Man am I all screwed up. I was ready to hit the enter key a few hours ago and purchase a Liteon 812s. Unfortunately, I came back and re-read just about every recently updated thread here on both drives in their respective forums and the posted reviews for each. Now my head is full of fog and I don't know which to get.
I need a drive to back up a bunch of stuff and can't wait for the Nec 2510 or the Liteon 812s ( although I would like to ).
I need to back up about 40 titles for my Xbox. I realize that Liteons are not great at -R, which my Samsung Xbox drive will read. From what I've read, using the booktyping tool with the 812s and +R discs should work OK. Best deal I have locally is Verbatim discs on spindles from Sams Club so I'm not sure if I should go with the Liteon.
My thing is, and I realize that there are no guarantees right now, is that I really like the possibility of firmware upgrading the Nec 2500a to a 2510 and/or the same for the 812s to an 832. Its just that both drives seem to have their negative points. I currently have a Liteon 52X CD burner and have never made a single coaster which is why I WAS leaning towards the 812s.
I probably should have just hit the damn enter key but because of indecisiveness, did not. Any one here using their 2500a or 812s for XboX backups that could give me an opinion? Any other opinions on negatives/postives for either drive welcome as well.
Thanks in advance. J