Scratched/Low Quality Disc
In this part of the review we will check how the drive performs with low quality media and scratched discs. First up, the low quality media:
Low quality media
The bad disc is made by Digital Storage Technology It has been written in a Plextor 2410TA about one year ago and is continuously degrading. Compare the two scans:
In a LiteOn LTR-48125W:
And now in a LiteOn LTR-52246S:
You can see, there is not much difference. The Toshiba SD-M1502 does not recognise this disc (it never did, not even directly after burning). I also tried it in a Cyberdrive 058D. It recognised the disc, but that was all… reading was not possible.
For my next test I simply scratched an existing disc. Let’s see how well the LiteOn drive can read the disc:
The two LiteOn drives performed very similarly, however, the Toshiba drive shows much more unreadable sectors than the LiteOn drives.
Next up in our LiteOn LTR-52246S review, write strategy and speed…