Originally posted by FoxBat
but you can also get yourself an 851 (can't really go wrong with that one). I can't help wondering why you want a LiteOn and nothing else, since the NEC2500A is clearly the best product out there when it comes to DVD write quality.
Thanks for the response, I'm not stuck on a LiteOn, just had good luck with the price/performance of their CDRW drives in the past so I thought I'd start there. Also like the amount of fan support.
NewEgg lists the 811S/851S together so I guess if I order this one I won't know what I get until I open it?
The NEC2500A would be fast enough and the price looks fine, is it less picky about media in general than the LiteOn's or just with certain types? Also, what is the read quality like on the NEC?
I read somewhere that most DVD-RW's except the LiteOn's are speed locked to 2X when ripping is this true for the NEC?
I currently have a Hitachi DVD-ROM and a LiteOn LTR-52246S, one of these will be displaced by whatever DVD burner I get. If the Hitachi leaves, then DVD read quality will be important too.
Thanks again, any other advice on the LiteOn's, NEC's or other models will be appreciated.