A friend of mine has in his PC a Samsung SH-S182D and an Optiarc AD-7170A drive. He asked me which one is preferable to use as a burner. He only burns CDRs and single layer DVDRs (he prefers DVD-R though).
I checked the "Samsung SH-S182D DVD-Writer Review", the "Optiarc AD-7173A DVD-Writer Preview" and the "Sony AW-G170A DVD Burner Preview" and it seems that both are very good CD burners. As for DVD-Rs Sony/Optiarc seems better and for DVD+Rs the Samsung.
What is your opinion? What would you suggest to someone that knows nothing about scanning stuff and does not have any time to invest in that, as my friend is?
Is anyone of these two drives reliable to perform CD and DVD scanning through Nero CD-DVD Speed? This way he could make some conclusions of his own.
PS: I didn't know if I should post in Sammy or Nec forum though :o