Burning the PlexDisc DVD+R Disc on the Optiarc AD-7740H

Burning the PlexDisc DVD+R Disc on the Optiarc AD-7740H

Hi everyone,

Today, we’ll see how well the PlexDisc DVD+R discs that I showed you yesterday burns in the Optiarc AD-7740H.

This is a drive I took out from a Lenovo laptop that’s now part of my optical drive collection.

Optiarc AD-7740H 4

I already have an Optiarc AD-7561A from a very old HP laptop, so this is actually my 2nd Optiarc drive.

Optiarc AD-7740H 5
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We will be using ImgBurn to perform the writing and verification. It reports the media code to be OPTODISC-R16-00 and supports writing at up to 8x here.

PlexDisc OPTODISC-R16-00 Optiarc AD-7740H 1

The drive burned the disc using a CAV strategy, starting at about 3.3x and gradually going up until reaching 8x:

The disc was burned and verified successfully:

The disc surface looks very smooth, wit no “donut rings”:

PlexDisc DVD+R 100pk 10

Quality Scans

We’ll now see how well the disc burned in this drive by doing a surface quality scan on several drives.

LG WH16NS58

The disc was scanned at 4x:

PlexDisc OPTODISC-R16-00 Optiarc AD-7740H Quality Scan LG WH16NS58

LiteOn iHAS524

The disc was scanned at 4x:

PlexDisc OPTODISC-R16-00 Optiarc AD-7740H Quality Scan LiteOn iHAS524 A 4x

LiteOn iHBS112

The disc was scanned at 4x:

PlexDisc OPTODISC-R16-00 Optiarc AD-7740H Quality Scan LiteOn iHBS112 2 4x

Optiarc AD-7561A

Optiarc AD-7740H

The drive seem to only allow scans at 6x and 8x. Here’s the 6x scan:

PlexDisc OPTODISC-R16-00 Optiarc AD-7740H Quality Scan Optiarc AD-7740H 6x

And here’s the 8x scan:

PlexDisc OPTODISC-R16-00 Optiarc AD-7740H Quality Scan Optiarc AD-7740H 8x

Samsung SN-208AB

The disc was scanned at 4x:

PlexDisc OPTODISC-R16-00 Optiarc AD-7740H Quality Scan Samsung SN-208AB 4x

From all of the tests ago, we get the lowest PIE on the Samsung drive. The PIF were almost equal on all of the drives.

Conclusion

These discs seem to be reliable. The Optiarc drive managed to burn and verify it without any issues and the scans were really good on all drives. I’ll continue testing these discs on my other drives to see how well they burn.

You can purchase these discs on Amazon at the following link: