after reading several reviews, i decided to buy a NEC 3500AG. it is pretty good, so far.
the only problem is, it uses 100% of my cpu when burning a cd or dvd (nero, alcohol 120%, dvd decrypter). i’m sure it’s a problem with system settings and not the drive itself.
my mobo is ECS K7S5A. my old drive was an LG 16x cdrw and i didnt have this problem. DMA is enabled in windows device manager.
for the people at cdfreaks, this should be an easy problem to solve.
sorry if i posted in the wrong section.