I’m looking for a reliable writer for data archiving. Came to the conclusion Pioneer would be best, but by the time that conclusion was reached, the Pio 108 was no longer available. A few stores still have it but at $20-30 more than the new 109.
Discs used will be exclusively Plextor Taiyo Yuden 8x (at least with Plextor I’ll be sure it’s TY, Fuji gave me some problems there). Format + or - R is not an issue, can use both. Discs will be written at 8x !
There seem to be plenty of problems with the new 109. Some people regret selling their 108 and upgrading, others say this is the worst Pio drive ever. Should I pay the extra on the 108 and get a fully matured drive, or is the 109 well on its way to more reliable performance?