I was thinking about upgrading to the BenQ1650 from the nice burns i’ve seen. I was just wondering if it was a good scratch reader. If not, any recommendations for one? I have an NEC at the moment and it is a HORRID :a reader when it comes to scratches. Thanks for your time.
I want to say LG models seem to read things other brands won’t. Some Plextor models have done well at this, although IIRC (If I Remember Correctly) they weren’t number 1. I think BenQ is also a possibility for doing this ok. Hopefully someone else will come along to narrow this down more for you, Kenny.
BTW, welcome to the forum.
NEC, as well as BenQ is a fast reader and from my experience you need a slower reader, among other things, to read scratched disc. You can try to lower the read speed within your reader/ripper software.
LG and LiteOn are probably your best bets for reading marginal discs.
Benq DVD burners are actually very picky, in some instances even mediocre readers. But I wouldn’t use anything else for DVD burning.
As Zevia says, lowering the reading speed can help!
This said, some ‘scratched’ discs will fail in all drives, don’t expect miracles.
The earlier BenQ models tended to be better readers than the later ones in my experience.
My LiteOn SHM-165H6S would have to be my best reader at present of the drives I have installed.
My 1655 has “given up” on occasion where the 165H6S read without pause.
Cool, thanks for the replies. I’ll see if I can lower the read speed for scratched discs. I will look into a Lite-On to complement the 1650.
Thanks, I’ve been roaming about for awhile but couldn’t find the answer to my thread question so thought i’d post for once. Search button is my buddy
Try using cdroller that works very very well on recovering data properly from damaged discs.
It will do more than just reread a sector a zillion times.