Hey folks! My post count is only low because I just registered.. I've actually been a regular reader of CDFreaks for many years now! I've had no need to register because I was always good at searching and finding already posted answers to my questions.
I knew someday I'd have to ask a question though! So here's my dilhema:
I burn DVDs for a living, at a rate of about 12-24 a day. For the longest time (about 1000+ burns) I've found extremely good results with my old faithful NEC ND-3540A and SONY16D1 media. Don't worry, my burner's been hooked up to a liquid cooling system.. so I've never had to worry about my NEC getting too hot or anything like that.
My problem is that my ND-3540A is on its last leg (I think), and I can't risk being without a burner! So I'm doing some preventative maintenance and shopping around for my new drive before my old one gives out.
I only need to burn one type of DVD-R media, and I'm looking at using the TYGO2's or 3's. But if I can find a different media that works better with the drive I choose (perhaps MCC004's or something) -- than I'd have no trouble going that route too.
The poll contains the highest-quality models I have done my absolute best to research, through reading countless threads in this forum. If a model number needs changing (for instance maybe a Plextor 716 is better than a 760), please feel free to comment! I hope I picked the best of the best though..
Here's what I DO care about:
- RELIABILITY -- a burner that'll last awhile
- HIGH QUALITY -- burns with low PIE/PIF counts
Here's what I DON'T care about:
- SPEED -- I could care less how long it takes me to burn a DVD-R 4.7gb
- BRAND -- as long as it works, I'm good!
- MEDIA -- I don't mind being limited to a few brands of media
Now I'm leaning toward the LG H22N for the low PIE/PIF counts I keep seeing, but for the life of me, I can't make up my mind to get it because SO many other drives have been shown to have almost equally pleasant results.
If this exact subject has been discussed before, please forgive me! I have been to every forum though, and have read hundred of threads / thousands of posts.. but I just can't seem to make up my mind!
To be honest, I need an expert's expert opinion, if that's not too much to ask! Hopefully with the information I have provided you guys with too, you can more easily help me pick just the right burner for my needs.
Thank you all for putting up with me.. I am prolly considered a noobie, aren't I? Everyone's gotta start somewhere though, right!