It mentioned that C1 and C2 errors are not fully reported on CDs.
So, am I better off not using this drive for CDs?[/quote]this just means, you can’t use this drive for CD scanning (like all other drives available at the moment).
On the other hand, it is one of the better CD writers
I just got the following as back-ups for when my hallowed BenQ turns toes up:
Samsung SH-S182M/BEBN DVD+/- DL Burner ($20)
Also a very good CD writer
[QUOTE=Parato Optimal;1973089]It doesn’t have the overly large lead-in problem with DVD-R the 182 (I think) had?[/quote]Correct. This issue is not present with the 20x series.
I have SATA on my MOBO in use with HDs.
I just got a Rosewill PCI - SATA1 card from Newegg.
I don’t recall the chipset.
I’ve read that this Sammy doesn’t like some chipset on expansion cards.
Avoid VIA, Promise might work (not always).
Best choice is a card with Silicon Image chipset. Cards that come as RAID have to be “crossflashed” to non-RAID BIOS.