I need a “new hardware” fix, so I’ve decided to replace my Pioneer DVR-112D PATA drive with a new SATA model. I’ve searched the forum for comparisons in burn quality between the DVR-215D and the new DVR-216D, but most of the quality scans I find for the DVR-216 are using brands of media that I never use and are burned at 20x. I use Verbatim MCC004 exclusively and 16x is just fine with me, even though they would probably burn at higher speeds.
I know the DVR-215D is supposed to be an excellent burner, but is there any consensus yet on whether the new DVR-216D does as good a job with MCC004 at 16x? Right now, I can buy either one at about the same price, but I need to make the decision soon, before the 215 gets hard to find.
Which one would you get, right now?