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How can I recover data from disks with CRC errors?

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by seleneV, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. seleneV

    seleneV Member

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    I archived hundreds of DVD's a year or two ago. I used various brands of DVD-R's, but it turns out that every Ritek 8X I burned now has CRC errors when I try to read it on my NEC ND-3520AW. I originally burned the discs using this drive.

    When I try to read the discs using my Samsung TS-H352A (a DVD-ROM drive), it can read about 90% of the Ritek's without a problem.

    How can I recover the remaining discs? Is there a drive with more powerful or accurate lasers?
     
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    You can try CD Roller or ISO Buster, but they aren't free.

    Have you tried copying them to your hard drive with the NEC?
     
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    I was copying a bunch of archival DVD's to my hard drives when I discovered all the Ritek's were having major problems.

    I did try using software before a long time ago, but it never worked well. Once a drive reads a CRC error, it seemed to get stuck on it.

    I was wondering if there is a drive that is well known for being able to read anything. The Samsung seemed a lot better than the NEC, so I was thinking perhaps there might be an even better choice. I'd rather buy a new drive, instead of losing all that data.
     
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    I don't know if any drive will read them. It may be possible, though.
     

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