I'm running Copy II plus v8.2 on two Disk ][ drives using an Apple IIe (I copied it over to the apple IIe disk using ADT). I suspect I have bad 5.25 disks that I mail ordered recently. However, I'm checking the drive speed to be sure. Drive 1 is successful in initializing the new disks 90 percent of the time. Disk 2 is almost never successful. Disk 2 sounds crunchier than disk 1 when it reads and writes and tries to init a disk. Disk 2 has been opened and checked for head dirt, it is clean.
Should the speed test be on a newly initialized disk or on any disk that has been used and is write-able? If the Copy II plus Drive Speed test is on write-able disks that have already been written to then the results are...
Speed: 199.8 MS consistent.
Speed: 199.3 MS consistent.
The only weird part of the test was when I used brand newly formatted disks. When I put in the brand newly formatted disks and ran the test the disk 2 drive speed fluctuated wildly between 199 and 67. The drive 1 fluctiations were between 199 and 007. I think I saw that right. Once the test got going, the drive speed evened out to 199 for each drive. I'm using the same disk in each drive for each test.