I'm about to build a new computer, but I'm not yet sure which DVD writer to choose. Requirements:
- Linux compatbile (or more specifically Ubuntu)
- compatible with the SATA controller (H55 chipset) of my motherboard (MSI H55M-ED55)
- Silent operation at least during DVD Video playback and preferrably also when burning DVDs/CDs.
- Decent CD/DVD writing quality.
Not so important:
- CD/DVD writing speed.
I don't care about:
What I learned from other forums so far is that I should avoid LG DVD writers, as these quite often have compatibility issues with PATA/SATA controllers and/or with Linux.
I saw some reports about some Pioneer DVD writers having compatibility issue specifically with the SATA controller of the H55 chipset used on my motherboard. So I guess it's better to avoid these, too.
Samsung DVD writers are often praised for their Linux compatiblity, but on the other hand I didn't find any positive reviews about burning quality of current Samsung drives.
So currently I'm considering the LiteOn iHAS524 or the Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7240S.
Any recommendation on which DVD writer might fit my requirements? Whether to choose the iHAS524, the AD-7240S or a completely different one.
I wasn't able to find much information abut how noisy/silent the iHAS524 / AD-7240S actually are. There are some positive reviews, but these are mostly focusing on CD/DVD writing speeds or quality and the like.
Any help is highly appreciated.