KProbe

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#1

Hi!

I want to ensure that my burned DVD media have a good quality as they contain sensible data. Of course I do a comparison after writing the DVD. But as my writer was getting worse day by day (and has now returned to the dealer ;)) I’m not sure if there are any media which will soon not be readable anymore (due to scratches or just some degeneration).

Thus I’m looking for a way to measure the burn quality. I’ve heard that LiteOn Drives can read out some information about that with KProbe. I have a LiteOn CD Writer, so I tried KProbe with CDs. Did not look too bad :wink: But of course it cannot mount DVDs.

Now my questions: Does it make sense to measure the quality with KProbe? Does it make sense to but a LiteOn DVD-ROM to measure the quality? Or would I have to buy a LiteOn DVD Writer in order to do that accurately? Do you have any recommendations for a good drive?

Thanks,
CyberDevil


#2

Kprobe is a great way to measure the quality of written discs. Although liteon dvd-rom drives will work with kprobe, they’re are known not to be as accurate as a dvd-writer. Check out this thread for usage instructions and an explanation of features and how to interpret the results.

You can now also us cd/dvd speed with a number of other dvd writers, not just liteons, to do the same thing. Check here


#3

Hmm… as my money is somewhat limited I’d like to know how much ROM and Writer accuracy differ :wink: My BenQ DW800A unfortunately does not support reading out that information… is this just a firmware thing? Could BenQ implement this into a future firmware for the DW800A?

Btw… why aren’t ROMs not as accurate as Writers? Must have some reason!? hehe…


#4

CyberDevil
Consider CDSpeed 3 (check out sticky thread in the Media forum)


#5

Ok, I will give it a try, thx :slight_smile: