I'm new here and am looking to replace my SATA desktop drive which was an okay drive but failed.
The drive does not have to be great at reading, but I do a lot of burning on mostly DVD so it needs to be able to withstand heavy use. I typically burn on Memorex DVD+R (Ritek F16), HP DVD-R (CMC MAG AM3), Sony DVD-R and DVD+R, Verbatim DVD+R DL, and Maxell DVD-R (RITEK F1). I do have some Taiyo Yudens (TYG02), but I save those for really important things because they are pricey. I also want it to be able to change booktypes which the one I used was not able to do.
I'd also like it to be able to burn CDs decently, because I like to burn Dreamcast games for it (Yes I still play that ) and it is a picky system. For that I typically burn on HP and TDK discs.
Although the discs I listed are what I burn on currently, I would like a drive that is not picky about what type of media it burns on. I tend to use whatever media I can get, as long as it is not total crap. I do not care about the speed of a drive and often burn at lower speeds anyways like 4x, but I am not sure if that gives better or worse quality results.
Sorry to sound like a noob but I tried searching and am not sure of the drive to best fit my needs. I'd rather purchase this on Newegg, because they are cheap and have free or very cheap shipping. Here's a link to the Newegg page: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007589+600003707&IsNodeId=1&name=SATA&Page=1. Thanks for the help!