[QUOTE=Dee;2298374]I authored an article, way back in Sept 2006. It compared various popular scanning drives at the time.
There were many different views on the conclusion of this article. But i still stick to my original feelings about using BenQ drives for PI/PIF scanning. I wouldn’t trust a BenQ scan.
Just my opinion.
I see the conclusions drawn by that article to be a bit…off. You’re right, the sample is too small, plus, it’s widely accepted that for scanning, only a DW1620 or a DW1640 with BSLB/BEFB is going to be fully consistent. It’s not about trusting your scanner – I don’t trust any drive completely – but about knowing how your drive works and being able to compare it’s results to other drives.
The point I’m trying to make here, which has nothing to do with BenQ bashing, is simply that, unlike in most cases, where BenQ and Lite-On scans are fairly comparable, in certain instances BenQs have difficulty reading certain kinds of burned discs, and the results should not be used. We know, for example, that a BenQ can’t properly scan discs burned in an LG GSA-H10N/H11N/H12N drive. So, we don’t use it for that. Simple. No trite dismissals or broad denunciations, you just say it doesn’t work so well for that specific task, note it, and move on.