I need a new CD-RW drive and I have a few questions:
1.) Does 8MB buffer make a big difference in performance and buffer underrun protection compared to 2MB? The cheapest 8MB drive costs 15$ more than the cheapest 2MB drives, and only supports 24x on CD-RWs, but one of the cheap 2MB drives supports 32x? Is it worth the 15$ more?
The cheapest 8MB drive (52x), I have seen:
Samsung SW-252B Retail
2.) If I buy a 2MB drive: I have found 3 52x burners, that cost all the same where I live (about 44$). Which do you think, is the best? Dont post anything about newegg, because I dont want to buy online. I could also get slower burners, but this doesnt make a sense, because they also cost the same. The burners:
LiteOn LTR-52327S Bulk, available as retail for about $1.50 more
AOpen CRW5224 Retail (91.3ED37.011/055)
BenQ CRW-5224P Bulk (99.B0512.0F1)
The LiteOn is the only one, which burns CD-RWs at 32x (all others use 24x).
3.) I never have seen any CD-RWs, that support more than 12x. Have you seen CD-RWs, that support more than 24x?