[QUOTE=jcusimano2;1969835]I totally agree, but as I said before scanning sucks on BSRB, and don’t you think that BSRB would have updated writing strategies since it is 2 years newer than BSLB??[/QUOTE]
No, I wouldn’t be surprised if the write strategies were the same. Going back to “if it aint broke, don’t fix it” . . . if BenQ write strategy developers developed a write strategy for a particular media and the strategy was providing excellent results I don’t think they’d be overly motivated to continually try and improve upon it - especially since there’s lots of write strategies they’d have to be working on. (and come on, lets face it - they’ve already made their money when we bought the drive so there’s not a lot of finanacial motivation for them to keep spending money on research and development for new firmwares)
Basically I think when a media manufacturer releases a new media they develop a write strategy for it and when they find one that works well they incorporate it into a firmware. I doubt they spend much time revisiting the strategies after that. I’ll bet future firmware releases just include strategies for newer media, and they may delete out strategies for older media that’s no longer necessary.
I imagine the new firmwares also address other operational issues for the drive, and contain tweaks to the code to address those issues and unfortunately those changes probably affect the drives performance so I would guess that’s why although the write strategy it’s self may remain the same the burn quality can vary between firmware releases.
Anyway, just my guess - I doubt they revisit the strategies much. I may be wrong though, they may very well track which medias are the most popular and concentrate their efforts on improving those strategies. It’d be interesting if a software guru could compare the write strategies in the various firmware releases and see if they do change them and whether some change more than others.
Personally, BSLB is working just fine in my drives with the media I use (TY +R inkjet printables from Rima.com). I don’t scan every disc, but I do scan occasionally, if I see a problem developing I’ll take action then. Till then, it aint broke so I’m not fixing it!