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DVD Drive Burn Count S.M.A.R.T. data?

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#1 jackharvest


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:10 AM

We all know that SMART data is automatically collected inside modern Hard Drives. This allows us to see things like how many times it gets powered on, how many hours it's been on, how many bad sectors, etc.


Printers also come with the ability to print out the amount of times it's printed on paper. That's a nice feature when you buy a used printer, and want to know the mileage it has on it.


My question is: Do DVD Drives come with mileage counters? I mean, can I tell how many times a DVD has been burned on it? How many times it failed? Etc.  I've come upon some used DVD drives, and was hoping to figure out which ones have been used the most.



*shrug* Maybe DVD drives don't remember this kind of stuff. Just thought I'd draw upon the knowledge of others.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:32 PM

I was hoping to be able to help. Sorry to say my idea did not pan out.


Good Luck


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