I’m thinking about getting a new CD-RW drive and I was wondering whether to get a Plextor or a Lite-On
The Plextor is The 40/12/40A and these are the features as described by the online shop:
40X write Zone CLV (3000/3600/4800/6000 KB/s) 12X rewrite (1800KB/s) ,17X-40X read CAV (2600KB/s - 6000KB/s)
BURN-Proof Technology (Buffer Under Run Proof)
ATAPI Interface (PIO Mode 4, Multiword DMA Mode 2, UDMA/33 Mode 2)
PoweRec II Technology (Plextor Optimised Writing Error Reduction Control)
VariRec Technology (Variable Recording)
Access Time 120 ms
Capable of reading and writing CD TEXT information
Compatible with:Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP
MultiRead Compatible, Supports SPDIF (Digital Audio Output)
Writes CD-ROM Modes 1 and 2, CD-XA Form 1 and 2, CD-DA, CD-I, Video CD & Photo CD.
Creates Audio CD, CD Extra, Enhanced CD, Photo CD, CD-I & Video CD Titles.
Supports Disk-At-Once, Track-At-Once, Multisession, Packet Writing modes.
Wide CD-R and CD-RW media compatibility (74min and Type80 - 79min)
The Lite-On drive is the 40/12/48 and here are it’s features as described by the shop:
48x (read) / 40x (write) / 12x (rewrite)
IDE / EIDE
1 x CD-RW - 5.25" x 1/2H internal
14.6 cm x 19 cm x 4.1 cm
Removable disk drive - CD-RW
CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW
Multisession, disc-at-once, track-at-once, packet writing, session-at-once
CD Extra, CD-DA (audio), CD-I, CD-ROM XA, Photo CD, Video CD, CD-ROM, CD-G (Karaoke CD)
Volume control wheel, headphone jack, horizontal/vertical mountable, emergency disc eject hole Tray
Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year - bring-In
4.1cm x 19cm x 14.6 cm
Keeping in mind that I want a drive that is best suited to copy as many protections as possible AND will produce CDs that other CD-ROMs won’t have difficulty reading, which one would you recommend I should buy? Should I wait a few months for better models?
Any help is greatly appreciated and thanks for your time.