1) Not able to read at highspeed with clean media with latest normal firmware, speed drops during read a lot etc
A) Never has been a problem for me.
2) Quality scans with high quality media are consistently poor
A) The DW1640 is one of the best DVD quality testers on the market. Possibly *the* best. It has it's faults, but I'd say 95% of the time the results are very consistant with the performance of the media tested.
3) Not able to read at maximum speed with riplock free firmware (MCSE) with clean media
A) It doesn't HAVE a riplock. 16x read speed on DVDR, DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, and 12x on DVD9 or DVDRDL.
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R
The Progression of Computer Media