Which drive for Verbies?

vbimport

#1

Hi,

I have some

[ul]
[li]MCC 03RG20 (old stock)
[/li][li]MCC004 (new variant)
[/li][li]MCC004 (old stock)
[/li][/ul]all MiT

and I have a bunch of writers:
External (USB)[ul]
[li]Optiarc AD 7200A
[/li][li]Pioneer DVR-112L
[/li][li]Liteon SHM-165P6S
[/li][li]LG GE20NU (USB)
[/li][/ul]Internal

[ul][li]LG GSA-4163B
[/li][li]TSSTcorp SH-S203B
[/li][li]Benq DW-1650
[/li][li]LG GH22LP20
[/li][/ul]
What’s your favourite drive for the media mentioned above? I intend to burn the discs at 8x or 12x.

Michael


#2

I’d go with the 112L for both types, and the DW1650 for the +R.


#3

Pioneer DVR-112L (8x) or Optiarc AD-7200A (8x) for the MCC004 are hard to beat.

Pioneer DVR-112L (6x) or Liteon SHM-165P6S (8x) for the MCC03RG20 are hard to beat.

I haven’t tested MCC03RG20 with all my drive, however, so some other burners might do just as well.


#4

The only one of those drives I have direct experience with is the SH-S203B and it is very good with MCC004 at 8x.

Serious question. Are there any modern drives that aren’t at least good with MCC004 at 8x?


#5

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2467673]Serious question. Are there any modern drives that aren’t at least good with MCC004 at 8x?[/QUOTE] What do you consider “modern” ?

My Optiarc AD-5170A/7170A/7173A were fairly mediocre, mostly because of bad relinking at 8x with MCC004 and some other media.

My Matshita UJ-840S laptop drive is terrible with most media including MCC004, producing burns that are no fully readable in all my drives.

Well… you asked!


#6

Didn’t know about the Optiarcs…I didn’t pay much attention to them prior to the 72xx series. The Matshita, well that’s no surprise. :slight_smile: Thanks Drage.

Now back to the regularly scheduled poll/answers for mciahel before he annihilates me for hijacking his thread.


#7

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2467678]…didn’t pay much attention to them prior to the 72xx series…[/QUOTE]

:iagree:

Except for the AD-719x series, which were rebadged Lite-On DH-20A3x drives, I didn’t pay much attention to Optiarc prior to the AD-720x series either.

But anyway, the AD-7200A would be my choice.


#8

Obviously my choices for the MCC004 would include the lovely 4163B :D.

I’ve also had good results with the MCC004s at 8x-12x with:

Sammy 203N (your drive + LS as you know)
BenQ 1650

I also loved my Pio 115D for 8x MCC004 burns, but sadly I no longer have it and it’s not available now :sad:…hopefully your 112L is just as good though, as people have suggested. :slight_smile:

Can’t speak for MCC 03RG20 as I hardly ever use it. :slight_smile:


#9

Thanks at all :slight_smile:

Seesm as if I could use all my drives, perhaps except the new LGs from the list since nobody mentioned them :wink:

Now creating some content to fill the discs with…

Michael


#10

QUOTE=DrageMester;2467661 Liteon SHM-165P6S (8x) for the MCC03RG20 are hard to beat.
[/QUOTE]Never expected that, but you were right: http://club.myce.com/f44/liteon-shm-165p6s-ms0r-scans-discussion-thread-202839/index3.html#post2467913 :bow:

Michael


#11

[QUOTE=mciahel;2467880]Thanks at all :slight_smile:

Seesm as if I could use all my drives, perhaps except the new LGs from the list since nobody mentioned them ;)[/QUOTE]

Hehe, I didn’t vote for them since I’m not lucky enough to own one :D…I forgot to vote for the 4163B, though! :doh:


#12

[QUOTE=mciahel;2467921]Never expected that, but you were right: http://club.myce.com/f44/liteon-shm-165p6s-ms0r-scans-discussion-thread-202839/index3.html#post2467913 :bow:[/QUOTE] You [I]should[/I] expect me to be right! :bigsmile:


#13

[QUOTE=DrageMester;2468894]You [I]should[/I] expect me to be right! :bigsmile:[/QUOTE]

LOL! There’s modesty for you. :bigsmile: