I, like many others, have fallen in love with my IDE drives but my new motherboard won’t allow me to keep them all. I need to buy a new SATA drive where my only concern is how fast it reads and that it supports a broad range of media. Is there any kind of consensus of which current drives (Not brands) are the best at reading (Pressed DVD’s, DVD+R’s, CDR’s)?
Again my criteria:
- SATA Drive
- Generally considered a great reader.
- No riplock (read: hacked firmware supported)
- Ability to burn not a factor. Can be DVD-ROM drives, Combo’s, DVD Burners etc.
I’d appreciate any suggestions. Linking to any recent reviews would also be welcome. Thanks in advance.