My questions are related to this topic so I though I’ll post them here. But first some background.
I have slim type drive: HL-DT-SD DVDRAM GSA-T20N (WC05) and half-size (desktop) drive: Toshiba CD/DVDW SDR5372V (TU15).
As far as I know GSA-T20N is a fairly good SL media burner (http://club.cdfreaks.com/f91/how-good-bad-lg-gsa-t20n-227890/index2.html) however no scans for DL media is present.
SDR5372V is old drive and I hadn’t found any scans for it. Also it gives me some problems during writing at x8 even with excellent quality media (Verbatim) (these write attempts aren’t finished).
Armed with this information I’m just not certain if my DVDs will last So most important question to be answered is number 1.
- Only quality media will be used (TDK (TDK003), Verbatim (MCC003)).
- There can be one drive that will be the answer for more than one question.
So here my questions:
What is the most reliable optical drive for Quality Scans (perhaps even Advanced quality scans in Nero DiscSpeed)? I want to achieve consistent results across few quality checks during the same day (who would want a drive which gives ~20 000 PIE once and then on the same media with the same test speed gives ~30 000) that will give me some statistical data on the quality of burned media. Reliability with Transfer Speed Test is also a good plus here.
What is the best optical drive for burning DVD+R SL? (best quality of burned DVD)
I assume from previous post that Optiarc 7203S is the answer for this question, however I think that other people might have different opinions here and I would like to hear them all
- What is the best optical drive for burning DVD+R DL? (best quality of burned DVD)
As in question before I can understand that Pioneer 215D is the smartest choice here. However you have also mentioned Samsung 203P or 203N, and I don’t know what you wanted to say about it.
- What is the drive with best error correction mechanism?
This drive will serve its purpose if the media is somehow damaged, either for scanning/fixing with dvdisaster of extracting audio from problematic Audio-CD. There are many reviews about this problem, and it’s just very hard to choose