I’m currently looking for a successor to my Pioneer 216L burner.
It started to act weird (failing Lead Ins at perfectly fine discs, write errors…).
I have enough drives for scanning, CD-R and DVDR burning, the only important thing is DVD+R DL write quality on all kinds of DL media (MKM, Falcon, Ritek, CMC, cheap China junk etc.)
I’ve made bad experiences with my Optiarc AD-7201S regarding DL media, it’s horrible. Readable burns only with Verbatim media.
The LiteOn iHAS422 isn’t bad but not even close to the Pioneer DVR-216L.
I’d love to buy another NEC Pioneer (x12 ,x15, x16) but they seem to go at very high prices at eBay, even used.
Is the Optiarc AD-7240S any good? Recent Samsung burners?