Advice: Samsung S233L or Plextor PX-890SA?

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#1

Hi,

This is my 1st post on this site. I’m about to get a DVD Writer for the first time, and thought what better place to start, for “hands-on” User advice.

I’ll be using the DVD writer primarily for its DVD functions, as I already have a CD burner. In addition, having the Lightscribe functionality is a good option. Now, to cut to the chase…

A merchant no longer has the preferred Samsung S243N retail box available, and offered me the Samsung S233L or the Plextor PX-890SA. So far, I haven’t found anyone who has used these machines.

Of concern, is of the “re-branding” that I’ve read of the Plextors, and of the PX-890SA having a 1.5MB buffer memory.

My usage will be in the light-to-moderate range. Foremost, I don’t want a machine that sounds like a turbo engine, and would like for it to have decent life-span.

What do you think? Pros? Cons?

Any advice and/or opinions would be welcome, and thanks in advance.


#2

Hi and Welcome!

I guess, you are talking about the SH-S223L. Not really a drive; I’d spend money for. If this drive is the only offer (apart from the Plextor) this vendor has, then check other vendors. Online shops often have more options.

Michael


#3

Michael,

Thanks, for your reply. And, you’re correct… it is the S223L. :rolleyes:

This is an online merchant, and I’ve looked at Lite-Ons, Optiarcs, and other Plextor’s. But it’s quite confusing though.

User recommendations, are also welcomed.


#5

I’d then go for an Optiarc (in case CD application matters) or a Liteon. Plextors are Liteon drives with custom firmware.

Michael