Recently I tried my hand at using MSCE to increase read speed using FW BSLB. I didn’t notice any benefit in burning discs (duh!), maybe even a slight decrease in Nero Quality Scans after the MSCE flash. I then used MSCE to change the write strategy for Taiyo Yuden 8X DVD+R T02 to T03 to see if I could either improve burn quality, increase burn speed without sacrificing quality, or both. My testing is too eatly to comment much, but so far the burn quality at 8X is same or decreased with the new strategy.
The images posted below represent the same TY 8X DVD+R disc scanned at 16X, 12X, and 8X, respectfully. All three scans resulted in BenQ recommending NOT to burn at that speed. Interesting that these T02’s were judged bad at 8X, the very speed I have been burning at with very good results from the same spindle. I then wondered if I were to turn off WOPC (everything else being set to default) in QSuite if that would make a difference. The difference was marginal and still resulted in a “bad” speed for the disc scanned at 12X (the fourth image). I choose 12X because there have been numerous posts of good quality burns of T02 media burned at 12X after changing the write strategy to T03 using MSCE.
My questions for this post are about QSuite’s QScan:
How valid is QScan?
Is it possible to change the outcome of it’s scans by manipulating other burn factors besides burn speed for a given disc such as WOPC, SolidBurn, Overspeed, Booktype.
Would MSCE have any bearing on how QScan performs if you change write strategy for that disc being scanned?