Well, plenty of you probably think, duh of course fussy drives are good for TRT’ing media. This topic is going to cover a couple things though.
First of all, I got some scratch proof verbatim media a while ago. Surprisingly, one of my discs got a scratch on it! I can feel it with my fingernail so it is not small but doesn’t look serious. Anyways it has affected the playback of the disc. So first lesson = don’t be careless with scratch proof media, treat them like any media carefully because they aren’t that much more scratch proof. It’s just good to be able to wipe off dust and whatnot and not cause any scratches on the disc.
Now I scanned the disc with my (new but still crappy) liteon and it showed a massive chunk of PIF. TRT with LG works fine, TRT in Liteon works fine. Every drive I have TRTs it fine except for… Pics are below. After seeing this, my trust in drives like the Pioneer for TRT has doubled. Definitely keep any aging Pioneer drives, 109s 110 111 etc, don’t throw it out if it gets funny or you find newer drives. They make a good TRT tester indeed .