I want to get a new SATA DVD burner, preferably with a silver bezel to match my Lian-Li case. The only three I can find in stock at reputable e-tailers with a silver bezel are an ASUS DRW-1814BLT-SL, the Pioneer DVR-212D, and the Pioneer DVR-215D. From the reviews I’ve seen, I take it that either of the Pioneers is going to be superior to the ASUS, correct? With that out of the way, which of the DVR-212D and the DVR-215D are better? How are they different? Or is the much-favored Samsung SH-S203B that much better than both that it would be worth it to get it even without a silver bezel? Thanks.
If it helps, I’ll mostly use it for ripping CDs, watching DVD movies, and burning Linux ISO’s and backups. I use mostly Sony, TDK, and Imation-branded made-in-India-or-Taiwan CDs and DVDs, which I assume are low-quality, except for occasional backups to Verbatims.