I am looking for best reader for low quality DVD-R disks. “Best” means drive
that can recover most sectors from disks with hi PIE/PIF values.
I used couple of such disks with PIF ramp at the end and compared different
drives (DVD-ROMs and DVD-writers) for maximum % of recovered data.
I tested Sony DRU500, DRU510, DRU700, DDU1621, Toshiba SD-M1712,
SD-M1912, Aopen DVD1648/AAP, Asus E616P2, Pioneer DVD115, Liteon
SOHD-167T, SOHW-812S and SOHW-1213S.
So far the worst reader is Pioneer 115 (23%) and best readers are Liteon 812S (86%) and Tosiba M1912 (87%) which based on Mediatek chipset and Sanyo pick-ups.
What about BenQ DW1620, BTC DRW1108, LG GSA-416X or Pioneer DVR-A09?
Is it worth to try them?