I am looking to buy a new DVD burner mainly for making Xbox 360 backups (legal ones that I own the originals).
I currently use the latest Macbook Pro (bought in Jan '09) and had used the burner and Verbatims with 100% success. I then got my hands on Memorex DL discs and literally had a 0% success rate, so I borrowed a friends Samsung SE-S184 external dvd writer. That bumped up my success rate to about 50/60%.
I am looking to buy a really good internal DVD writer and have been doing some research. I hear Pioneer and Plextor have the best drives for burning Xbox 360 backups on Memorex discs. I want to use Memorex discs rather than Verbatim just because they are so much cheaper (Memorex 50 pk for $30 compared to Verbatim 50 pk for $100).
Any suggestions on which drive to get and also which enclosure would work well with my Macbook Pro? Thanks in advance! Also, would it be possible to remove the casing of the Samsung external I have and put it on the new drive I buy?