I think it’s time to update my old Lite-On 24x LTR-24102M cd writer. It writes new CD’s very, very slowly (I bought Verbatim recently and think there’s a compatibility problem with my old drive). I’ve thought about a DVD burner, but I’m mostly interested in CD r/rw media compatibility and secondarily backing up protected cd’s. Besides, a decent cd writer would be about half the price of a DVD burner that might fit my criteria.
I’d appreciate any ideas about the “best” CD-RW drive, especially since finding reviews on new cd writers is very hard. I also would appreciate any persuasive aguments for a DVD writer that might work for me!