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New drive? I want to get a new drive for my computer. I heard that now is a good time becuase of something like blueray or dL or something. Anyway should I try to find a drive with blueray or dl?
All recent burners do DL, only cutting-edge drives do Blue-Ray, and they’re hard to find. The media itslef is not widely available. Forget it until it becomes more widely spread and cheaper.
I want to get a drive that is like the best for all things… does this drive exist?
Short answer: no.
I read over some forum posts and heard things like don’t get this drive if you want to scan … […]what does scanning mean?
Performing tests, called PIE/PIF tests, that are supposed to indicate the burning quality. This is a controversial subject, and is not an exact science as all drives report different figures in these tests.
Why would someone want a drive that couldnt burn?
Uh? Me no understand question. All burners can burn…
My personal suggestion: any recent burner from LG or Pioneer will be fine for your burning needs, and the Benq 1650/55 drives. All these are fine drives with very high burning quality. If you want to perform PIE/PIF tests as well, go for a Benq. But be prepared for many headaches if you start scanning your discs, it’s a time-consuming, complicated, challenging hobby.
So my own advice is: use exclusively premium media (genuine Verbatim for example), avoid fingerprints and dust, and forget about “scanning”. To be on the safe side, you can check your burnt discs with a [I]transfer rate test[/I] that will tell you if the data is fully and easily retrievable. All drives allow you to perform such a test. You can use Nero CDSpeed to perform these transfer rate tests. A perfect reading curve with no dips shows there’s nothing wrong with your burn.
There is a full “how to” CDSpeed guide in the blank media forum (testing section).