Is one better than the other for technical reasons? I have a Lite-On 851 @ 832 and a Benq 1620 Pro. I’m burning exclusively YUDEN T02 at 12x in the Benq. Through my layman’s eyes the pros and cons seem to be that the CD/DVD Speed test is slightly quicker since people in the Benq forum seem to have settled on 8x as opposed to 4x testing with the Lite-On, and CD/DVD Speed also tests jitter. OTOH, I’ve been using KProbe longer and have stuck with it for familiarity and sentimentality up till now. Error rates are predictably higher on the 8x tests with CD/DVD speed, but as long as the sampling rate stays high enough, isn’t it better to have a more difficult test?
Also, Lite-Ons are supposed to be excellent readers. Even though I haven’t heard any negatives about Benq’s reading ability, should I be testing in the poorer reader in order to make the test more difficult/robust?
All opinions are welcome.