Iâ€™ve found one store that sells these models in their black versions for: 36â‚¬ (111D) and 38â‚¬ (H12l, although they announce the H22l model on their site and told me they were the sameâ€¦ Cheating bastards!)
Would appreciate some tips on deciding which one is the best-buy for my needs:
I mainly look for burn quality. I use Plextor media (CDâ€™s and DVDâ€™s) which are the only Tayo Yuden products I can find here in Portugal, and burn then at the lowest speeds available, usually 4x for CDâ€™s and 1x~2x for DVDâ€™s.
I mainly burn audio CDâ€™s and sometimes DVDâ€™s with archive files of audio as backup for further listening. Unfortunately both drives seem not to be supported by feurio , which is a shame - if somebody can help me on this matter I would also appreciate it.
Sometimes I burn some mp3 Cdâ€™s for car listening and use 90min CDâ€™s which were supported by my previous MSI drive which died on me recently. Iâ€™ve read that the 111D doesnâ€™t read these media. Is this true? But can it burn them? Can H12L handle them?
Iâ€™d like a silent drive, but itâ€™s not that big of an issue. A big matter is the mean life-time of the drive. My MSI was 2.5 years old with very low use. I wouldnâ€™t like it to happen again, so durability is an issue.
I understand that these are two good drives, and that sometimes itâ€™s hard to compare similar products, but my needs are very specific and somehow unusual, and so although Iâ€™ve read all reviews about these two, Iâ€™m still undecided.
I would appreciate any 2cents into this matter.
Cheers, and thanks on advance.