Hello this is my first post.
Recently I have begun to care alot of my cd/dvd quality of burns/extraction. I have the audio extraction part down, still researching movie extraction and now am looking at burn quality.
The main purpose of this thread is to help me decide what burner to purchase for my next computer. In the past I have made it a rule of thumb to purchase nothing but Lite-on and Plextor.
I currently own a PX-716SA (and a Lite-On LH-20A1H) and I love it. Initially I had nothing but problems with it but that was all do to my Silicon chipset not handling optical drives properly. So I put it on the Intel chipset and its worked perfect ever since. I have gotten bad burns (mainly dvd backups) when using maxell media but have since only used Verbatim +R media with the occasional Sony media and I have never had a bad burn since. (except for audio… for some reason when burning audio with nero there is skips but when burning with itunes its fine…)
My biggest thing is it has to be SATA. I do not want IDE anywhere near my computer. So from what I can tell the only choices I have are PX-755SA and PX-716SA. Which one would you recommend and why and are there other choices?
From the reviews I have read it seems the 755SA is the better reader with the 716SA being the better writer.
On a final note I use Nero 7 and I update it everytime a update comes out. Should I be using different software? And how can I check to quality of my burns to verify that my drive is working the way it should?