I recently purchased a Rosewill SATA PCI card (has Silicon Image 3512 chip) for my dual Opteron board with VIA K8T800 + VT8237 chipset. I’m thinking of getting the AD-7170S since I would like to save the IDE ports for my older optical drives.
Couple of questions:
The only drivers for these chipsets are from the respective manufacturers (Silicon Image and VIA). Does anyone have anything good or bad to say regarding burning with apps like Nero7, Slysoft apps, etc.
Does the AD-7170S drive burn just as well as the AD-7170A drive? FWIW, I typically try to stick with Verbatim media, but will typically stray to TDK or Fujifilm if they are on sale.
Any comments on how the AD-7170S compares to the Pioneer DVR-212?