I need a couple new drives. I was very happy with NEC 3520 in
the past, but I’ve heard some negatives about the 3550. Any
other new drives that should be considered?
I rarely burn above 8x. Sometimes 12x.
Reliability and low error rate are very important. I’ll pay more if necessary.
I use TY DVD media. I don’t need burn-compat. w inferior media.
Good DVD rip capability would be desirable but not top priority.
I will NOT buy Plextor ever again. I had a PX-716A that was nothing
but trouble, and Plextor tech support was wretched. (What’s with
all the posts “…Great drive but mine has been to the factory 4 times”?)
I’m open to hearing about any other brands. Just mentioned NEC 3520
as a reference point, as it was recommended to me here ages ago.
That was great advice.