Microcenter has an OEM DVR-212D for $20. Sure, it’s an old drive (NOS - mfrd Jul07), but I’m only wondering how this compares to a newer drive in terms of burn reliability. Burn speed is not an issue - I never burn faster than 8x anyway. I just want to make sure the discs I burn are going to hold up over time (I generally use quality TY media). Ripping would be nice too (i.e. no riplock), but that takes a back seat to quality burns.
Or, for $3 more, I can get an LG GH22LS30 @ newegg. What do you folks think?