I’m buying a new burner and I’ve heard good things about both models. After searching for both in the Optical Drives forum, it seems that the 3550 is the better drive, but I need to know which would be the better drive for burning Panasonic and Datasafe 8x DVD’s.
Depends on their real mediacodes and DYEs.
Maybe visit www.videohelp.com/dvdmedia for more info.
The Panasonic Media code is TYG02 and the Datasafe is RITEKG05
G05 is not the best quality media, never was.
If the TYG02 is original and authentic, then it’s good media.
I think the results would be similar with both drives.