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  • Jan S.
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DAE quality report on Plextor PX-40TSi
I know this won't be interesting for very many but since I already made the test on this old drive I can just as well post it. I bought this drive to test if plextor drives were as good as their reputation. The result was very disappointing but then again this drive is very very old (10 years) so it might not be representitive. I have 2 other plextor drives I will post results for later.

Firmware Version:    1.0
Read offset correction:    +676
Lead-in:        EAC says yes
Lead-out:        EAC says yes
HTOA:        Yes
Cache:        EAC says no
Accurate Stream:    EAC says yes

Test at full speed
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Errors total        Num:    773162991
Errors (Loudness)    Num:    3593158 - Avg :  -18.4 dB(A)  -  Max :  -4.6 dB(A)
Error Muting        Num:    506754 - Avg :    5.8 Samples -  Max :  3584 Samples
Skips        Num:    0 - Avg :    0.0 Samples -  Max :      0 Samples

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Total Test Result:    67.1 points (of 100.0 maximum)
C2 Accuracy:        50.1 %

Test at 4x
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Errors total        Num:    744427
Errors (Loudness)    Num:    53456 - Avg :  -76.5 dB(A)  -  Max :  -10.6 dB(A)
Error Muting        Num:    4690 - Avg :    8.7 Samples -  Max :  1428 Samples
Skips        Num:    15 - Avg :    7.2 Samples -  Max :    18 Samples

[img]http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=4238"]
Total Test Result:    64.8 points (of 100.0 maximum)
C2 Accuracy:        79.1 %
  • Last Edit: 28 January, 2009, 12:39:38 PM by Jan S.

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DAE quality report on Plextor PX-40TSi
Reply #1
Thanks for your efforts. Do you have any possiblity to test a 755A?


I bought this drive to test if plextor drives were as good as their reputation.


But despite of being "good" or not, plextor drives are one of the few drives which can actually overread. For many people this seems to be most important.

  • Jan S.
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DAE quality report on Plextor PX-40TSi
Reply #2
Thanks for your efforts. Do you have any possiblity to test a 755A?

No not currently.

I have a PX-32TSi (just as old as the one tested here, 1998) and a PX-2410TA (2001). It seems I can get the px-712sa very cheap and I'll probably that one.
From what I have read the PX-230A seems to be an interesting drive and I'm looking for that one. I have no plans to buy other drives than that (till one of the drives shows impressive results).

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DAE quality report on Plextor PX-40TSi
Reply #3
That's great information, Jan.  Thanks for the post.

Some day I may get around to trying this with my drives.
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