I had done some research on which burner was best for me. Subsequently I decided to buy a dual format burner. The three model I'm choosing are NEC 1300, Pioneer (06A?) and MSI.
I don't think I can wait any longer for better/cheaper models to be introduced this summer because my HD is down to 10 gb out of 120. I'm not a high-performance fan, thus I don't need a state-of-the-art burner. All I really need is a reliable device that can last me at least 2 years of constant usage (burn a dvd every day or 2).
My primary burner usage is to back up data (avi/ogm). I am not into ripping dvd personally or back up PS2 game. It would be a boon if my burned dvd can be played on a normal dvd player, but I don't think any dvd player can play avi file.
I live in the U.S (California) and am going to a computer show next week to buy a burner. My budget for an internal burner is around 200 USD. I plan to put an enclosure and turn the burner into an external device.
Some additional info: My machine is a PIII 500 laptop (tecra 8100) with very modest configuration. I plan to use Ritek 03 2X disc as my copying medium.
Since I don't know my elbow from my rear end in terms of computer, I would really appreciate any advice on which dvd burner I should buy.
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