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Firmware dvd drive disc quality test and mdisc support

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by gamer1987, Jul 16, 2021.

  1. ddp

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    Is the version you're using a secret? Also, do you have a Nero suite and serial number? For older versions of Nero, certain options of the tools won't work without the serial number. If I remember correctly, v7 came out when it became a free tool which didn't require a serial number.
     
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    The version of DiscSpeed or Windows is irrelevant, a point I tried to make clear but apparently failed. I've used every version of DiscSpeed since 2004. That's virtually all of them except perhaps a revision here and there. I will repeat! No version of DiscSpeed will run a PIE PIF or jitter test on a drive that has locked out those options.
     

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    By the way, this is the IDE setting the OP needs to make if he intends to reflash his drive.
     

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    Here is one for the books. I spent a little time rummaging through my PC Parts archive and I came across two ASUS 24B1ST DVD drives, and it appears that they will run the PI and PO tests.

    http://www.pureoverclock.com/Review-detail/asus-drw-24b1st-dvd-drive/8/

    I find it odd that a lot of newer drives won't. So why is that? Looking back we have to remember that when DVD optical drives first hit the market they were a good $250 to $300. Now a top drive can be purchased for about $70. It makes me wonder if the newer drives are made with lesser drive motors and transports. Any benchmark test on a drive is going to push it to its limits, and a drive made with a lesser motor just might produce more errors. If I get a chance and the motivation I will install one of them and test it.
     
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    Thanks for showing your version (7). I agree that one won't be able to run these tests with all drives. In fact, I got looking at the Help file and there is a note that says it depends on the recorder. I have a RAM drive which is 13 years old and a LG blu-ray drive which is about 6 years old. Neither one will run those tests. I tried the latter with DiscSpeed 5, 6 and 7 to no avail.
     
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    As they get newer, compatible drives get fewer. I'm a poet!! :D

    I used to run test scans for PI and PO errors all the time. It was a thing back around 2004 through maybe 2010 or so. Some people still do but it's getting harder to find drives that are compatible. I still have both of my Plextor PX-712 and PX-716. Plextor made Plextools to run PI (Parity Inner) and PO (Parity Outer) tests. I also have a couple of older Liteon drives as well as ASUS, and they would all run the tests, but not a one of my newer drives will. Newer computers are now coming without optical drives and many of the new cases have no 5 1/4" slots for their installation. I think this has a lot to do with the younger generations who see cell phones as their go to PC.
     

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