Aight i’ll make this short & sweet:
-gotta liteon 52246s, love it–dont have any intention of using a new dvdrw as a cd writer
-sounds like nec’s 25x0’s only weakness is dvd reading–liteon’s only ones are that its just got write quality probs with crappy media–are they realy good readers (like nec’s writing seems to be)?
-ive got no prob w/ using 3rd party firmwares–sounds like liteon’s strenghs revolve around its firmware customizability–do those features outweigh nec’s firmware unlockable things?
-ive only got one harddrive, so with the 52x cdrw i got, i have 2 more spots, so if i got a nec drive, would most people recommend getting another dvdrom? or maybe i’ll replace the 52246s with a SOHC-5232K combo drive–40 bucks or so wouldnt bother me if the nec drives are revered more (iif 4 drives–in the case of a nec, dvdrom, 52x cdrw, & hdd–i’d put the dvdrom on th slave for the hdd, and dvdrw as master n the other? if 3 drives–liteon dvdrw, 52cdrw, and hdd–i’d put the 52ccdrw as slave for the harddrive?)
-im not gonna use the dvd writer TOO often…just when the capacity for data requires more than just a few cd-rs—tho i might backup my ps2 collection too–that about describes my intended usage–maybe a few movies or stuff i’ve captured on my pc
-any reason to look at pioneer or even plextor—their prices, esp. plextor’s, deter me–tho before it came out, i was set on grabbing an a07–i keep switching between waiting for a 12x or 16x writer, but at $70-100 bucks for a liteon/nec…its not that big a deal i guess
anyone wanna lend some help? any comments/recommendations would be nice. forgive me if i don’t reply too often as im going to china and might not have great internet access
thanks a bundle for reading!