I was reading OC-Freak’s detailed analysis of the quality scans of these two drives, because these are the two I am considering to replace my nec3500 that stopped reading 1/2 of the discs it burnt. Anyways, I read the faq on the burn quality tests, but I was still wondering what the ramifications of a bad burn are? Does the drive just have to slow down during reading? Are some bits not readable or incorrectly burned? My biggest concern would be if the data on the disc is bit-for-bit different than the original set of .vob files? If you could rip the burnt disc and do a diff would the files be identical?
my only priorities for this drive is
- DVD Burn quality on good media at rated speeds (right now i use taiyo yuden dvd-r 8x)
- Overall dvd ripping capability, not just speed but being able to read as much as possible, good error correction.
I plan to do NO cd burning/ripping.
THis site kicks ass, thanks for the help.