I don’t have a DVD burner yet, but I’m planning on buying one in near future. After considerable amount of research I’ve decided that Plextor would be the right choice, basically based on vendor’s reputation and quality of its products.
But I’m seeing a lot of pple reporting problems in this forum, and I’ve also seen a lot of comments about this drive being picky about the media. I always use decent media (TY CD-R’s) for anything important, but for temporary stuff I also burn a lot of CDR’s on bargain-priced media, such as Memorex, Imation, you get the idea. These are usually made by CMC or Ritek. I never use no-name media, though.
So how well will those work in this drive? And here’s another thing - I’ll probably end up using the drive 80% for CDR’s, 20% for DVDRs. So CDR functionality is important. My current drive burns anything, and perfectly, but at ridiculously low speed (hey it’s an old drive), which is one of the reasons I’m looking for an upgrade.
I checked the media compatibility table on the Plextor site, and they list pretty much everything, including CMC, Ritek, Ricoh, among others, so does it mean I’ll be OK?
Thanx in advance for any info!