I’m new here, so thanks in advance for your help.
Here’s the scoop. I can’t decide. I do think I’ve decided on LiteOn over Plextor or NEC however. I have a Sony U18A, but I want something officially supported, and not something I have to hack to upgrade. So back it goes to the store (I didn’t realize it was a rebadged 812S till after I bought it).
I’ve read tons of threads on this site, and many others, and they have all helped me to get to where I am. One thing I’ve learned, is that this is still an imperfect consumer electronics product. Anyway, on to the question…
I just can’t decide between the 12x 1213S and the 8x, but DL capable, 832S. Do I really want DL? Will I use it if I’m not backing up movies? Should I get it cause it’s the next great thing? I found the drive for $82 (832S) with free shipping, and the 1213S for $79.99. So they are basically the same price, but
I’m driving myself crazy, and am thinking I should buy nothing now and just wait.
Lastly, the only real downside I see some people say about LiteOn drives is that they are finnicky with media. Is that your experience?