Apologies if this has been covered before but I can’t find an explanation/solution anywhere… I have googled and searched the forum but I just don’t seem to be able to hit on the right keywords to bring up mentions of this exact problem.
I have a Pioneer DVR-107D with the NX4ALL 1.18 firmware from rpc1.org applied. I also have an OEM model at work with stock firmware on - the problem exists on both.
I am having problems scanning discs for bad sectors after burning - I generally burn using Nero and prefer to use CD-DVD Speed to do a scandisc after a burn rather than just verifying files. I’ve always taken 100% green as being enough for me to trust the disk with anything but critical data as I generally use decent quality media. Since installing the Pioneer - to replace an NEC 2500 I just wasn’t having any luck with at all - I have had no luck with CD-DVD Speed.
If I try to scan a CDR with Scandisc, it spits out “Warning! The drive is unable to report damaged sectors”. It doesn’t do the same for DVDs. Nero InfoTool reports that the drive can scan C2 errors. The worrying part is that I think it is just failing to tell me that it will not report damaged sectors for DVD scanning then merrily giving a 100% reading… It is reporting 100% green even on dodgy Bulkpaq 2.4x media that my past 2 NEC drives wouldn’t touch with a bargepole. So, I’m either very lucky to have a smashing DVR-107 or it’s not scanning media properly with CD-DVD Speed.
Anyone using one of these drives come across this before ?
I’d be happy to use different software to scan for errors - if the drive does support this - after burning if anyone could recommend any. I’d prefer something that can actually scan for bad sectors rather than just file integrity as I burn all my archives with md5sums in each directory.
I do also have a Lite-On 48161H combo drive installed in my home machine but I was under the impression it isn’t a good idea to scan burned DVD media for errors with a DVD ROM drive.
Thanks in advance for any help…