I have a Lite-On LTC-48161H CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive. I also have a BenQ 1620, but I keep the Lite-On around for audio PC rips. (It has a smaller read offset - I think that means I get a more accurate rip, but I’m not sure.)
I’ve got some ultra speed CD-RW discs. They write fine in the Lite-On, but they always have read errors when I verify the disc. The same disc in the BenQ has no problems.
Is my Lite-On drive starting to go bad? It is about four years, and has been used quite extensively. Should I give up on it? Am I right about the offset correction? (The BenQ’s correction is about +618 - so I am thinking I miss some samples when I rip an audio CD.)
Thanks for your help!