I will be replacing my NEC 3540 to get DVD-RAM support and I’m hesitating between these two drives. Since I had no problems with NEC it would be an obvious choice to go with the 4570, but I thought other burners should be considered as well. I’ve read the reviews on both of them and they’re both said to be good. Still, I had the overall feeling that Pioneer might just be a better choice. It seems to be working at slower speeds, but maybe it gives better quality. I’d like to be able to burn CD-R, mostly at slow speeds for Audio CD, and the Pioneer seems to be very good at burning CD-R. As a con some media incompatibility is mentioned though. I usually use Verbatim and Maxell discs, but lately I’ve almost exclusively resorted to Maxell DVD-R with MXL RG04 ID. And of course I’d like it to have good quality when it comes to DVD-RAM, after all that’s the reason I’ll be buying it. With all this taken into consideration, would you say that the Pioneer is a better choice, or should I go with NEC?
And a last practical question: is it true that in 111D, the D stands for no DVD-RAM support?