When I first got my Pioneer 108 I know that the only scanning program that would work for me was DVDinfopro, it wasn’t really a very good drive for media scans but at least it gave some sort comparative indication between different media.
A month or so ago I flashed this burner over to the PIOdata firmware (1.18) to allow +R to -Rom booktype bitsetting and recently I’ve found that nero CD-DVDspeed is now doing media quailty scans were it wouldn’t before. The thing is I’ve also updated CD-DVDspeed a few times as well, so I’m not sure if it’s the updated firmware or the updated CDspeed proggy that’s making the difference.
Could someone using a Pioneer 108 with official firmware (1.18 or higher) please let me know if they can scan ok with nero cd-dvdspeed. The lastest version is 4.01 btw, its available here : http://www.cdspeed2000.com/go.php3?link=download.html
PS: The nero cdspeed media quailty scans really aren’t too bad on this drive now. Sure the PI curve is generally higher and a little more erratic than if scanned on a liteon burner but the PIFs value are pretty good. I borrowed a buddies SOHW 832S last week to do some scanning and found the while that drive was consistantly scoring lower PIF rates than my 108 that the relative ranking of the media (best to worst) reported by cdspeed on the 108 exactly mirrored the 832S’s ranking.