DVD Burner Reading abilities

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#1

I am planning to buy a DVD Burner, I specifically want a DVD that could read bad quality CD and DVDs that I burned several year ago.
My DVD Player can read these medias with no problem (Vertex 312A) But my current Combo drive can’t (CRC ERROR). so I Know its possible to read them.
Which DVD Burner should I buy, and which DVD Burner should I NOT buy?
Thanks
Holtzi


#2

You could buy another good reader to try with, but when CRC errors appear you are lost, mostly.


#3

But… my DVD Player Plays these CDs without any problem. (as I wrote )


#4

LiteOn for example are supposed to be very good readers, although the late 18x and 20x models are not greater than the competition’s models anymore.


#5

Because it plays at a lower speed than your combo drive, I believe, so any disc errors aren’t so…obvious.

I’ve had success with older LiteOn (DVD burners) for recovering data from damaged discs.


#6

Hi,

don’t forget recent Samsung drives, they are sometimes better readers than Liteons.

There is also an option to decrease read speed using software tools like Nero Drive Speed.

Michael


#7

can you be more specific about the models? for example is Samsung SH-S182D a good choice?


#8

Hi,

Well, my (now outdated) Samsung SH-W163A reads some discs better than my Liteon SHM-165P6S.

for example is Samsung SH-S182D a good choice?
Why not? Maybe we can expect a statement about that drive from [B]Arachne[/B], as she owns both, a SH-S182D and a SHM-165P6S :slight_smile:

Michael


#9

Hehe…they both seem to be good readers from what I’ve experienced. However, whether this is because I handle my discs carefully or not, I don’t know.

But I’m happy to know that if my Litey (my main drive that I use for reading) goes belly-up, I have the Samsung there as backup. :slight_smile:


#10

No degraded G05 at hand to try? :bigsmile:

Cheers, Michael


#11

LOL! They are looooong gone :bigsmile:


#12

in the Samsung sub-forum there is a thread review about the Samsung SH-S182D model, one user referred to Samsung SH-S182M model:

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=193478

I know its not exactly the same model, but is there a base to his allegations?
he also writes that the D Model is exactly the same as the M except of the lightscribe


#13

I’m having no such problems with my SH-S182D - some people are, which in some cases has been rectified by a special firmware, and in other cases, making sure the drive isn’t sharing a power connection with anything else.


#14

My brother also bought an 182D and is really happy with it. No issues at all.


#15

Yep. I like mine so much, I’m after a spare :wink: