I am going to buy two IDE drives within the next couple of days.
The first one will be the Lite-On iHAP422-98.
I am at a lost as to what would be the second so as to not put all my eggs in one basket. I am building a ripping machine and the first priority is to reliably and quickly read all my kid (scratched) DVDs. The second priority is that I would like to be able to flash a firmware to remove the riplock and make it an RPC1 drive.
As far as scanning ability, hopefully the Lite-On iHAP422-98 is sufficient.
I really don't need two writers for now, so an excellent DVD-ROM would do. I have two UDMA 33 IDE channels on my motherboard and so I figured I would us it for the DVD drives since they are much slower than the hard drives and would not saturate the IDE bus.
If no suggestions, I would just get two iHAP422-98.