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Re: [Vox-Outreach] Need more CD burns!
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Re: [Vox-Outreach] Need more CD burns!

On Mon 12 May 03,  4:25 PM, Mike Simons <msimons@moria.simons-clan.com> opined:
> On Sun, May 11, 2003 at 12:13:07AM -0700, Michael Wenk wrote:
> > On Saturday 10 May 2003 11:30 pm, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> > > Out of curiosity, what seems to be the failure rate?
> > > (That is, how many discs seem to come out bad?)
> > 
> > Out the of the batch I sent in, I had 2 discs fail(which is around 4%.)  
> > Lately it seems higher, but that was because I was burning them on a system 
> > with a faster CD burner, but slowing the burn speed back down seems to have 
> > corrected that problem.  I figure it have around 4% failure rate or so when 
> > its all over.
>   Wow... I didn't expect that many failures, I've not burned disks... in
> the last 4 years.  I'm just surprised.
> > > How long does it take to test?  I'm not completely opposed to handing out
> > > a few discs that might not boot, if it means being able to have a LOT more
> > > discs on-hand.  If people have problems, they know how to get ahold of us.
point of reference - the only time i've *ever* burned coasters is when i
played a game like quake3 while writing a cd.  other than that, i've had
a 0% failure rate.

>   I would prefer the disks be verified before the event...

you don't even have to verify it.  just:

   mount /cdrom; umount /cdrom

and getting a prompt back quickly is enough.


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