BenQ DW1655 showing its age. Need a new DVDRW for XBOX360 burning


My DW1655 has served me well during the last years but its getting a lot of problems with the cheap 2.4x Verbatim DL media recommended for backup XBOX360 burning. I have not tested with 8x media but the 2.4x media I have (much cheaper than the 8x ones) burns fine in other burners I have tested.

I need a new burner that is proved to burn fine the 2.4x DVD+DL Verbatims. Would be nice if it is a SATA one, but can do with IDE.

It will be nice to read your recommendations.

Thanks a lot.

Optiarc AD-7200S or PIONEER DVR-112/115.

I have found this one that appears as 2nd. on the pool for best drive of 2008 in this thread:

Samsung SH-S203D

Is this one as good as your recommendations? I can not find the Pioneer anywhere here. I did find the Sony/Optiarc AD-7200S

The Optiarc suggested above usually does a better job on DL media than the Samsung drive.

Then the Optiarc one will be!
It’s a pity that the DW1655 doesn’t like DL media because until now it had been an amazing drive. Or maybe the laser got damaged.

Thanks a lot.