I am having to decide between an Optiarc and a Matshita slot drive for my XPS M1530.
The Optiarc is considerably louder, but quality is what will matter most!
I don’t usually play many DVDs but still.
What do you think?
Some â€˜Factsâ€™ to consider concerning Panasonic/Matsushita/Matshita Drives ->
Panasonic/Matsushita/Matshita Drives have a well-documented history of being extremely â€œMediaâ€ picky.
Matshita/Matsushita/Panasonic Region Free (RPC-1) Firmwares are not available and also all â€œSoftware Solutionsâ€ alternatives are also unable to circumvent Matshita/Matsushita/Panasonic Region Code prohibitions.
Most Matshita/Matsushita/Panasonic Drive owners are disappointed in the performance of their Matshita/Matsushita/Panasonic Drives.
Considering the above â€˜Factsâ€™ in seeing that you have choice between a Matshita Drive and an Optiarc Drive I believe the Optiarc Drive would be a better choice.
wow that’s a pretty awesome answer!
Anybody else have any opinion about that?
What about the noise levels?
Paired with what bjkg said above:
This may not hold true for the super-slim slot-loading drive you’re looking at, but the latest “normal” slim Optiarc has pretty amazing writing quality for what it is. It appears to not be very picky whatsoever [still in comparison to other slim writers], and I feel that [from the few Optiarc slim drives I’ve encountered] the noise would more than justify the overall performance of the drive, and is worth it. I’d highly suggest getting it.
If the same holds true for the super-slim/slot loading drive, I’d definitely say get it.
i have no opinion of slim type drives, as i only have desktops.
many, many users, complain of matSHITa drives.
if i would buy a slim drive? it would not a matSHITa.
please review the following matSHITa/MatsuSHITa notebook links
again, i can not validate the above opinions, just from reading negative posts, this seems a drive to stay away from.
get a optiarc…less trouble than Matshita…