Need Top Quality DVD reader

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#1

I know its hard to find the best but I need a DVD drive to read DVDs I made a year ago and some Pressed DVDs from ebay.
Boy did I get burnned on ebay.

So far my best reader has been a liteonit 165, it reads 88% and fails. I just need the last 12% on the pressed DVD`s.

The DVD-R`s are Samsung guaranteed for 100 Years. they were burnned on a pioneer A05. The A05 has been able to read most but not all.

I Hope their is a better reader out their.

I have also tried liteonit 166 and 167 DVD rom`s. NEC 2510, 2500, 3500.
Benq 1620, 1640 and a plextor 708A.

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks in advance

Carthoris


#2

With so many drives you tried without success, I doubt the disc (the discs? your post is’nt quite clear) will be readable.
Now to answer your question, I think there is a strong consensus here that LiteOn drives are the best readers. Pioneer drives are not bad either.


#3

I tend to agree - LiteOn is the best reader, especially with dirty/scratched or decaying media.


#4

Sounds good but isn’t really. Anyway.

You could use tools like Nero Drivespeed and force the reader to read the source at slower speeds, that could give higher success rates…


#5

If you can find the Aopen 1648 AAP you (DVD-rom / reader not a writer) you might want to try it. I don’t know how it compared to writers at reading but previous tests by a number of sources suggest it is one of the best readers at reading scratched/damaged media. You can also try the Aopen 1648 AAP Pro but feedback on that has been a little more sketchy