Its soo hard to choose...Hey random thats a nice collection would u say that your pioneer 112D is the most reliable out of that lot?
I was pretty happy with my Pioneer 107D, the only thing I would say is that it could have lasted a little longer 2-3 years of only moderate use..isnt a long lifetime IMHO..especially when it cost Â£100/$190/Eu140 back then..no where near its 'lifetime hours'....I guess the dust got to it
My main uses would be data/dvd back-up, 8x is fine..Im more concerned that a quality back-up will be produced on decent media and will be working 1-2 years later when I need it, burning at 18x, x20 isnt really an issue for me(i also suspect that speed is sometimes at the expense of quality)
Dual Layer will be handy when the price of the disks go down...+ the odd music CD
Also ripping from various medias to .ISO(cd,DVD..music games, apps, copy-protection etc..) , speed isnt such an issue..I just want it to be able to do it..when i need something done...rather than worrying about how long its taking