My Plextor 708UF will no longer burn DVDs successfully, and I need to replace it ASAP. I have been reading reviews, but it is taking a massive amount of time. It would be great if I could find or compile a list of just the burners that have the features I need:
Must be external with both USB/FW capability
Must burn and read both + and - R and RW (maybe they all do that now?)
I am NOT a technical person, so buying an internal drive and an external enclosure and putting them together is not an option.
Price is no object -- all of the burners I've read about are affordable. I am not overly concerned with burner speed. I am more concerned with quality and reliability. I am archiving job files, so it's real important that the burned DVDs be usable.
I want the best burner I can get. I've had so much trouble with the Plextor, it would be great to finally have a drive that burns without errors and reads my existing DVDs with no problems. And I want a burner that likes Taiyos, because I have hundreds of them.
I also prefer a burner that gets along with Nero, since I already have it.
So far I have found these USB/FW burners available (although I have not found specific reviews yet for most of them):
I'm sure there must be more USB/FW burners available. It's easy enough to specify "external" when I search for burners, but most of them aren't USB/FW.
I would really appreciate any recommendations or suggestions.