I currently have a LG-4160B and had it for about 8 months now and would like to buy a new drive, I’m having a hard time deciding whether I should get an NEC 3520A or a Pioneer 109. I read alot of reviews and it seems like both these drives are almost the same.
I just want good DVD-R writing quality, I will be using mostly TYG01 and/or TYG02 media. My main thing is I want to also be able to do Disc Quality Tests in Nero CD-DVD Speed, and scan for PI/PIF once in a while.
I read that the Pioneer is not a good scanner, and that the Lite-On’s are the best in terms of scanning? Well I want an OK scanner, not the worst but fair.
Speed isn’t a problem for me I don’t care how long it takes to burn a DVD as long as the quality is good. I usually burn my TYG01’s at 4x.
Price isn’t much of a problem for me, because I know a place which sells both these drives for the exact same price.
I know about the crossflashing a 109 to A09 will enable 12x DVD Ripping, and quieter?
which one do you guys reccomend?