Hi. I would probably leave them both, esp. 1633 - for scanning purposes. I also have a cdrw which i use to read and write CDs. It is fast, HQ, and recognition time is very low.
I’d say get Pioneer 111 or Benq 1650(55) depending on the goodies u need.
Thanks to the info I have obtained from this forum, I have only been using the Memorex for secondary backups.
I will take the recommendations above for buying a new burner.
So it sounds like your are suggesting I keep my 2 existing drives and add a 3rd new one - using my existinf Lite-On 1633S for a scanner.
I do have a question - As far a “scanner”, how do you use it? After each burn to see the quality of the burn? If yes, does that mean you complete your burn, then transfer the disc to the “scanner” unit to perform the quality checks?
I know - these are newbie type questions - please bear with me.
OK, how to scan…download CD-DVD Speed (or find it in the Nero Toolkit), pop a disc in that you already burned (it won’t work on a blank), go to the “Disc Quality” tab, set your speed to 4x (since your drive is a 3S model), then click Start…and just relax til the scan is over!
Edit: and make sure your scanning drive is selected in the drop-down box at the top!
For help deciphering scans, what the results mean etc, post your scan in the Blank Media Forum, and folk will be glad to help out.
And yep, after you complete your burn, just transfer it to the “scanning” drive, and follow the steps above (hope they’re not too confusing!).
I have been attempting to install CD-DVD Speed since yesterday, without success
Just tried again now - new version just posted (4.60) - still get the same error:
“unable to initialize WNASPI32.DLL”
Since my 1st attempt yesterday, I have also experienced some lockups, something that this computer has never experienced. (ex- could NOT clear the error message without doing so from the task manager. Also machine locked up during the shutdown process - would not shutdown normally).
There is a way to install CD-DVD Speed (it is indeed something to do with the wnaspi32.dll file), but I can’t remember how it’s done, since I never get problems.
Tell you what, try this: create a folder (call it CD Speed) on your Desktop, put the cdspeed.exe file into it and copy (not move) the wnaspi32.dll file from the Nero folder into it, then try running it again.
This is just off the top of my head, so I’m not sure it’ll work… Can’t do any harm though.
This computer does NOT have the wnaspi32.dll file anywhere. I do not have Nero, I use Roxio…
I do have the file (wnapsi32.dll) in another computer (this computer doe NOT have Nero either). I guess it will not hurt if I copy the file from that computer into the “new” folder on the other machine.