i need a new dvdr drive and some blank media.
i have read some good things about the Pioneer 115D and Samsung SH-203B drive but these seem to be old now. what is the best dvdr drive and blank media thats currently out right now? is the Pioneer 116D the replacement of the 115D?
i have heard good things about taiyo yuden media. i have an old Lite On LTR-52246S cdr drive (i think its still on original firmware) and have been using imation brand cdr blanks i think they are CMC media. even though everyone says they are bad they seem to work fine to me. does it matter if i get dvd-r or dvd+r blanks? i heard dvd-r might be more compatible with standalone dvd players is that true?
also why do some people have 2 optical drives in their computer? if they use one drive for writing only and one for reading only, isn’t there a drive that can do both very well? some of the things i am looking for is, the dvdr drive must be an IDE drive and read/write well. the blank media must be compatible with most standalone dvd players. also if i were to buy my new dvdr drive and blank media, is newegg.com still the best place to shop for computer hardware online?