The next test we perform is a very hard and intense test for any reader; the advanced DAE test from CDspeed. To perform this test CDspeed makes a test-CDR that puts your drive to the max.
The advanced DAE test gives 99.8 -) not bad, but not perfect.
We were a little bit annoyed that this new Plextor couldn’t get a 100% score, this in contrast with the PX-40TS with the same disc. This was for us a reason to contact Eric Deppe, the creator of the advanced DAE test.
Eric Deppe from CDspeed:
Apparantly it looks like the performance of the new 24/10/40 are less accurate.
CD Speed continues to read until the drive reports an error.
And than we got from Plextor Firmware revision V1.02 This is where beauty really exists.
I can’t tell enough about it, but concerning support and feedback Plextor is the worldchampion. Because, yes… also for this test we have installed the new firmware and look at the results!:
Although we experienced in the beginning a lot of problems with the difficult DAE it seems that finally this Plextor is again a winner. The testing results were there and we experienced no flaws by hearing the result. The test also depents on the quality of the media used and the acceptation of the drive regarding this media.
For the above test we used the following CDR’s:
What we experienced while making this review was the intrest from Plextor in making from this drive also the absolute NÂ°1.
If you keep in mind that Plextor always brings her products on the market as an innovator and succeeds after a while to tune these drives as perfect beings we must admit that Plextor has indeed a very good reputation and definately earns the right for the number one spot.