I also have this useless drive updated with the latest firmware doesn’t like writing to verbatim dvds and when i does write the qualitly score are awfull i knnow the discs are fine as i’v used the in my optiarc 5170a im using clone dvd this drive is truley garbage [/QUOTE]
I think you are overreacting rather badly here! You are reading way too much into your scan results. Spikes aside, the total PIF results are comparable to your NEC, and the total PIE results for your LG drive are 3 times lower than those of the NEC! There’s room for improvement in the writing strategies but your LG is far from being useless or garbage! Those spikes might actually not even exist … if you scan the disc at a different speed on the same drive or if you scan it with a different drive you might get quite different results and no spikes at all. PIPO scanning is far from being an exact science, and some drives simply don’t like so much some MIDs while liking others … or do not like discs written by a particular drive while having no problem with discs written by other drives … it could depend on media/drive combinations … there could be a number of reasons for these spikes.
The important thing though is that they are isolated spikes not clustered together and that their overall contribution to the total PIF numbers is negligible. If you do a TRT scan you’ll most likely find that the discs will give a nice and smooth reading curve without any slowdowns at the positions where the spikes are, indicating that they are not really a problem. Do you have any problem in playing those discs back on a standalone DVD player?
Looking only at the maximum values for the PIF/PIE or at the final quality score gives a very distorted view of the reality. If instead you look at the average values, the total numbers for PIF/PIE errors and at how the errors are distributed through the disc and the lack of clustering you suddenly see quite a different picture emerging …
Just to make sure … the latest firmware is v1.03 which came out about a week ago or so…
[QUOTE=mark_244;2239931]i tried a pioneer 215 but had to send back because i couldnt burn any dvds on xp can anyone suggest a good drive other than a pioneer lg or optiarc that works with sata and with xp service pack 3
If you have a look in the Pioneer forum you’ll see that Pioneer 215 is a very well regarded drive and it can certainly write DVD’s very well. The fact that you could not write any DVD’s at all in XP points in 99% cases to to a system issue which could be either software or hardware related depending on your system configuration and software installed. Maybe if you tell us a bit about your HW/SW configuration we can spot some possible culprits.
[QUOTE=mark_244;2239931]the verbatim mcc wont even burn now they fail everytime this drive is truley awful i burnt it with clone dvd at 12 speed[/QUOTE]
Again that sounds more like a potential system problem to me … how exactly do they fail?
I’ve got one of these drives and although I haven’t extensively tested it yet in terms of different MIDs, I find it to be quite a decent drive so far, especially for a fairly new drive. Most discs I wrote so far with it were Maxell branded genuine TY DVD+R’s and with these discs I find the drive to be almost as good as my Pioneer 112L which is far more mature in terms of firmware revisions. PIE/PIF results are quite similar with my Pioneer burns but the jitter is a bit higher on the LG (the maximum is typically under 9.0 on the Pioneer). I’ve attached a typical example written at 12x …