Wow, itâ€™s been a while since I last came here. Last I was active on the forums it was still CDFreaks.
It was thanks to all the friendly advice and help I got here last time that I purchased a NEC-3540a. Surprising itâ€™s still working after 5 years of use; better than what I can say for my old Lite-on SHOW-812S which is dead.
However, my burns arenâ€™t as spectacular as they used to be. Iâ€™m not 100% sure if itâ€™s because Verbatim Made in Taiwan MCC 004 are degrading in quality or my burner is wearing out.
You can take a look at the scans below. All were at ECC 1 and the last two scans are the same disc, the first with my NEC and the other with my father's Lite-On. It makes me wonder if the drive really is bad, but the scans aren't nearly as good as they once were.
So if I need to replace my drive, can anyone give any suggestions for a burner good for Single Layer DVD+R solely for data backup?
I need a quality writer because all the DVDs will be used for archiving Wedding shoots that I edit, and ideally want to have the DVDs be readable in the future to copy for customers if they request them later :bigsmile:
IDE drives would be preferred because all my sata ports are in use and I would have to remove my sata-to esata port; however that would not be a deal breaker if the sata models are far better.
Another question I have, would switching to Taiyo Yuden T02 give better burns than the Verbatim MCC 004? I don't have any on hand, but thinking about switching them if Verbatim's quality really has gone down the crapper.