I was wanting to buy a new drive, well I was going to go for the LG GSA-H10N but then I remembered Litescribe and it seems not just HP makes those drives anymore! I have a LG GSA-4040B already and it has been a good solid drive with <10 coasters on about 100 burns but it was due to a extra HDD confilicting with the writer on the 2nd IDE channel. Other than that there has been no coasters or problem.
So could people please suggest what they feel are the best Litescribe drives
*8x - as I normally buy these (- mainly but + recently) even though my current doesnt support that speed!
*Multiformat +/- with DL, not too bothered about DVD-RAM, never used it but all current drives I have support it
*Able to be read on a variety of PC DVD drives, (My other DVD drive is a Toshiba SD-M1612).
*Preferably also a quiet drive, I had a LiteOn DVD LTD-163D before which sounded like it was taking off, rattled the case and took a couple secs to spin up. It also screwed up just after the 1 yr warranty so I swore never to buy LiteOn again along with an Aopen CDRW I had which did the same after virtually no use!) but maybe they have gotten better since…
*Also if you could suggest the best media to go with the drive too (Litescribe/non)
BTW I have used media from TDK, Sony, Maxell, Fujifilm with success and would not consider using anything of lesser quality.