Best dvd burner on newegg?

whats the best dvd burner on newegg?

im looking for 1 around 20$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118012
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118011

or if you like lite-on
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106226

I agree with the Optiarc options. Sweet drive.

should i ignore the rating on the first one?

im thinking of getting the first one

what media do you use? search here and see burn results.
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f86/optiarc-ad-7200a-s-ad-7201a-s-results-discussion-233536/

by-the-way the thread is for both the ide and sata versions

I’ve been a Pioneer only guy. Just had a 6 month old barely used Pioneer 112 die, so trying one of the Optiarc based on your recommendations. $22.99 with free shipping at the moment.

[QUOTE=MooMooMooMoo;2155608]… Just had a 6 month old barely used Pioneer 112 die…[/QUOTE]

Big surprise. One of the worst pieces of unreliable crap ever produced.

[QUOTE=negritude;2156157]Big surprise. One of the worst pieces of unreliable crap ever produced.[/QUOTE]

I’ve been really pleased with the 108, 109 & 111. What’s the story on the 112?

[QUOTE=MooMooMooMoo;2156490]I’ve been really pleased with the 108, 109 & 111.[/QUOTE]

Ill second that!! Great drives. :clap:


[QUOTE=MooMooMooMoo;2156490]I’ve been really pleased with the 108, 109 & 111. What’s the story on the 112?[/QUOTE]

bad batch between Dec06 and Feb07 which had CD mechanism failures

[QUOTE=troy512;2161582]bad batch between Dec06 and Feb07 which had CD mechanism failures[/QUOTE]

Yeah, and the bad batches extended through June 2007, and beyond…

[QUOTE=troy512;2161582]bad batch between Dec06 and Feb07 which had CD mechanism failures[/QUOTE]

Is Pioneer giving refunds or replacements? I have 2 of them. 1 is dead, & the other seems to be slowly dying/