Performance in Nero CD-DVD Speed: Advanced DAE Error Correction Test
The ability of an optical drive to process C2 errors at all and to process them efficiently is most important when it works with low-quality media. I ran the Advanced DAE Error Correction test with the bad Audio CD prepared in Nero CD-DVD Speed to check the drive’s ability to process errors that occur during the audio ripping process. The program determines how many C2 errors should be found by the drive and how many errors the drive actually finds and then produces C2 Accuracy and Quality Score parameters which reflect the efficiency of the hardware error-correction logic in the given drive. Unlike the previous test, this one not only tells how many errors occur as the drive is reading an audio CD, but also evaluates the drive’s ability to find such errors.
The screenshot with the results of the test illustrates the excellent performance of the drive here. There are few C2 errors and none of them missed. Of course, the program reports a 100% C2 Accuracy and gives the drive a nearly ideal Quality Score.