NEC 2500A VS Pioneer 107

Just wondering which one of these 2 drives is better. Looking for a fast Rip Speed, and ability to burn to lower quality discs, such as princo. Would have no problem using a hacked firmware if it improved ripping speeds.

Any Recommendations?

Check this answer from OC-Freak:

I would probably pick the ND-2500A.

You may wish to wait for my Pioneer DVR-107D review to see why.

I’m hoping to have it uploaded in 2-3 days. (The review is finished but I’m waiting for some comments from pioneer)

Would you still perfer the NEC over the Pioneer, even if the pioneer was running a hacked firmware?

Could you give me some more detials, as to why the NEC, as I need to purchase tommorow at the latest…