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Are there any GOOD drives?

Postby Henri Tapani Heinonen on Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:52 pm

Are there any GOOD drives on the market these days?

A GOOD drive has, at least, the following features: http://www.plextor.be/products/px-755uf.asp?choice=PX-755UF.
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Postby Scour on Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:51 pm

What´s for u a good drive?
Every drive have strong and weak points
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Postby Henri Tapani Heinonen on Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:33 am

Scour wrote:What´s for u a good drive?
Every drive have strong and weak points


I need all these:
- PIE/PIF/Jitter/Beta test capability.
- GigaRec support.
- AUTOSTRATEGY (or something similar).
- HDBURN support.
- DVD-RW DL and DVD+RW DL.

Plextor, why did you stop manufacturing DVD drives? [-X

Are there PIE/PIF/Jitter/Beta test capability in Blu-ray or HD-DVD drives? [-o<
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Postby Scour on Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:44 am

This writer doesn´t exist

Plextor stopped manufacture drives, all newer Plextor are rebadged drive from Optiarc and Pioneer

And Plextor don´t support HDBurn, only Sanyo did it

Beta could imho not tested by any other drives than Plextor

Liteon have a similar thing like AS, i Guess it called OHT or something

BTW, where can u buy DL-RWs?
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Postby Henri Tapani Heinonen on Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:02 am

Scour wrote:This writer doesn´t exist


True, but I could buy many different drives to get all those things. 8)

Scour wrote:And Plextor don´t support HDBurn, only Sanyo did it


Yep.

Scour wrote:Beta could imho not tested by any other drives than Plextor


Oh, I see. #-o

Scour wrote:Liteon have a similar thing like AS, i Guess it called OHT or something


Ok. Thanks for the info.

Scour wrote:BTW, where can u buy DL-RWs?


I do not know exactly. Someone has told they already exists, but I have not seen a single review of DVD-RW DL or DVD+RW DL anywhere. If they do not come to market this year, they probably never will, because writable HD-DVDs and Blu-rays are becoming too cheap.
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Postby DrageMester on Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:23 am

No drive contains all those features.

LiteOn 20A1 series drives can perform PIE/PIF/Jitter/TA-Jitter tests using Nero CD-DVD Speed, and they can perform PIE/PIF/Jitter/Beta tests using the unofficial DVDScan tool which is only an alpha/beta release. I would use CDSpeed for everything it can test and DVDScan for testing Beta.

There are significant differences in Beta values reported by LiteOn drives with DVDScan and Plextor drives with PlexTools/PxScan, and personally I trust the Plextor scans more.

LiteOn 20A4 series might be able to perform the same tests with a future version of Nero CD-DVD Speed (currently TA-Jitter testing is not supported). DVDScan may or may not work with this series - I'm not sure.
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Postby Ian on Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:51 am

The 20A3 series can also do PIE/PIF/Jitter/TA-Jitter testing with the latest version of CD Speed.
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Postby Scour on Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:23 pm

Henri Tapani Heinonen wrote:
I do not know exactly. Someone has told they already exists, but I have not seen a single review of DVD-RW DL or DVD+RW DL anywhere. If they do not come to market this year, they probably never will, because writable HD-DVDs and Blu-rays are becoming too cheap.


Yes, I know on CeBit some manufacturers show DL RW, but it´s still nowhere to buy

And now it looks like the war between HD-DVD and BD is over, this could mean that more manufacturers will switch to BD than make a mass production of DVD DL RW
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Postby sigmax on Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:13 pm

Pioneer still manufactures many good drives

Oh The best one was TDK CDRW ,It was the best one I ever had
Very fast , Very reliable , really solid. I still have it, and its still in the good shape I don't see any good drive like this one in these day.
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Postby Scour on Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:29 pm

Which TDK? I rememerb tah TDK rebadged some Plextor-drives, like the 1210A
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