Hey Im new to the forum and I need a little bit of help. I had an NEC 3520A which worked great for about 2 years (or about 2000 burns). It worked great at first but slowly it started burning skips into the discs, mainly towards the end of the movie (I mostly burn dvd movies). And now it has gotten so bad that it burns skips all through the disc, making them worthless. I use taiyon yuden 4x media from supermediastore for all burns.
My questions is there a way to fix the drive? I assume it just crapped out on me. I have not kept up with dvd-rw drives since I bought my 3520 several years ago. Im not too worried about fixing it if I can find a suitable replacement.
What drive would be best for burning dvd movies and getting the most reliably clean burns? Speed, and noise level of drive are not important. Although I would prefer it to be black for aesthetics. I heard the pioneer 111 and benq 1620 are pretty good?
What media is best with the drive you recommend.
Where is the drive available? I mostly use newegg for computer hardware, but shop elsewhere if need be.
It sucks to find out that a hundred discs that you have backed up are just costers! I guess I should have been checking them. Please help, I need a new drive fast.