I’m currently looking into buying a BD writer and being able to do media quality scans is a must for me. My problem is that my buying options seem to be very limited. I’d go for a Pioneer BDR-209EBK, Pioneer BDR-S09XLT or LG BH16NS40 anytime (all around 65â‚¬ around here) but all of these can’t do scans.
The only available drives I’ve found that I can readily buy are the
Teac BD-W512GSA (-100) and the Samsung SE-506CB/RSBD, both also around 65â‚¬. (Yes, I’m ready to shell out another 20â‚¬ for OptiDriveControl…)
I’d go for the Samsung SE-506CB/RSBD despite the limitations that come with an external drive (USB 2.0 nontheless!) because portability and being able to use it with more than one computer would be worth it to me. The problem is that the drive seems to have a major problem with its BD write strategy at 2x burn speeds - it might have more flaws. Most of all there are no burn quality results for any major media at myce (or anywhere else…). The Teac (although a rather old drive) seems to be a much more solid drive when it comes to BD burns (although some results on some media are also discouraging when looking at the respective thread at myce…)
Anyone with opinions on the two writers? There currently aren’t any other options here (Germany), it seems, and I am fully aware that both are inferior to new Pioneers and LGs but quality scanning is a must for me. (Two drives are not an option, I won’t be burning DVDs on the drive and I plan on mostly using Verbatim HTL media.)
Thanks for any input…