The best combo is a ACER1208a CD-RW, TOSHIBA DVD-CDR SM1502. I have had these two for almost two months and not one coaster, zero, nadda, zilch, nothing, I have burned everything and not one problem.
So if someone say's there is a problem with this combo then they suck and cant burn.
We were SOOOO!! trying to see if it would fail on something, that my buddy got the Charlie Pride CD that was the so called, perfect audio copyright protected CD out there, I dont think so, burned a perfect copy.
If it works, ain't broke, dont change it, this is it, the best comb out there________end of story.
O ya, this combo is really only good for burning, the ACER really does suck as a reader, and the TOSHIBA is alright as a DVD player, but would much rather have gotton a awsome PIONEER.