[QUOTE=Ibex;2784856]Doh! Not sure why I typed Lite-On, I distinctly remember double checking and confirming it was a Samsung.
Why not? If a drive is a good writer then there’s no reason not to use it.
One reason Lite-Ons (& Mediatek drives in general) are preferred for scanning is because they were found to be the least affected by which drive wrote the disc.
([B]Dee[/B] researched the matter in detail and produced an excellent article for this site back in 2005.)
If one wishes to be cautious, then there are certainly benefits to scanning, verifying and transfer rate testing discs with multiple drives. There are very good reasons for performing the read back tests (verify & TRT) in drive(s) other then the one which wrote the disc. But even then there is no general reason not the include the writing drive as one of them.[/QUOTE]
I did some tests and I though Lite-On drives were not the best writers (or at least others produced better results). And Samsung drives have also been using Mediatek chipsets for some time now. I currently have only two drives in my system which I use one for burning and one for scanning. My experience has shown that if media is of good quality then generally the results would be about the same regardless the drive.
[QUOTE=rainydiary;2784862]Now only 2 DVD Writer manufacturers still exist they are Lite On and LG.
Between the 2 I would choose Lite On because current LG drive minimal low burn speed is 8x and Lite On is 6x.
I remember some said burning using LG drive caused colorful circle ring on the disc.[/QUOTE]
What about Samsung? I have an older external LG drive but I have never noticed such a circle.