It seems choice is quite limited in IDE burners nowadays, but my brother needs one for his aging PC, so I've looked around and the best bet seems to be the LG GH22NP20 for Â£17.
He needs a riplock free and RPC1 drive and I see that Media Code Speed Edit says it supports both of those for this model, although it has an RPC1 tickbox but not a riplock one. Does the Read Speed Increase tickbox achieve that?
The bitsetting tickbox is also greyed out, but the other two are more important, so if that's the trade off, so be it.
I looked at the Samsung SH-S222x drives, but whilst some of them have RPC1 firmware, none appear to have riplock free ones available.
He does a mixture of CD and DVD burning, probably more DVD though. So is this drive a good choice (at a reasonable price) or should I be looking at something else?