I posted on the general forum, nobody replies, so try my luck here:
I bought two of them, trying to test out. After several tries I couldn't decide which one to keep.
The NEC 2500a is supposed to be better, with 8x on both + and -, but the read of DVD-Video is locked. Ripping is slow. Even with the firmware unlocked.
The nec 2500a write TDK 4X DVD+R (Ricon disk) at 6x, the LiteOn write at 8x. They both write memorex DVD-R at 4x(CMG).
One day, my PC, DELL 4600 suddenly lost NEC drive, it was on, and the drive (e:) disappeared, and I have to restart the PC.
The NEC reading has much more problems than LiteOn, I am using DVD Shrink 3.1, the NEC can't finish reading 3 of the DVDs, with LiteOn, no problem.
How to compare the write quality? The review on the net says NEC 2500a has bettern DVD write quality, how?
I want to keep the LiteOn, however, my settop dvd player can't read DVD+R, with the 8x DVD-R, the NEC 2500a is supposed better. which one? any help?