So, here’s my situation:
I’ve 3 drives in my system:
1 Plex 755A (for TYG02/TYG03 @8x)
1 BenQ 1650 (for MCC004 @12x)
1 Aopen 1648AAP (for high-speed ripping and TRT)
This combination worked great for me during the last year(s).
Now my new motherbord only provides 1 IDE Port for 2 drives, which means I have one drive to much…
I can’t set my Plex into an external enclosure, as it won’t work there properly (I’ve tried, can’t even reach 8x).
I won’t put my Aopen DVD-Rom into an ex. case, as it would be stuck to 14x max reading. As it is intended to be my drive for 16x TRT and ripping - > not acceptable.
So there’s only my BenQ to play around with -> I need a solution for burning MCC004 12x via USB/Firewire
I see two (three) possible solutions:
buying a Prolific based USB/Firewire-Case for my BenQ 1650 and hope it reaches 12x with MCC004.
I’m tending to Mapower KC51-C1P
buying a Pioneer 112D and use it in one of my existing external enclosures with Genesys Logic GL811-E 04 Chipset.
I saw burns here which show that this combination can reach 12x without problems - that would be enough for me, as I don’t burn any faster.
I would put my BenQ into such a case too (have enough of them), so I could use it for 8x burns (doesn’t go higher with the GL chipset), if needed.
i could buy a Pioneer 212 and use it via SATA
But the 212 isn’t available right now.
I’m mainly thinking about the first two options.
I tend to #2, as it is cheaper and I would get another new drive
On the other hand I’m very pleased with the results I get with my BenQ and MCC004 @12.
It would help a lot to see some scans of MCC004 burned @12x with a Pioneer 112 and scanned in a BenQ @8x (and possibly with a Litey too…)
Perhaps someone can post some scans of this combination here - I would be very glad!
And generally, what do you think about my considerations, do they make any sense?
With best regards,