after half of my discs (genuine TYG02 & SONYD21) turning up as coasters, even at low burn speeds, it’s time for the Lite-On SHOW-1633S to go.
i am looking for the best drive out currently (that i can buy with out jumping through hoops,) that meets my following requirements.
no rip lock. i want to be able to rip DVDs at a solid, preferably fast speeds with out having to hack the firmware like i did on the Lite-On i have.
rock solid reliable quality scanning (e.g. PIE/PIF). very important to me.
of course rock solid reliable burns, preferably at any speed (although i usually will burn the 16x SONYD21s at 8x anyways.)
DVD-RAM read support, and preferably write support (this is not a requirement per se, but i would like it.)