Help me to choose the best DVD Burner for my needs (with LightScribe)

Hello all!

Im having a hard time pick a new DVD Burner.
My Optiarc AD-5170A is no longer working good. he cannot recognize some of the media and burn them.
i need a new one.

i will tell u what im doing with my burner (the most important) that way can know what burner is recommended for me:

  • a lot of audio rips (Original CDs and DVDs from 1994 till now) with EAC (Secure Mode) with Accurate Stream and C2 Error Correcting.

*Video Decrypting with DVD Decrypter/DVDFab

*Burning Data/PS2/ISO Games and APPs on DVD+R and DVD-R on various media.

*Burning Audio on CDR on various media.

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The bad thing on my burner are:

*my current burner did rip audio very well most of the time but sometimes very slow.
*the burning wasnt good (1/4 of the time the burned cds/dvds had a alot of errors that cannot be fixed.
*very very noisy.
*verfiying after burning with Nero has failed a lot of times.
*seek times are not good.
*very picky about media.

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The new drive need to have those:

*an option to change the booktype from DVD+R and DVD+R DL to DVD-ROM/RAM. (Must)

*a LightScribe option (Recommended).

*can report C2 Errors for Audio (Must).

*Fast DVD Decrypting (very Recommended).

*Deep Error Scan with Nero CD-DVD Speed and KProbe.

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tnx from advance to the freaks of CDFREAKS!

Optiarc AD-7201A (IDE) or AD7210S (Sata)

*an option to change the booktype from DVD+R and DVD+R DL to DVD-ROM/RAM. (Must)

Booktyping +R to ROM is possible with inofficial firmware (voids warranty). Booktyping to -RAM does not exist.

*a LightScribe option (Recommended).
Check.

*can report C2 Errors for Audio (Must).
Check. Very fast audio ripping with EAC in secure mode.

*Fast DVD Decrypting (very Recommended).
Decrypting is a matter of the entire system. The drive does not decrypt at all.

*Deep Error Scan with Nero CD-DVD Speed and KProbe.
Basic CD and DVD scanning with CD/DVD Speed is supported.
Kprobe works only with Liteon drives, but these cannot scan CD media. Additionally, Liteons are only mediocre CD writers.

Michael

Basic CD and DVD scanning with CD/DVD Speed is supported.
Kprobe works only with Liteon drives, but these cannot scan CD media. Additionally, Liteons are only mediocre CD writers.

Michael

Tnx.
u said that just LiTeOn can make a deep error scan but cannot scan CD media. what do u mean “CD media”? i dont understand.

u recommended those:

http://www.sony-optiarc.eu/products/dvddrivesdesktoppcs/ad7201a.html
http://www.sony-optiarc.eu/products/dvddrivesdesktoppcs/ad7201s.html
right?.

*do u have some experience with them?

*how about the ASUS DRW-20B1LT / Samsung SH-203 (b
\p) / BenQ BenQ DW1640 / DW1625.

@ energydream2007,

Perhaps it would be helpful if you reviewed the below referenced Web Pages concerning the definition of “CD Media” ->

http://www.answers.com/topic/cd-r#History

http://dictionary.bnet.com/definition/CD.html

Regards,
bjkg

[QUOTE=bjkg;2287769]@ energydream2007,

Perhaps it would be helpful if you reviewed the below referenced Web Pages concerning the definition of “CD Media” ->

http://www.answers.com/topic/cd-r#History

http://dictionary.bnet.com/definition/CD.html

Regards,
bjkg[/QUOTE]

U think i dont know what this means? hh nice.
the term cd media is confusing in this particular context because of this:

"Basic [U][B]CD[/B][/U] and DVD [U][B]scanning[/B][/U] with CD/DVD Speed is supported."
he said the drives have it (optiarc)

“but these [B][U]cannot scan[/U][/B] [U][B]CD[/B][/U] media”

u got it?

u said that just LiTeOn can make a deep error scan but cannot scan CD media. what do u mean “CD media”? i dont understand.
Liteon drives can scan DVD, they can not (reliably) scan CD.

[QUOTE=energydream2007;2287836]
the term cd media is confusing in this particular context because of this:

“Basic [U][B]CD[/B][/U] and DVD [U][B]scanning[/B][/U] with CD/DVD Speed is supported.”[/quote]This applies to the Optiarc.

"but these [B][U]cannot scan[/U][/B] [U][B]CD[/B][/U] media"
This applies to Liteon DVD writers.

*do u have some experience with them?
I own a AD-7200A (IDE, without Lightscribe).

tnx! but i cannot find this drives that u mention for sale in my area.
do u have more recommendations?

[QUOTE=energydream2007;2287983]tnx! but i cannot find this drives that u mention for sale in my area.
do u have more recommendations?[/QUOTE]

hello? someone?

Post what you could get.

[QUOTE=chef;2288481]Post what you could get.[/QUOTE]
[B]
ASUS DRW-20B1LT / Samsung SH-203 (b
\p) and allot of other drives as well.

if u can give a small list of recommended drives for me it will be good.
the 7201S and 7201A is very good for me but i cannot get them.

the brands that i dont like is LG/Pioneer.

tnx! :smiley:
[/B]

Get the Sammy 203.