The more that I read, the more confused I've gotten.
I have a new PC coming next week. It will have a Sony DVD burner (I'm not sure which model) and a Pioneer Blu-ray burner in it.. I want to add a second DVD burner. I'm thinknig that it should be a LiteOn. At this point, I'm thinking of using the Sony for ripping and the new drive for burning.
I use 3 types of media only. 75% of the time, it's Taiyo Yuden +R (YUDEN000 T02), 20% of the time it's Verbatim +R DL (MKM 003 000) and 5% of the time it's Taiyo Yuden -R (TYG03).
Which LiteOn SATA drive (at Newegg) the best for burning? I don't need Lightscribe, Labeltag, etc...., but if the burners that have those features are do a better job of burning DVD's (specifically the above media), I have no problem paying more for the drives with those features.
Based on Dee's review, I was leaning toward the 524, but subsequent discussions have me concerned about whether Newegg is selling the LiteOn version or the NEC version. I'm also not thrilled that there doesn't seem to be the same level of firmware support here for the 524 as there is for the rest of the x24 models.
I need guidance. Which of the x24 drives will do the best job with the TY and Verbatim media that I listed above.
I appreciate any help that I can get.