How does the DVR-216 stack up to the DVR-115?

My DVR-216 is by far the best of all my drives at reading DVDs; it will read almost anything, scratches or not, when my other drives fail. For Verb D/L burns, my 116 gives the best results, slightly better overall than the Optiarc AD-7240S; for some reason my 216 D/L burns on Verbs are not quite as good as the 116 :confused:. For my S/L burns nothing comes close to an Optiarc AD-720x or equivalent, especially when burned on TY media at 8x. And the 720x series burns Falcon D/L media decently for me, just not quite as good as the 116 burns Verbs. I do have several DVR-115s stashed away, but have not yet tested them :o. However, from everything I’ve heard, that drive is an excellent drive too, although they’re very hard to find now…

If I had to pick only one drive for burning it would be an Optiarc AD-720x, and they’re still available. But who can stand to leave drive bays unfilled? :slight_smile: