Burners SATA for tests PIE/PIF and Po Failure tests

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#1

Hello,

Fisrt, sorry for the quality of my language, but i’m a French man, and i can’t ( for the moment)
So i search 2 SATA burner for my 2 next computer ( i think i will buy in 1 or 2 months ).

I would like this burner can be able to do PIE/PIF and Po Failure tests with CD/DVD speed, or other software… .

What ars your advice for me ?

Thank you very much


#2

Bienvenue [B]verbatimaniac[/B]!

I’m sure you’ll be fine here in English. Your question seems straightforward at first glance, but unfortunately the subject of PIE/PIF scanning can get quite complex and a one-fits-all solution doesn’t exist here.

That said, if disc quality scanning is a requirement, here are your SATA options:

  • LiteOn 20A1S/20A4S/20A3S - and rebadges like AOpen DSW2012SA, Sony DRU-190S and Optiarc something

  • Samsung SH-S203x

  • Optiarc 5200/7200/7203S

LiteOn’s include the important Jitter measurement and are most commonly used for disc quality scanning.


#3

Unless you can find a Plextor 760SA you won’t find a SATA drive to test POF’s


#4

Forgot to add the Asus DRW-2014 in my list of current PIE/PIF scanning SATA drives (no Jitter either). Maybe there’s more yet, with all the OEM and rebadged units on the market, but these should be the main ones.


#5

Tanks for yours answers !

But i have another question.

Cressida you talk about Samsung SH-S203x, i have already this burner on one of my PC, but with him, i can’t use it like scanner ! !

Look this picture… .

Is it a firmware problem ?

Thanks


#6

No, it just requires a registry modification, because Samsung drives are blocked by default in CDSpeed. See the Samsung FAQ for details: http://club.cdfreaks.com/f105/mini-faq-samsung-dvd-writers-220607/


#7

ah ok !

And what is the fiability of this scan as good as BenQ/Liteon scans ?
this drive support JITTER test ?

And why Samsung blocked this scans ?

Thanks


#8

Here we come to what I alluded to in my first post. No single scan, not even a LiteOn or BenQ scan, is “reliable” in a way that it can assure you of trouble-free reading/playback of a disc under all circumstances.

Furthermore, each drive, even one of the same brand and model, is different and can yield a different scanning result. This should be enough to tell you that a good scan is only an indication, but certainly no guarantee for a well burned disc.

We can assume that scanning with CDSpeed was blocked at the request of Samsung. Some of their drives give off usable scans, others don’t.


#9

Hi :slight_smile:
Welcome on board verbatimaniac. :iagree: :clap:
Scanning with the 203, then consider K-Probe or DVDInfoPro.
No need to hack registry then. :wink: