sorry if this has been asked over and over which i know it has because ive read through a lot of these trying to find a burner right for me. anyway, im having trouble finding one to suit my needs and they are as follows:
dvd burn speed: doesnt matter
cd burn speed: 40-48x
cd-rw burn speed: 24-32x
dvd-ram: dont need it
good support for dvd +r and dual layer media
wide range of features like the newer plextor drives have
most important: excellent at ripping and burning audio cd’s and rw’s with excellent quality
good burning quality with verbatim or good brand media
i currently have a liteon sohw-1673s drive and im tired of all the noise it makes, unable to play dvd-videos without skipping and locking up, and unable to burn the 24x memorex cd-rw media i just bought. ive read the review on this site about this drive and i regret i bought it after looking at all the errors it produced on the media. i wish i knew about this stuff sooner but now i want to make a good choice when i buy a new drive this time so hopefuly i can get some help from you knowledgeable folks on here. ive read about a dozen or slightly more reviews on different drives from benq to samsung and the only one that looks good to me is the Plextor PX-755A but a search on froogle only turns up one out of stock price so i have no idea on which drive to buy thats good in the areas im looking for AND thats actualy instock at a store online.
to summerize im looking for a drive that has excellent write quality(low error count) on at least a few well known brands of media such as verbatim or memorex and can do this on cd-rw, dvd+r and dvd+r dl because i burn a lot of audio to cd-rw’s, cd-r’s, backup a lot of data to dvd+r’s and burn movies to dvd+r dl discs. thanks for reading this and everyones help.