Soon I’ll need a DVD drive to play the next Myst game, and I’d like to make large back-ups as well, so I figured it was time for me to buy a DVD burner. I’ve searched for hours and hours on the net, and everytime I was getting sure about which one to buy, something bad about the drive showed up. I’m looking for an internal dual format burner, and I want to be able to play SafeDisk protected games (Seems not to be a big issue anymore). I’d like it to burn discs at at least 8 speed.
What I really care about is the quality of the written discs. I was only looking at dual layer drives at first, but they seem to be too unreliable at the moment. Right now I’m thinking about the Plextor PX-712A.
If most of the single layer burners DO have good results, I’d like to be able to break copy protections as well, though this isn’t a prerequisite.
What do you think of this? Is the Plextor the best way to go for me? Are there better drives? Or should I go DL and am I underestimating burn quality?
Thanks in advance