Hi, I've had a LiteOn 1693S for two years I believe. It is a decent writer but only with really good media.
My problem is that where I live, it is impossible to find great media made by Yuden or Mitsubishi. In fact, I checked my burnt disks and allmost all of them correspond to so so MIDS. To put things in perspective, here Verbatims aren't MCC or Yuden disks, but RITEKF1 or R05. The only Yudens you'll find here in Chile are fakes, but no one seems to care.
Most of the scans I do with my Lity give me mediocre PIE graphs, always higher than 20(~18 to 30s in the best exceptional cases). Expect one time I bought a batch of Imation branded SONY16D1 disks with gave me less than 10 in the PIE graph. Unfortunately, I cannot seem to find Imation branded Sonys anymore, only MBI ones that give me coasters.
I'm looking for a writer that gives great results (<10 PIE graphs) with MIDs such as SONYD21 +R, RITEKF1 -R, RITEK R05 +R and GSC003 if possible.
I've checked out some recorders:
The problem is that here I haven't seen great scans with regular media (it seems to be as bad as my burner). This model is a PATA version of SH-203, but its firmware version is lagging (SB02 versus 203's SB04).
I believe that is an Optiarc burner, I've read great things about it but unfortunately the scan and results thread here doesn't show any scan at all (only empty embedded image boxes).
Sony AD-7190 and DRU-190A (i believe they're the same)
I've haven't really checked this model out.
Looking at the scans here it seems to be a really good burner, but people here still seem to love more the AD-720x than this and I want to know why damnit! :bigsmile:
Also I don't know if this model supports bitsetting...
Asus something something 2014
I know nothing about this except it supports Lightscribe (yay).
Thanks so much for reading this and keep burning!