Hello, so my ASUS DRW-24D3ST stopped reading my discs (DVDs/CDs) all of the sudden, today. The drive powers up fine and the PC detects it. Though, it just does not load the discs. Also, I do not hear the reading sound. The LED blinks 3 times and stops. Anyway, I will try opening the drive and cleaning the lens later. Though, for the time being. I want to know which is the best burner from the following list:
LG GH24NSB0 Internal Super Multi Drive SATA Model
Samsung 24X DVD-RW DL Drive (SH-224DB/RSBS)
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X DVD-RW DL Drive
I do not like my ASUS DRW-24D3ST drive at all. I mean I had a Sony DRU-870S drive and that lasted for 3-4 years. On the other hand this DRW-24D3ST drive is less than 10 months old. The above burners are the only ones I could find in here, sadly and I cannot purchase anything online where I currently live. So, what burner do you suggest I take?
Regards and thanks.
P.S. My old Sony drive was able to burn at 4-18x speed while this ASUS drive could only burn at either 8 or 16x. I tried different media and it did not help. So, it would be nice if my new drive could write at 4-18x.