My LIte-on 16a7 has been burning only “test” discs lately. They have a huge number of errors. Some would call them coasters. So I bought an LG GSA H62N. It looks like a smart move.
I ran the transfer rate test (TRT) on one of my “test” discs with all my drives. The excellent LG was a bit of a surprise. The fact that my oldest Litey was the best Litey and my newest Litey was the worst was no surprise.
Drive TRT time LG H62N 4:37 (perfect graph) Litey 1693 8:05 Litey 165H6 11:48 Litey 16A7 40:25 (as bad as it gets without aborting) The Quality Scan shows the same thing, except the LG can't scan. Drive total PIF count Litey 1693 299,000 Litey 165H6 4,700,000 Litey 16A7 7,900,000
I ran the scans twice with virtually identical results. Just to be clear, I ran all these tests on the same disc.
It always seemed to me that Lite-On was going down hill. I’ve always believed my 1693 was my best drive. I hope Lite-On has broken the trend with their new 20x drives.