My LiteOn 812S is dying and I need a replacement. I'm trying to decide between the BenQ DW1640 or NEC ND-3540A although I'll take other suggestions.
I currently have a number of FUJI (TY) CD's and Maxell -R DVD's that I'll be using initially. The FUJI's will be mostly used for data and the Maxell's will be used for playback in a standalone DVD player, (may switch to +R when the Maxell's are gone).
I'll also be ripping DVD video from -RW's (Ritek) that will come from a standalone DVD recorder and burning some +RW Riteks for computer data and digital camera backups.
Are both of these fairly quiet during read and write operation? What warranty will I have for each in the USA?
I'm more interested in burn quality than speed. Both are about the same price at NewEgg. The NEC has tons of NE reviews but the BenQ only has a couple. So which one should I buy?