I am venturing into the world of DVD burning for the first time. After much research I have decided on the Phillips DVDR 1660k. I looked at the Samsung SH-S 182M which also had some good things said about it in this forum but the Phillips seemed to better suit my needs.
I have read much here in cdfreaks about sucesses and troubles. I have also seen a language used that I do not always understand so I thought I would come here to the Hardware forum for some help before I purchase and install and perhaps get into trouble. Please take the language barrier (burner techo-speak) into consideration. :o
I will be installing this drive into an external enclosure and connecting it to my laptop via a USB port. I assume I will need to install the drivers on the Nero disk that comes with the drive however, I have purchased in advance, DVDFab Gold to use for my DVD copying/burning. Should I then not install the other burning software that comes with the Phillips drive? Would there be a confict with the 2 softwares?
What media is has the best performance record on this Phillips drive? I have access here in Germany to Verbatim, Sony, and TDK. I have not seen some of the others of which were spoken such as BenQ or Richo.
Are there any other considerations or problems I should be thinking about as I venture into this project?
These are some of the question this Newbie has. I wish to try to do the right things right at the start and hope the knowledgable people here can help.