the last dvd writer i got was an lg then i found that it did not do scans, what drives scan or what do i look for to determine if they scan written disks, oh yeah i am using an IDE cable
for scanning, there are NEC Optiarcs (CD+DVD), Liteon and Samsung drives with Mediatek chipset (DVD only).
Unless you buy a used drive, I guess Liteon and Samsung are your only options with P-ATA interface. Unless you consider installing a Sata controller card (Preferred: Silicon Image 3512 or 3112 chipsets with non-RAID firmware).
thanks for the info