I want to buy a writer and possibly a seperate reader for legal movie backups of dvds I already own, some of which are already scratched up ( I have a 2 year old boy – Monster’s Inc. is now so bad it won’t play so it may be a lost cause, but the others can be saved). I would also use the writer for some general data backup but movies are the main cause of buying.
Anyway, from a lot of reading here it appears that the best writers are often not very good rippers. I’m leaning towards getting the NEC-2500 for writing and the Lite-On 166S for reading/ripping. Will this be a good setup?
If I were going to get just one drive to do both I’m leaning towards the Pioneer 107D. How does this compare to the two drive setup?
Bestbuy now has a sale on the Lite-On 811s/851s but what I’ve read about it makes me hesitant, even if it is local, and Newegg is good and fast.
I suppose I could spring for the dual layer writers but with the cost of media and that the single layers are known quanities I’ll probably stick with single layer for now.
Any and all opinions are greatly appreciated.