After reading all these threads about the new DVD burners out and coming out I’m a bit confused on what to get. My TDK CDRW and my generic dvd-romjust flaked on me and I need to replace them soon. I’m stuck in trying to decide if I should get an NEC 3500 or a Plextor 712.
I would like to a have a reliable burner to archive all the Anime I download using CD-r’s and DVDr’s. I would also like to be able to rip music cd’s and back up dvd movies. I would like the dvd burner to be able to write reliably and quickly using a broad range of media. I usually buy Midrange to high end media for backing up my anime. for movies and other data I use cheaper media from places like Office depot, Staples, Costco.
One other thing If I was to get an NEC 3500. I want to get a retail packaged one. I read that the TDK 1616 is a rebadged NEC 3500. I looked online but could not find it. Is this drive only available in other countries other than the United States? Know of any place I can get it?
Thank you for answering my Newbie questions.