I'm an "oldtimer", still waisting my time on a scsi plextor CD writer. This crap used to cost me about 900$.
Nowadays i don't care about having the most hype device. I'm just interested in having the best for the less money. Time changes, no more cash to throw...
Is this industry still like it used to be? When I buyed my plextor it was one of the only burner able to overburn the standard CD. It was also able to bypass the first disk protection systems.
The real question is what's the difference between those brands (or other not in the list, I don't care):
LITEON SOHW-1633SX, DVDÂ±RW
16x(8x)/4x/16x/2.4x DVDÂ±RW/+R9 (Dual Layer) 48x/24x/48x, USB 2.0
BENQ EW162I, DVDÂ±RW (99.B5G15.0F2)
16x/4x/16x/2.4x DVDÂ±RW/DVD+R9 (Dual Layer) 40x/24x/40x CD-RW, USB 2.0
ASUS DRW-1604P-D, DVDÂ±RW, USB 2.0, FireWire
16x/4x/16x/4x DVDÂ±RW/+R9 (Dual Layer) 32x/24x/40x CD-RW
LITEON SOSW-852SX, DVDÂ±RW
8x/2x DVD+RW 4x/2x DVD-RW 2.4x DVD+R9 (Dual Layer) 24x/24x/24x CD-RW, USB 2.0, Slim
HP DVD-Writer dvd630e, DVDÂ±RW (Q6761A)
16x(8x)/4x/16x/2.4x DVDÂ±RW/+R9 (Dual Layer) 40x/24x/40x CD-RW, USB 2.0
LACIE 16x FireWire DVDÂ±RW Double Layer (300775EK)
16x/4x/12x/4x DVDÂ±RW/DVD+R9 (Dual Layer) 32x/24x/40x CD-RW, FireWire, Design by F.A. Porsche
SONY DRX-530UL, DVDÂ±RW
8x/4x/12x DVD+RW, 4x/2x/12x DVD-RW, 40x/24x/40x CD-RW, USB 2.0, FireWire
BENQ DVDGem 6024DP
S-Video/Composite AV out, USB 2.0, 6x DVD, 24x CD, portable
FREECOM FX-50 DVDÂ±RW 16x Double Layer (23735)
16x/4x/16x/4x DVDÂ±RW/DVD+R9 (Dual Layer) 48x/24x/48x CD-RW, USB 2.0, FireWire
LACIE 16x d2 DVDÂ±RW Double Layer Toast 6, FireWire for Mac (300922)
16x/4x/12x/4x DVDÂ±RW/DVD+R9 (Dual Layer) 32x/24x/40x CD-RW, FireWire
PHILIPS Jack Rabbit 4 (JR4DVDRWK)
4x/2.4x/12x DVD+RW 16x/10x/40x CD-RW, USB 2.0
PLEXTOR PX-708UF, DVDÂ±RW
8x DVD+R, 4x DVD+RW, 4x DVD-R, 2x DVD-RW, 12x DVD-ROM, 40x CD-R, 24x CD-RW, 40x CD, USB 2.0, FireWire
IOMEGA Super DVD QuikTouch Video Burner All-Format USB 2.0 (32915)
8x/4x/12x DVD+RW 4x/2x/12x DVD-RW 24x/16x/32x CD-RW, VideoCapture, USB 2.0
LACIE 8x FireWire Slim DVDÂ±RW Double Layer (300777EK)
8x/4x/8x/2.4x DVDÂ±RW/DVD+R9 (Dual Layer) 16x/10x/24x CD-RW, FireWire, Design by F.A. Porsche
PLEXTOR PX-716UF, DVDÂ±RW
Ok some are faster, some are expensiver. But do they all do the same job with today protection without any problems, or are there brands to avoid?
HP,Philips,sony used to be the deapest shit you can figure of, is it still that way?
Any comments on any brand welcome.