[QUOTE=xaozon;2015793]I need a new DVD writer. I mostly burn in Verbatim DVD+R 16x discs. I would also like my drive to be good at reading old self-burnt CD and DVD discs (lots of different manufacturers). I need my discs to last as long as possible. These are the choices i got:
Optiarc AD-7170S,AD-7203S(both sata)
Can someone please give me an advice? Most of these drives are SATA but using a SATA drive is a bit difficult for me (possible though). So i would like to know which one of those IDE drives is best but i also would like to know which one of those all is the best.[/QUOTE]
Welcome to CDF.
Of the drives you list the NEC AD-7203S is the best SATA drive.
For your purposes that is.
The Lite-On DH-20A4P-21C is the IDE drive to go with.
Of these two the NEC is the better in terms of both build & quality - reading & burning.
To stick with IDE, the Pioneer 115/116 models would be ideal.
But as you don’t mention them, I guess they are not viable options.