Listen to that crazy cat above lol…the new sammy’s are pretty good.
I have (2) Samsung 203b SATA drives and they burn with excellent results as long as you do not feed it cheap media. They both also are decent scanners (with simple regestry hack)(my opinion). The 203B can be found on newegg for around $27 and maybe free shipping if you catch it at the right time.
The Pioneer, in my opinion may be a little better drive with non-top of the line meida, and it is also not a very good scanner. I have a Pioneer 111d @111L and it is my favorite drive…but I have others to scan with. It is also an IDE drive though…and not sure you want that.
If you want to a BenQ 1655 at inflated prices:
I would like a 1655 myself…but that is way too much to pay for me.