Years ago I was looking for a dvd drive, came to this forum, and bought a NEC ND3550A. It was a good purchase. But my wonderful drive has finally bit the dust, no longer reads dvd's.
So I came here again and read the reviews, Chose the AD7240S and was referred to the AD7261S (for Light Scribe if I ever wanted that) and ordered one. Sadly I can't make it work with the SATA on my old KT600L MB.
That's ok, it will go into the new computer I will soon build. But I still need to replace the drive in my present puter with an IDE drive. Of course I went looking for another ND3550A. All I am finding are used units at the same price as a new drive and refurbs at twice the price.
While I haven't been paying attention there must have been some decent IDE models later that the ND3550, perhaps even a NEC, something I might be able to buy new at this time.
I don't really care too much about speed and for features, whatever the ND3550 would do is good enough, anything else would be gravy. I do want long term reliability.
Suggestions will be appreciated and links to reviews here would be nice.