Which drive for Disc Quality tests?

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#1

Hi guys, Im still new to this. I got my nec3500 three days ago and i’ve been wanting to do disc quality checks on my media (PI & PO errors), but unfortunately our drive doesnt support it. My question is, what would be a cheap drive I could buy so I can administor these tests on my media? I’ve heard of people using Liteon drives and the benq1620, but what drive would you recommend that will mainly do PI/PO tests?


#2

If you really want to spend money just to do testing, I’d take the Benq (in fact, I did) :). It is comparable to the NEC in quality (some would say better) and does all the scanning you want. The Lite-On also does scanning, but is inferior for burning. They cost about the same…
Look at the Benq forum to see how enthusiastic they are.


#3

For those who are going to scan a lot: DW1620 and SOHW-1653S.

The only BIG reason for me to get so many Lite-On DVD writers was that CDFreaks people were posting a lot of scan images from Lite-On DVD writers and K-Probe (in addition to the fact I once worked for a Lite-On distributor.) I use my DW1620 to compare scans from DW1620 posted here. I use SOHW-1613S to compare scans from 1213S/1613S/1633S/1653S/700A/710A/etc.