From all of the reviews… and discussions and debates I have been reading. I came to the conclusion the other day that I think a Lite-on 1633S is the best for my needs, and what I want to do with DVD media over the next couple of years. Even versus the competitors it seems to me like this may be the best all-around drive available right now.
My main priority is the ability of my DVD drive to work as a copy station basically. I am copying tons and tons of retail DVD movies (backups of course…) week in and week out, and now I want to ditch my Plextor CD drive so I can fit in another hard drive. So, it will be my only disc drive- because frankly I do not even remember the last time I did a straight disc-to-disc copy. I want the drive that can de/encode and copy in DVD Shrink, and burn to dvd+r at 8x (with bitsetting) in the very least time, and it looks to me like the Lite-on is best at doing that (with some quality media). Ripping speed/Copy-protection ability with this 1 drive I will have are both very important to me. in addition to this all, I have an old lite-on 40x that has always worked well and I have come to trust for reading/writing any kind of CD… so I chose the 1633s. But I am wondering if I waited to long to get it… is it not the best? Am I wrong? Should I ditch this thing when it comes in and get an NEC or Benq?
if this thread is redudant, or I am too newbie-ish and should have used the search function more then feel free to remove my 1st post