I've had my Asus 1608P2S (Pioneer 110) drive for 5 months or so , it is not as good as reviews say about Benq or LiteOn drives , I only got the Asus because it was the only brand available here in Egypt -or that was what I thought- besides LG drives .
I've recently disscovered that the is also Sony 810A which is Benq 1640 oem and it can be crossflashed to Benq 1640 firmware , I decided to get it mainly for the things my Pio 110 can't do :
1-Accurate Quality Scans
2-High quality burns for MOST OF media types not just famous ones
3-Reading bad discs with excellent error correction capabilities
I also knew yesterday that LiteOn drives are rebadged for other brands like Gigabyte and Aopen , we have Gigabyte and Aopen here in Egypt , I don't know the exact models but I am trying to guess :
Aopen DUW1616L : LiteOn SHW 1635S
Aopen DUW1616L PRO : don't know what
Aopen DSW1685L : LiteOn SHM 165P6S
Gigabyte GO-W1623A-RH : LiteOn SHW 1635S
For the above three needs , which drive is best for me ?
I was gonna get the Sony 810A (Benq 1640) but decided to wait and see your opinions , I don't want to make the same mistake as with the Pio 110 .