Okay, here's the furthest I got with Artec.
Apparently they have submitted their latest drives to CloneCD for testing, but CloneCD haven't put the results up yet, nor will they tell me via email - so no help at all then!
Also, I pointed the support staff representative (actually a really helpful one - very keen) to the sheep score tester in "Test your writers sheep score" forum thread. After a few weeks of me trying to help them understand how to run the tests, they decided that they didn't really have the time at the moment to do the tests, bgut if they had a chance ion the future they would let me know the results.
Basically, I didn't get any info, not for want of trying!
So, I've still got to decide what drives to get - I need a reader and a writer. The writer is basically going to be either a Lite-On, LG, Asus, or (possibly) a Plextor. Which do you lot think is the best and why? Bearing in mind that sheepness is a BIG factor in my decision, as is cost, so that may rule out a Plextor all together.
Which is the best DVD-ROM drive to get? Are Toshiba the best? What about Pioneer slot models? How about the Lite-On ones? Does it make a difference when backing up SD2.xxx CDs what the reader drive is?
Your views and opinions are definitely appreciated :o)