-R 100pk Spindle

Hi everyone,

Today, we’ll see the PlexDisc CD-R 100pk I got from Amazon some time ago:

These discs are manufactured by Optodisc Taiwan, and holds 700MB of data or 80 minutes of audio. They can be burned at up to 52x, altough nowadays most writers burn them at up to 48x.

The discs have a logo top:

Here is how a single disc looks:

It has a light green color on the data side. The discs seem to be well made. ImgBurn says the discs have a Daxon media code:

PlexDisc CD-R on Optiarc AD-7561A

In my next post, we’ll see how well my IDE Slim Optical Drives handles this media.

You can get these discs on Amazon at the following link:

Optical Quantum Blue CD-R Overview

Optical Quantum Blue CD-R Overview

Hi everyone,

Yesterday, I received a spindle of “Blue CD-R” from Optical Quantum. This brand is a subsidiary of Vinpower Digital and the discs are manufactured by Optodisc Taiwan:

Optical Quantum Printable Blue CD-R 1

I brought this spindle because the “Blue CD-R” caught my attention. Usually, CD-Rs are produced in a very light green color, but these discs should be different. These discs are marketed as having a “Blue AZO Burning Die”, which should be superior than standard CD-Rs.

Optical Quantum Printable Blue CD-R 2

The discs are rated at 52x and can hold up to 700MB of data or 80 minutes of audio, which is standard of CD-R discs. This batch also appears to look like a dark green color, but not too much blue. The discs are printable too.

Checking these discs in Nero DiscSpeed gives us a Media ID Code (MID) of 97m24s01f, and is identified as “Taiyo Yuden”. I’m not sure if this is legit, as it is my understanding that CMC Magnetics has the rights to use Taiyo Yuden codes, but since these are manufactured by Optodisc, I have my doubts.

It has to be noted that these brands tend to source their discs from different suppliers, usually from Ritek, which does use Ritek codes in their discs. Some other brands source their discs from CMC Magnetics, again, using CMC-MAG-xxx codes. In this case, I wonder if Optodisc is legitimately making “Taiyo Yuden-quality” discs. There are some articles that seem to refer to Optodisc making Taiyo Yuden-quality discs, so that may be the reason they are using their media code.

I checked these discs on 4 slim drives that I at the moment. Since I’m on vacation, I don’t have my usual Lite-On drive to check these, but this will give you an idea of what to expect when using them on Slim drives. I also haven’t burned them, so this will just be purely disc information below:

Toshiba-Samsung SN-208AB

Optical Quantum Printable CD-R - Toshiba-Samsung SN-208AB

So far, the most reliable slim drive I have at the moment is this one, which reports burning these discs at 10x, 16x, 20x, and 24.

Panasonic UJ260

Optical Quantum Printable CD-R - Panasonic UJ260

This is a Blu-Ray drive which has been my best Blu-Ray burner in years. This drive also supports CDs and DVDs, but usually burns at low speeds. This is why Nero DiscSpeed is reporting just 2 speeds: 8x and 24x.

LG BP60NB10

Optical Quantum Printable CD-R - LG BP60NB10

This is an LG “4K UHD official” drive. This one gives me headaches sometimes since it seems to lose focus while reading some times, a behavior I don’t see on any other drive. Maybe it’s faulty, but I also found that this drive depends heavily on the quality of the USB port and cable since it’s USB-Powered. This drive supports burning these discs at 10x, 16x and 24x.

LG GT80N

Optical Quantum Printable CD-R - LG (HP-branded) GT80N

This drive is part of an HP laptop, which is why it is branded as HP rather than LG, but it is actually made by LG. On this drive, the disc is supported at a speed of 10x, 16x, and 24x.

Final Thoughts

These discs are marketed as Blue, but they seem to look dark green. This is still different from the majority of discs that look very light green. It seems to burn at a maximum speed of 24x on all of these slim drives, probably because of the use of the Taiyo Yuden media code, although nowadays, most media and drives burn most discs at 24x for Slim drives and 48x for desktop drives.

I haven’t burned these discs yet. That will come when I have access to my Lite-On drive featuring LabelTag, as I also want to see how a label would look on these discs too. I expect these to burn flawlessly at 48x in that particular drive which I have trusted since 2010.

You can get these discs on Amazon below: