it still works, but often it will spit out a disc i just put in, not detecting it properly. i have to keep putting it in until the light flashes. it usually works after 2nd, sometimes 3rd time. there seems to be something wrong with the tray’s alignment.
i have a 1650 on my other rig i was considering moving over, but it doesn’t seem to scan as well. either way i would need another drive to replace a BENQ.
the only requirement i guess i have is accurate scanning. good burn quality would be nice too. my Samsung 203N pretty much takes care of most of my burning needs (that’s why i bought 3!) the 1640 however burnt some ahem questionable media better than the 203N, but i’ve decided a while ago to not use them anymore.
oh, and i have a SATA port open
can someone suggest a burner that’s a good scanning drive? i would prefer SATA but that’s not a priority.