[quote=“Tester_1, post:3, topic:399277, full:true”]
Here in Germany it´s atm impossible to get a Liteon or a rebadge from Teac, HP.
I use rarely LTH and don´t have experience with them about longevity, but good LTH-burns have no reading-probs with my Pioneer[/quote]
Make the impossible become possible via the magic of international shipping. That’s how I ended up with a variety of high-speed white and beige Blu-ray drives here in the US (some for scanning and some for burning). Of course, finding and importing drives with black bezels for scanning is likely to be cheaper.
Transfer rate tests definitely don’t serve as a reliable indicator of disc health since reading only starts to slow down when the drive is on the edge of being unable to read the disc. I personally wouldn’t assume any disc is healthy based on a TRT alone.
Monster316: Unfortunately I haven’t done a comparison of Blu-ray drives yet for reading bad discs like I’ve done for CDs and DVDs. I can confirm Kerry56’s comment about Pioneer drives generally not being good readers of bad discs based on their performance with bad CDs and DVDs. I found LG drives starting with the ‘30’ models to have vastly inferior CD and DVD reading compared to earlier models, so that poor reading may extend to the Blu-ray functionality.
A Lite-On drive model like the one Kerry56 suggested is probably your best bet unless someone comes along who has actually done a comparison of lots of different Blu-ray drives with bad Blu-ray discs. If nothing else, the Lite-On drive will enable you to do quality scans, and that’s kind of invaluable if you care at all about storing data on BD-Rs.