[QUOTE=Dee-27;2101024]Welcome to the forum.
The Pioneer 115D is an IDE drive. The 215D is the SATA version.
Forget the Samsung SH-S223F for the moment, it seems to have some serious problems when writing CD-R
The Samsung 203 range are generally good drives, but no use for CD scanning.
The Pioneers can’t do a disc quality scan at all, but they do offer very good writing quality.
Pity you dismiss the Optiarc as, the 7200S/7203S drives are probably the best at the moment at most things, including scanning CD-R media. They are also fast and accurate audio CD rippers, as are the Samsung 203 range.
None of them can compete with the Plextor PX-760 for CD/DVD testing though.
 None of your listed drives are silent.[/QUOTE]
So actually PX-760 is still better in reading/writing quality? What about new Plextor drives 8xx? Are they any good? With NEC/Optiarc i dont have any good experience. But are the latest models really good (7203S)?