Found this great forum with plenty of info, and am excited to see a great burning community. I am finally making my first purchase of a DVDRW. One of the final components to finishing my cherished rig. I've been around the overclocking scene, but have no clue about burning. I have been reading for a couple hours a night the last couple days looking for the "ideal" burner. I narrowed down the two burners I will most likely purchase, the BenQ 1620 and the NEC 3520. My budget is around $70.
First off, I don't believe I can go wrong with either, but from hearing some slight problems with the new NEC 3520, I turned to see what BenQ has to offer. From doing my homework, I simply come to this..
BenQ 1620 = slower then the NEC in some aspects, but is dead accurate in quality, performance, and has great support.
NEC 3520 = With the use of good firmware, the drive is fast, and is reads exceptionally well.
Since the 3520 is newer, is the 1620 a bad choice for a good drive for the future? From reading, I assume the 3520 isn't the best burner out right now yet, but with some firmware updates later, it may end up being a better drive then going with the older 1620.
Most of the posts/threads I have searched compare the 1620 with the NEC 3500. Does the 3520 bring much more to the table and has more potential?
Sorry this is long.. I am basically looking for the best drive that can bring ease and quality. However, I live to void warranties so I don't mind going out of my way for performance. As of right now, and for the future, can I go wrong with either drive?
If not, I will probably get the 3520 simply b/c of its availability. Seems the BenQ's are harder to get (outofstock on Newegg)
Thanks in Advance!