[QUOTE=chef;2064987]Start using SEARCH, Burnsama and others made more than enough comparison burns/scans.[/QUOTE]
Thanks, chef, but I did search here and other sites before posting. I only turned up a couple posts that mentioned both burners, and those were not relevant to the main questions (especially re drive reliability). Do you know of search keys that turn up head-to-head comparisons?
I write software–the system config/hardware thing is off the beaten path for me, so I’m not sure how to relate any of the graphs to drive reliability (are they relevant?). Thought maybe there would be a simpler answer to this…like ‘the drives aren’t much different’, or ‘the 215 is much better’?
Yeah, that seems simplistic for this forum, but what can I say. <g>
PS: I picked up some Pioneer 112’s for previous systems on advice of some forum members (thanks). The 112’s worked out great, but the new systems are short on IDE ports. Need to go SATA on these, so the 212D/215D seemed logical.