[QUOTE=Jeroen1000;2282842]I meant to make a (careful) assumption since there is now a new 217 drive on the market and the last update dates from november last year:).
Anyway, I find it hard to chose between the 215-217 range. Especially R - media have me worried. Futhermore, I’m researching whether IDE vs Sata has an impact…[/QUOTE]
I’ve got both the 115 and 215 and see no difference in performance. The 115/215 burn noticeably better than the 216 I have IMHO.
I’ve gotten better burns with +R over -R (SL) in the same type media, so much so that I stick with +R. (T02 vs TYG02, MCC003/4 vs MCCORG2/3 mostly). I’ve never tried -R DL.
I went to a lot of trouble to get the 2 x 215 drives I have after building a new system and trying to stick with SATA. I don’t regret it. One is sitting on the shelf in case the other one fails and I wouldn’t even dream of selling it.
I’m still watching the 117/217 results…