I’m curious as to the results of quality scanning from an Optiarc 7240 vs. that of a BenQ DW1620 (B7W9).
I have a DVD that I burned, that I scanned with both drives.
While the general look is about the same for the PIF chart, (including average and total PIF are about the same), the PIE is about 2-4times more when scanning with the BenQ drive.
The average PIE when scanned with the Optiarc will be around 10, where the BENQ may show around 50-60.
I’m scanning at 5x with the Optiarc and at 8X with the BenQ.
Having done a little research, I’ve seen that the BenQ drives are excellent scanners (such as the 1640), but haven’t seen much about the 1620.
I’ve also read that the Optiarc is a decent scanner at 5x. Now I know the Lite-Ons are the best, but I don’t have one.
Which of these drives should I be trusting? My newer, and shinier Optiarc, or my older 1620?