Best dvd-rom for ripping and error scan?

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#1

I’m wondering what you guys would recommend as the best
liteon dvdrom for general ripping and error detection?
I currently have an old pioneer dvd which is slow and won’t
seem to work for error detection at all(with CdSpeed).
I’m looking for something pretty cheap, say $30.
Thanks!


#2

Either the 166S or 167T. The 166S is a proven, quality drive. The 167T is probably just as good, if not better, but very little is known about it since it’s very new. They both cost in the ballpark of $30 (see newegg.com).

Neither drive is recommended for error scanning (use a DVD-writer for error scanning). Though there are people who claim that the 167T is better at error scanning. But DVD-ROM drives were never really suited for the error scanning task…


#3

Really? I thought all liteon drives were good for error reporting.
I have a Nec 2500A writer and it can’t be used for error scanning
at all.

Thanks for the info.


#4

Well, they all can be used for error reporting. But that doesn’t mean that their results always mean much. The results are much more meaningful is a DVD-writer is used to report errors for DVDs and if a CD-writer is used to report errors for CDs. DVD-ROMs can report errors (which I guess is much better than no error report). But the results are often not as meaningful.


#5

More on DVD-ROM scanning can be found here.


#6

My LiteOn JLMS XJ-HD166S is a very good ripper


#7

doesn’t Nero CD/DVD speed work well w/ dvd-roms ? that could be used instead of K’s Probe to scan and analyze disks.


#8

Erm, you’ll still have the same problems as before. Error reporting is not done by software, but by the drive.