GH24 Inferior burns or other problem?

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#1

Hello frnds,

I have two burners, New LG GH24 & old Sony 830A.

I use same file with exact same media written with same software under same conditions…

Now, with DVD burned with Sony i am getting Quality score of 77 and fairly low PIF… whereas when burned with LG getting score of 0 & very high PIF.

So what shall i conclude frm this, tht LG burns are inferior ?

LG
](http://img211.imageshack.us/i/ghajinilgtest.png/)[/IMG]

Sony
](http://img545.imageshack.us/i/ghajinisonytest.png/)[/IMG]


#2

The LG has no real support for those average DL media…


#3

The media that you are using is a crap shoot from disc to disc. Get you some verbatims for dl burning.


#4

hmmm… okay the media maybe crap but using for the past 3years never got a single dead disk, all still working great…

Next, all disk i burned is having high scores and very low PIF, But only when i burn with this LG burner i am getting poor performance so i really believe tht burner is in question here… wht u say now?

I am really thinking abt selling this drive and buying another sony/samsung drive…

PS: I am not getting to the firmware page frm LG website, so if you guys know if i am using the latest firmware and if not, pls post the link frm where i can download… (official site)


#5

[QUOTE=craige4u;2573757]Next, all disk i burned is having high scores and very low PIF, But only when i burn with this LG burner i am getting poor performance so i really believe tht burner is in question here… wht u say now?[/quote]In the dark ages, when DVD burners weren’t that bad, there had been an issue reported with bad looking scans if the disc had been made with an LG drive. Unfortunately, I don’t remember the details.
Additionally, the scanning capabilities of the Sony firmware is unknown.

A transfer rate test might be better suited here. Also maybe a real world test and see if there are readability problems.

PS: I am not getting to the firmware page frm LG website, so if you guys know if i am using the latest firmware and if not, pls post the link frm where i can download… (official site)
Perhaps here: http://club.myce.com/f91/post-new-firmware-tool-announcements-here-210819/index4.html#post2546690
The last link directs to a search engine on LG Korea website.

Michael


#6

Mciahel,

Thanks for the link, the last link is in korean so cant navigate it. but it seems XP02 is the latest firmware tht i am using.

Next, As you said there have been bad scan issues with LG which you cant remember… I refered to thread below

ppl seems to be getting gud results… so now i am confused.

PS: What u think of Samsung S223, a gud DL burner?


#7

[QUOTE=craige4u;2573802]Thanks for the link, the last link is in korean so cant navigate it. [/quote]Works for me. No, I have no idea what these korean characters mean, either :slight_smile:

Next, As you said there have been bad scan issues with LG which you cant remember… I refered to thread below
http://club.myce.com/f91/lg-gh24ns-ls50-302269/

That’s not what I was thinking of.

ppl seems to be getting gud results…
With the same media and write speed? I had the impression this drive slaughtered more than one top notch MCC004.

PS: What u think of Samsung S223, a gud DL burner?
I do not want to comment these drives. We have several “Results and Discussions” threads there.

Michael


#8

Buddy, by [B]" I had the impression this drive slaughtered more than one top notch MCC004"[/B] what you mean by that.


#9

In the Results and Discussions thread about these drive, there were many really ugly scans shown for Verbatim DVD+R (MCC004). Such shouldn’t happen with good media.

Michael


#10

i just burned same content as above to a Sony Single layer DVD, here is the scan… doesnt look much good, whts ur take.

](http://img189.imageshack.us/i/lgtestghajinidvd5.png/)[/IMG]


#11

Ugly.
Do a transfer rate test (Benchmark tab in CD/DVD Speed). With both drives.

Michael


#12

There’s a reason why I got rid of my 24NS50: it CANNOT even burn MCC004 well at 16x compared to other drives on the market. LG seemed to have taken a step backwards compared with their previous 20x drives.

As for Samsung, I’d prefer the SH-S243. There were about 10 variations of the S223’s and perhaps only the “first” drive from the series, S223F, was good, the later ones seem to have dropped off in quality.


#13

Okay here are the Benchmark tests.

[B]Sony[/B]

[B]LG[/B]

And two out of three times when scanning with LG drive, i got Error (See last line)

You guys think tht i should get rid of these drive? If yes, which can be better Asus 24x or Samsung 22x (these r the only two available here)


#14

Asus 24x :slight_smile:


#15

This Sony 880A is made by whom - Liteon OR samsung ?


#16

Sry got double post…


#17

There is no 880A, perhaps you meant 880S. My guess it’s an Optiarc AD-7260S.


#18

[QUOTE=mciahel;2573798]In the dark ages, when DVD burners weren’t that bad,[/QUOTE]

So Liteon and Asus drives scratch disks (from what I read here), Nec/Optiarc drives have strange disappearing issues (not reporting in windows at all), LG drives have poor burn qualities, and I don’t know anything about the Samsung.

So is there any drive out there that is of better quality than the average bunch? Are external drives better even though they may be a lot slower at burning and reading?


#19

External drives are not better since they are the same hardware as internal drives.

Michael