I would go with Pioneer, Plextor, Benq 1620, NEC, or LG. All are good drives. Then decide if you need to bitset, quality test, and pick from those. If you need the truest 1 to 1 copies, go with Pioneer, Plextor, or LG. It all depends on your needs... And I agree with the poster who said to go with Taiyo Yuden media. A few cents more per media, but no coasters, and long life.