I think it may be about time to change my dvd-rom drive as i have had it since around 98 i think,maybe 99, its not that fast at reading and i think its starting to give up as for a while now every so often i will put a dvd in the drive be it original or a dvd-r and it will just sit there with the light in constant, i will then have to eject and close to get it to read, sometimes more than once and every so often i will have to wait and try it again later. What i have now is a Toshiba SD-M1612, what i am after is a very good reading, does'nt have to be the fastest on the market just has to be extremly good at reading and has to be a very good reader of damaged discs as this Toshiba has been and so was my Teac cd-rom back in the day.
I was going to try and get a new Toshiba, newer model, but i cant seem to find any here in the uk, i got mine here but down my local computer fair. Maybe i'll have a butchers down there aint been down there for years.
I open to sugguestions on other drives though samsung,lite-on ??