Has anyone had much experience with the Pioneer DVR-217DBK? My old Pioneer DVR-215D still writes better than any other drive I've ever had, except for an even older NEC ND-3500, but it's getting old and tired like me and I'd like to find a Pioneer replacement for it before they become totally unavailable.
I've read that the DVR-217DBK was the last of the Pioneers to use the NEC chipset, but I cannot seem to find any in-depth reviews on this particular Pioneer model.
I've tried the newer Lite-On clones from various brands (Optiarc, Asus, etc.), but I've not had the good luck with any of them that others seem to have. At least not with using my preferred media (MCC-004 and TYG03). The DVR-215D and my Optiarc AD-7200S still beat the newer drives for writing quality.
Any opinions on the Pioneer DVR-217DBK?