Sorry for the length of this post, but you should have all the details. Liteon 32123s VS Samsung SW-232B
I have one week to figure out what to do, I need help deciding. I'm selling my computer to a friend and trying to decide which CD-RW to bundle with the package. Which drive is best suited for the following computers?
The computer being sold:
FIC SD-11 mainboard
AMD Athlon 650
256MB PC100 ram
15GB 7200RPM 2MB drive
4MB AGP Sis Video Adapter
The computer I'm building for myself to replace the one above:
AMD Athlon XP 2000+
Corsair XMS 512MB 2700 DDR
Western Digital 80GB "special edition" 8MB buffer WD800JB
Western Digital 120GB 2MB buffer WD1200BB
LiteOn 16x DVD-ROM
ATi AIW 8500 128MB DDR
I currently have the Liteon 32123s and am very happy with it. It copies every cd I shoot at it, especially copy protected games. Also, I've been able to burn 90min/800MB disk with no problem.
I bought at Samsung SW-232B today and have been comparing the specs to the liteon. It has a larger buffer (8MB), and is capable of writing 99min/870MB disk, but I've seen here that it has trouble with some copy protected disk.
I REALLY want to burn 99min CDs, I like the 8MB buffer, but I'm nervous about not being able to backup copy protected CDs
So, if someone can tell me that the Liteon can burn 99min CDs, then I'll keep the Liteon.
Also, does the buffer REALLY that important in an Athlon 2000+ based computer? I'm just trying to decide on which to keep for myself.
Thanks for taking the time to read this!