[QUOTE=CDan;2057947]You didn’t exactly give the burner any challenges in terms of write quality. We would expect any burner to perform similarly on the media chosen. Why not use some more challenging media for testing as well? Ricoh 8x +RW for example, and non-Verbatim DL media.[/QUOTE]
Yea…good point…I would like a drive that can deal with so-so media. I have 2-203b’s, 2-111d’s, 1-160p6s, 1 1673 (old drive), and 1 1620. The only drive that I can get “EXCELLENT” (I am talking 98-99 % ) BURN results on the older but better media (but decent verb dvd +r media…papa 2005/2006) media is the BenQ 1620. They all burn great to excellent on ty media.
Speed is great…it you get good to excellent results…but what good is it when the results are not excellent…??
Bob…48x on cd-r? I think the 203b drives are excellent cd-r burners…but at 16x on ty media.(not faster)…again…what good is the speed if the results are not great to excellent…I would prefer quality to saving a few minutes myself??
The BenQ I managed to get a few months back has me spoiled…why can these drive manufactures not match…and even improve on an old design?? I just do not understand it.
I have pretty much made my mind up nothing but ty media for me…I see no other choice…
BTW…good review Dee