I’ve been reading through this forum for the last three days, and I still can’t decide what should I choose from the following (I know some of them are old models, but the store that I’m going to buy has only the following):
Price doesn’t matter that much (but plextor is really expensive !), although lightscribe is a plus, but I don’t really need it, and I want to use the drive in an external enclosure, so I don’t care that much about read/write speed. What is really important for me, is read/write quality and compatibility. I want to be able to read scratched media, I want to write to DVDs that all other DVD readers can read, and the most important, given a good quality media I want to write at the best quality on it, also I prefer to have a drive that is able to read/write protected CDs/DVDs (to some extent).
I know that there are mixed opinions from different users, but I hope to be able to reduce my choices to two-three drives.
Thank you so much for helping a clueless buyer !